Georgia held its first spring scrimmage on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
The No. 1 offense went against the No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense against the No. 2 defense.
Here are statistics provided by coach Mark Richt:
Brendan Douglas 8-36
A.J. Turman 10-20
Hutson Mason 3-15
Kyle Karempelis 8-15 TD—9 yards
Todd Gurley 3-14
Kyle Vagher 1-minus-2
Hutson Mason 12-18 152 2 TDs
Faton Bauta 2-11 20 I INT
Brice Ramsey 2-11 41
Jacob Park 1-7 11
Michael Bennett 5-48
Joanthon Rumph 4-28
Reggie Davis 3-59
Todd Gurley 2-28
Chris Conley 2-54 2TDs
Jordan Davis 1-7
Defensive statistics (first number is tackles)
Reggie Carter 7, TFL, PBU
J.J. Green 7 sack
Brendan Langley 5
James DeLoach 4, TFL PBU 2 sacks
Leonard Floyd 4
Ramik Wilson 4, 2 TFL
Amarlo Herrera 3
Damian Swann 3, TFL 2 PBU
Jonathon Taylor 3
Ray Drew 3, 2 TFL sack
Tray Matthews 3
Several with two and one tackles.
1 TFL—Mike Thornton, Sheldon Dawson, Tristan Askew, John Atkins, Johnny O’Neal, Ryne Rankin, Tommy Long
Int—Shaq Wiggins—19 yard return
Sacks 1—Sheldon Dawson, Askew, Atkins, Long
FG: Morgan 1-1, 29. Extra points: 3 of 3.
“I thought the scrimmage was about like the weather, good and bad. Of course when the defense plays well, the offense isn’t doing well and vice versa. There’s always something good happening, there’s always something bad happening I guess you could say.”
“The ball was moved very well and then we had a dropped ball offensively and then we had a missed assignment and then it ended up being third-and-10 and we don’t convert and we kick a field goal. The one O looked like they were ready to play coming out of the gate, but then got bogged down with a couple of errors. Then it just came down pouring rain and it was hard to do anything offensively.
“Defense was playing well during that time. By halftime, I’m thinking the defense is playing great and the offense is looking like they’re body language isn’t looking really good, not happy about that. Then sure enough, one guy makes a play and then everybody gets excited on the offense and then the defense looks like they’re down a little bit. We’ve got to learn to handle adversity better on both sides of the ball I guess is the point I’m making. We’ve got to keep playing hard every down, know it’s a long game, know it’s a long scrimmage.”
Mason had two touchdown passes to Conley on back-to-back plays of 14 and 40 yards.
“Bang, bang two touchdowns,” Richt said.
On third down situations, the offense won the first four. Pretty good battle after that.
Third and long—the defense pretty much dominated there.
Goal-line: 4 of 4 for offense.
“Nobody seemed to have gotten hurt. …I’m sure there were some guys who got banged up. Maybe something creeps up tomorrow that will hurt worse tomorrow than it does today.
“There were way too many balls dropped. There were some nice throws made by some of the young guys. Just a lot of dropped balls and it seemed like in key situations to keep drives going. It wasn’t just wide receiver drops, fullback drop, wide receivers had their share, too.”
–On J.J. Green: “J.J. is very tough, very physical.
“There were some protection issues.”
–Mason was “very sharp today.”
On the backup QBs: “They’re all fighting for No. 2 in my opinion.”
Chris Conley comment:
“I think everybody had their moment. …There were highs and lows on both side. I can’t pick a winner or loser of the day. I guess Georgia won today.”