Bulldogs run over Yellow Jackets

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Two more wins is what the Georgia Bulldogs need to reach the BCS title game. They got the first win on Saturday as they steamrolled Georgia Tech 42-10.

The Bulldogs got the action started when Malcolm Mitchell returned the opening kickoff to the Tech 44-yard line. That led to a Todd Gulrey 3-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs the 7-0 lead.

The Yellow Jackets looked to respond as they were able to drive all the way down to the Bulldogs 1-yard line. But Robert Godhigh fumbled and it was recovered by Bacarri Rambo who returned it to midfield. That led to another Gurley touchdown run and that gave the Bulldogs the 14-0 lead.

Tech answered on the next drive with a Chris Tanner 38-yard field goal, but the Bulldogs would answer right back as Keith Marshall rushed for a 15-yard score to increase their lead to 18. That score was possible because Aaron Murray threw a 57-yard pass to Malcolm Mitchell to end the first quarter.

The Yellow Jackets put Vad Lee in at quarterback midway through the second quarter to add a spark to the offense. That plan backfired because Lee threw an interception to Bacarri Rambo in the end zone which was returned to midfield. That led to a Murray 11-yard touchdown pass to Rhett McGowan and the Bulldogs increased their lead to 25 going into halftime.

Early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs increase their lead to 32 when Murray threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jay Rome, which was his first TD reception if his career. After a Tech three-and-out, the Bulldogs scored one final time when Marshall scored from 17-yards out.

Tech would score its only touchdown  midway through the fourth quarter when David Sims scored from 9 yards out. But by that time, most of the Georgia starters were pulled from the game and Tech had no chance of coming back.

It was a good all-around day for the Bulldogs. Murray finished 14 of 17 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley had a combined 163 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

On defense, Alec Ogletree led all defenders with 15 tackles which is the most out of any UGA player this year. Christian Robinson added 13 while John Jenkins had a career high 11 stops.

As for Tech, they were able to move the ball as they racked up 306 yards on the ground. But they turned the ball over twice, were only 3-of-7 on fourth down conversions and just 1-for-4 in the red zone.

Another thing to note about this game is with the 42 points the Bulldogs scored, they have scored 456 points this season, which is a school record. The previous record was 450, which was set in 2002.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season with an 11-1 record will now get ready for either Alabama or LSU in the SEC championship game next week. The Yellow Jackets fall to 6-6 and will face Florida State in the ACC Championship.

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