Cover, cover, cover
Ole Miss let it be known from the start that it could make the big play as Mike Wallace beat Asher Allen for a 45-yard touchdown reception on the Rebels’ first possession. Shay Hodge caught six passes for 77 yards. Time will prove that the Ole Miss receiving corps is pretty good but it got too many easy chances after Georgia got burned deep early.
Score on special teams
Georgia didn’t score, but it took the wind out of Ole Miss’ sails in the second half with a beautifully executed onside kick. The kick was designed by assistant coach Jon Fabris. “He had been studying them, and he saw that it was there,” Richt said. “I watched as we kicked off a few other times and watched a few key players to see if they were reacting the way they needed to for it to be successful.”
Except for a notable drop by tight end Tripp Chandler, Georgia held onto the ball pretty well. Mohamed Massaqoui continues to shine. He had three catches for 29 yards.