Brown steps it up

Reggie Brown

ATHENS – Last year Georgia's big play receivers seemed to be anything but that. Now, two games into this early season, Reggie Brown has certainly give Georgia a big play threat opposite Fred Gibson.

In Georgia's first two games, Reggie Brown has caught nine balls for 168 yards. He has scored in each game, accounting for the game winning touchdown against South Carolina.

"It was frustrating, but we made adjustments and executed. We knew coming into the game it was going to be a slugfest. We knew we had to struggle through," said Brown of the win over the Gamecocks.

Brown's game-winning touchdown against South Carolina differed from his touchdown against Georgia Southern. Against the Eagles, Brown broke several tackles and used his explosive speed to get score. It's something Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt has been wanting to see from Brown the past few seasons.

"Instead of looking for a place to fall down, Reggie was looking to score," said Richt. Much has been made of Brown's off-season work ethic. It appears to be paying off big time for the fifth year senior.

This past weekend, Brown's extra summer work also seemed to come in handy. With the Bulldogs down 16-13 in the fourth quarter, Brown broke wide open thanks to a great ball fake from David Greene and a good blitz pickup from Tyson Browning.

"David did a good job on the fake, although it was not much of a fake, because Tyson had a corner blitz coming off the edge. He had to block him, and he did perfectly," said Richt.

But Richt gave credit to Brown, too.

"We believe in play action pass," said Richt. "Reggie did a beautiful job of making it look like he was blocking the safety and then he slipped on by him.

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