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Blog: Georgia getting its kicks

Breaking news: Georgia’s Blair Walsh has lined up for a lot of field goal attempts this season.

How many?

Walsh’s 20 field goal tries are the most by any college kicker in the nation. That’s in any NCAA classification—FBS, FCS, Division II or Division III.

Walsh has made 12 of 20 this year.

Half of the SEC teams haven’t even had 10 attempts this season: Ole Miss (3), Vanderbilt (5), South Carolina (6), Kentucky (6), Arkansas (8) and Tennessee (9). Walsh has 10 field goal tries alone from 40 yards and longer.  He’s made four of them, including from 56 and 53 yards.

Georgia is ninth in the SEC in scoring touchdowns in the red zone, with touchdowns on 15 of 26 trips (57.7 percent).

“We certainly would love to be scoring more touchdowns than we do,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said.  “I didn’t realize until I watched TV copy of the game (the 33-28 win over Vanderbilt) that we had gone six drives in a row with points. That’s impressive to hear, but when three of them are field goals, it still doesn’t give you the separation that you’d like to have and give you some breathing room in a game like that. We’ve just got to keep working hard at when we get into range, to put that thing in the end zone and finish drives better and put touchdowns on the board.”

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