How they scored

Phillip Ramati
Posted Sep 6, 2003

How they scored today


First Quarter

Georgia proved its own worst enemy in the quarter with five penalties in the period, including three holding penalties during its second drive that led to a Bulldogs punt.

G: Bennett 35 field goal, 10:44. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 4:16. Key play: On third-and-six, David Greene's scramble after failing to find an open receiver fell a yard short, and the Dogs elected to kick a field goal.

Score: Georgia 3, MTSU 0.

Second Quarter

MTSU used a long drive from the first quarter to tie the game at 10:30, but Greene sliced apart the Blue Raiders to set up Michael Cooper's 8-yard run.

M: Kelly 41 field goal, 10:30. Drive: 17 plays, 64 yards, 7:00. Key play: Andrico Hines hit Kerry Wright for a 6-yard catch to the 39 to keep the drive alive.

Score: Georgia 3, MTSU 3.

G: Michael Cooper 8 run (Bennett kick), 7:48. Drive: 7 plays, 81yards, 2:42. Key play: On the first play from scrimmage, Greene found Reggie Brown for a 28-yard pass that got the Dogs to midfield.

Score: Georgia 10, MTSU 3.

Third Quarter

Georgia continued to mix the pass and the run well, breaking the game open against MTSU.

G: Bennett 20 field goal, 9:43. Drive: 7 plays,51 yards, 2:25. Key play: Good containment defense by MTSU on third-and-eight held Reggie Brown to no gain on the MTSU 5, leaving Georgia to go for a field goal.

Score: Georgia 13, MTSU 3.

G: Cooper 3 run (Bennett kick), 4:21. Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, 3:04.

Key play: MTSU was forced to punt deep in its own territory, and Damien Gary's 23-yard punt return let Georgia start its drive on the MTSU 40.

Score: Georgia 20, MTSU 3.

Fourth Quarter

Georgia's ground game took over, thanks to the play of Cooper and Ronnie Powell.

G: Bennett 24 field goal, 11:53. Drive: 14 plays,53 yards, 5:23. Key play: Carrying over from the third quarter, Georgia used a long drove to get down to the 7. On third-and-goal, MTSU's Danny Tolbert broke up a pass in the end zone intended for Reggie Brown, setting up the field goal.

Score: Georgia 23, MTSU 3.

G: Ronnie Powell 1 run (pass failed), 2:32. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 4:23. Key play: Powell broke loose for a 17-yard gain and a first down to take the Bulldogs deep into MTSU territory.

Score: Georgia 29, MTSU 3.

M: Wright 71-yard pass from Hines (Kelly kick), 2:09. Drive: 1 play, 71 yards, 23 seconds. Key play: Hines burned Georgia deep, hitting Wright on a post pattern for the first touchdown the Bulldogs have given up all season.

Score: Georgia 29, MTSU 10.

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