Georgia 30 Vanderbilt 14

Georgia beat Vanderbilt 30-14 on a rainy day when both teams piled up both rushing and passing yardage. Vanderbilt's inability to get the ball in the end zone or through the goal posts enough cost the Commodores another chance at an SEC victory. Two key failures on the Georgia one-yard line helped spell doom for the Commodores and resulted in the continuation of a season that will long be remembered for what could have been.

Georgia jumped on top early when they marched 58 yards in just four plays to take a 7-0 lead after running back Musa Smith ran it in from three yards out.  That drive took only 1:19 off the clock. Vandy responded on it's initial drive with a 79-yard drive that stalled on fouth-and-one at the UGA one-yard line.  Lew Thomas was stuffed by Bulldog defenders as he tried to vault over the Georgia line. 

Georgia struck again later in the first quarter when Musa Smith broke loose for a 41-yard touchdown run that put the Bulldogs up 14-0 with 1:07 left in the quarter.  It took the Dawgs just seven plays to get the 71 yards needed for the score. 

The Dawgs struck again in the second quarter when freshmen quarterback David Greene passed to A. Gibson for a 58-yard scoring pass to give the Dawgs a 21-0 lead with 6:53 left in the half.  What made that drive particular disappointing for the Commodores was that the Bulldogs scored that touchdown after having a touchdown called back on the previous play for holding. 

With 30 seconds left in the half Vanderbilt got on the board when Greg Zolman found M.J. Garrett from seven yards out to pull within 14 points of Georgia at 21-7.  The drive covered 13 plays and 78 yards for the Commodores. 

The Bulldogs weren't finished though.   In 30 seconds the Bulldogs marched 61 yards.  Billy Bennett kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired in the half to give the Dawgs a 24-7 half time lead. 

At half time Vanderbilt had 236 total yards offense to Georgia's 320.

The Vanderbilt offense continued churning yardage but failing to get in the end zone in the second half.  On it's first drive of the third quarter Vandy moved the ball all the way to the Georgia 33-yard line.  On fourth and 10 Vandy elected to punt.  The ball rolled dead at the UGA 7-yard line.  Three plays later the Bulldogs were again in Vandy territory.  However, a Georgia fumble would kill that drive.

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