Quotes and numbers: UT vs. UGA

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Posted Oct 9, 2004


ATHENS - Numbers and quotes from Saturday's game.

2

Drives of Georgia's that lasted longer than three minutes, compared to five for the Volunteers

3

Number of carries for UGA freshman tailback Thomas Brown, who had 31 rushes in the past two games.

3.8

Georgia's average per rush, 1.4 below average and its second lowest total of the year.

4

Possessions when Georgia went three-and-out, to two for Tennessee

5

Number of sacks recorded against Georgia, which entered the game having given up four in four games.

8

Total catches for senior Fred Gibson, moving him to fourth place in school history, now with 135 and 11 behind Hines Ward for third.

10

Total tackles for UGA's Thomas Davis to lead all defenders, his third double-digit tackle day of the season.

10:46

Difference in time of possession, UT's 35:23 to UGA's 24:37

13

Number of different Volunteers to score a touchdown this season, wideout Chris Hannon being the 13th.

17

Home winning streak by Georgia that was snapped.

24

Georgia's longest play from scrimmage, a first quarter pass from backup quarterback D.J. Shockley to Fred Gibson.

56

The Bulldogs' rushing total, lowest since 96 last year against Alabama,and 163.5 yards below average.

2,022

Career yardage total for UT's Cedric Houston.

QUOTES

"They're a rhythm offense. That's what you try to do, disrupt their rhythm. We were trying to disrupt 'em, put them in the situations they didn't want to be in." UT defensive end Jason Hall

"A week ago, we had one penalty for 10 yards. This week, same team gets 12.... The hidden yardage behind what we lost was pretty big." Georgia head coach Mark Richt.

"Today, when we ran the ball, we tried to find the defenders and make adjustments. ... We were able to establish the run game early on, and (the offensive line) did a good job of opening up holes." UT tailback Gerald Riggs, Jr.

"I was thinking (Leonard) Pope was just going to run straight, getin the end zone and turn. He ended up breaking it off across and running a post. We weren't on the same page." - UGA quarterback David Greene on the game-ending pass in the end zone.

"It did wonders for us, coming out and executing as soon as we got on the field. You've got to give Coach (Randy) Sanders credit. He called some great calls tonight. UT center and former Northside-Warner Robins standout Jason Respert.

"Talent is a coin toss in this league. You have to make plays. They made them and we didn't." Georgia defensive end David Pollack.

"It was a weird game. I can't explain it. The first three quarters, I felt like a non-factor." Greene.

"Nobody gave us a chance. We understood that. We had a lot of people telling us, 'You guys can't be successful with two first-year quarterbacks." said Respert.

"At the end of the game, we moved the ball at will. I just don't know what happened the rest of the game." Georgia wideout Reggie Brown.


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