Instant analysis: Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 17

November, 26, 2011
How the game was won: Georgia used an efficient passing game and a defense that produced two third-quarter turnovers to launch a string of 17 unanswered points between the second and third quarters. The Bulldogs had pushed their lead from 14-10 to 31-10 before Georgia Tech answered with a touchdown midway through the final period.

Stat of the game: 1-4-2. With Georgia Tech's defense struggling to control the Bulldogs' passing attack, the Yellow Jackets were forced out of their comfort zone and had to throw the ball in the third quarter. Quarterback Tevin Washington went 1-for-4 for 8 yards, but more importantly, threw interceptions to Michael Gilliard and Shawn Williams -- both deep in Tech territory. The Bulldogs scored a touchdown after the Williams interception to go up 31-10.

Player of the game: Aaron Murray. Georgia's quarterback carried the offense in the first half, going 13-for-18 for 193 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs took a 17-10 lead into the locker room. Murray kept clicking in the second half, finishing 19-for-29 for 252 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

Best call: Georgia hadn't handed the ball to a fullback once this season until it faced third-and-2 at the Georgia Tech 30 in the third quarter. Fullback Zander Ogletree surprised most everyone in the stadium -- certainly the Georgia Tech defense -- when he took a handoff 21 yards to the Yellow Jackets' 9. That set up a Murray touchdown pass to Aron White that put the Bulldogs up 31-10.

What it means: Georgia extends its winning streak to 10 games -- the longest in-season winning streak under Coach Mark Richt and longest for a Georgia team since the 1982 team won 11 in a row. The win is also Georgia's 10th against Georgia Tech in 11 seasons under Richt.



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