Saturday, September 6, 2008

No. 2 Georgia rolls up 552 yards in blowout over Central Michigan

ATHENS, GA - Knowshon Moreno, Georgia's dynamic sophomore, rushed for 168 yards and tied his career high with three touchdowns as the No. 2 Bulldogs responded to a ratings snub by pounding Central Michigan, 56-17, today.

But the play that had everyone talking didn't result in a touchdown.

Late in the third quarter, Moreno got loose in the secondary. Central's Vince Agnew came in low, looking to take him down at the knees, but the Georgia back simply leaped over the would-be tackler and kept on going for a 29-yard gain.

After Central Michigan (1-1) closed to 28-14 on Dan LeFevour's second TD pass, Moreno put it away. The sophomore took the pitch on a sweep around right end, burst upfield when he spotted a hole, stiff-armed defensive back Eric Fraser and crashed off the pylon for a 52-yard score.

LeFevour threw for 250 yards (23-for-43), with two touchdowns and an interception. Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 67 yards, and Joe Bockheim gained 59 yards on five catches, including a 12-yard touchdown reception just before the half for the Chippewas.

Matthew Stafford was 18-for-28 for 213 yards for Georgia, hooking up with Mohamed Massaquoi on a pair of touchdown passes.

Next Saturday, it's (2) Georgia (2-0) at (24) South Carolina (2-0) in Columbia.


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