On a day quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason each passed for more than 150 yards, players said the offense got the best of the defense in Georgia’s second spring scrimmage on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
“It was a lot of fun offensively today,” Murray said. “I think we scored every possession. The ones scored I think every possession either a field goal or a touchdown.”
Georgia coach Mark Richt liked what he saw on both sides of the ball.
“I thought the scrimmage was outstanding. I thought the guys really had fun today,” he said. “I thought they competed well. I think we’re still a little bit undisciplined with a little extracurricular activitiy after a couple of plays. Things get heated up and guys get after it a little bit after the whistle blows. I’d rather have them a heartbeat than try to get them to go.”
Cornerback Sheldon Dawson had an interception, giving him three in the two scrimmages, but he may be done for the spring after pulling a hamstring.
Chris Conley had six catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Freshmen inside linebacker Reggie Carter had five tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Freshman cornerback Reggie Wilkerson also had an interception. That gives Carter and Wilkerson an interception in each of the scrimmages.
“Our ones and twos, it seems like there’s less of a discrepancy between the groups,” Richt said. “Sometimes your ones are just so much better than your twos, but when our twos are playing ball, there’s a lot of good ball players out there so I’m encouraged by that, too.”
Richt confirmed that sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons is working as the starting strong safety. Harvey-Clemons plays the star role covering the slot receiver in the nickel package.
Here is Harvey-Clemons explaining his role on the defense:
And here is Aaron Murray on today’s scrimmage:
Georgia second spring scrimmage statistics
Keith Marshall 4-25 yards
Todd Gulrey 3-14
J.J. Green 12-13
Brandon Harton 5-6
Kyle Karempelis 4-8
Christian LeMay 2-19
Aaron Murray 13-21 159 yards 1 TD 1 INT
Hutson Mason 8-14 154 yards 2 TD I INT
Parker Welch 3-8 38 yards INT
Christian LeMay 5-11 31 yards TD
Brice Ramsey 1-7 11 yards 1 INT
Malcolm Mitchell 2-52 yards TD
Chris Conley 6-99 TD
Rantavious Wooten 3-50
Rhett McGowan 4-54
Jay Rome 2-29
Arthur Lynch 1-3
Todd Gurley 2-13 TD
Keith Marshall 2-24
Bradon Harton 2-9
Blake Tibbs 3-31 TD
Marshall Morgan 2 of 3 FG. Missed from 55 yards. “It was straight, it just wasn’t long enough,” Richt said.
Connor Norman 7 tackles
Josh Harvey-Clemons 4
Kosta Vavlas 6
Reggie Wilkerson 3 and INT
Garrison Smith 2
John Taylor 4 and sack
Sheldon Dawson 3 and INT
T.J. Stripling forced fumble
Ramik Wilson INT
James DeLoach 3
Jordan Jenkins 2
Tray Matthews 2
Damian Swann 4
Corey Moore 3 and TFL
Reggie Carter 5, fumble recovery and INT
Chris Mayes 3 and TFL
Amarlo Herrera 3
Quincy Mauger 2
Sterling Bailey 3 and TFL
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