Saturday, August 30, 2008

UGA vs GS: Little Brother Week

Top-ranked Georgia blasts Georgia Southern
Athens, GA - Knowshon Moreno rushed for three touchdowns and Matthew Stafford passed for two scores, as top-ranked Georgia opened its season with a 45-21 triumph over Georgia Southern.

Starting the season No. 1 for the first time in school history, the Bulldogs (1-0) showed plenty of firepower continuing from a spectacular finish to the 2007 campaign. Georgia went 11-2, including a 41-10 thrashing of Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl last season.

Stafford completed 13-of-21 passes for a career-high 275 yards, and Moreno, coming off a season in which he scored 14 times on 1,334 rushing yards, ran for 59 yards on Saturday.

Game Notes

Freshman tailback Caleb King led Georgia with 12 carries for 95 yards...Georgia's new mascot, Uga VII, made his debut for the Bulldogs......Uga VI posted the most wins of any bulldog in school history with a record of 87-27 from 1999-2007......The Bulldogs own an all-time Sanford Stadium record of 302-103-1 including 64-15-1 in home openers. Georgia has won its home opener 12 consecutive years......Under head coach Mark Richt, the Bulldogs are 31-2 against non-conference foes including 21-0 in Sanford Stadium. The last time Georgia lost a non-conference game at home was during the 2000 season to Georgia Tech......Georgia is 4-0 all-time against the Eagles......Georgia hosts Central Michigan next Saturday, while Georgia Southern is at home versus Austin Peay......Georgia defensive tackle Jeff Owens left the game in the opening quarter with a right knee injury......Georgia has now won its last 12 season openers.


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