October 1, 2011

Georgia wins battle of Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga., - Every Dog has his day.

Saturday was that day for the Georgia Bulldogs as they jumped out to a strong first half lead to down their canine counterparts Mississippi State 24-10 in front of 92,746 fans at Sanford Stadium.

UGA (3-2, 2-1) scored three first half touchdowns to lead 21-3 at halftime while MSU went their second game of the season without an offensive touchdown.

"We had some opportunities to do things and we didn't execute," Mullen said. "We made life easy for Georgia by giving them the short field a few times and turning over the ball. We have to execute at a high level every week, especially in the SEC. We have to coach our players up really well and set them up for success each week. We have to execute for four quarters."

Georgia racked up 237 of its 315 total yards on the day in the first half. UGA finished with a balanced attack of 160 yards through the air and 155 on the ground winning their third consecutive game.

Quarterback Aaron Murray connected on 13-of-25 passing for 160 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

"Today was a great game and we made a lot of big steps," Murray said. "I feel like we have a lot of momentum so it's time to get back out on the field and preparing for Tennessee."

True freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell gashed the State defense with 90 of his 104 rushing yards in the first half. Crowell carried 22 times and averaged 4.7 yards per attempt.

"I just had a good rhythm," Crowell said. "The whole offense was clicking. The offensive line was doing great so I just ran."

Malcolm Mitchell was the leading receiver for UGA making five grabs for 60 yards and a touchdown.

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