Ge­or­gia holds off Van­der­bilt to move to 6-1

The Covington News - - Sports -

ATHENS — Know­shon Moreno had his best game of the sea­son. A.J. Green came up huge. Still, Ge­or­gia strug­gled to put an­other op­po­nent away.

The Bull­dogs bet­ter step it up: LSU and Florida are next.

Moreno rushed for a sea­son-high 172 yards and the fresh­man Green had 132 yards re­ceiv­ing, but 10th-ranked Ge­or­gia strug­gled for a 24-14 victory over Van­der­bilt on Satur­day.

Matthew Stafford threw two touch­down passes for the Bull­dogs, who twice built 14-point leads and held a com­mand­ing 425-245 lead in to­tal yards. The No. 22 Com­modores still had a chance, though, un­til Blair Walsh kicked a 39-yard field goal with 17 sec­onds re­main­ing.

"It wasn't pretty," Stafford said. "But we were able to grind it out and get things done."

The per­for­mance mir­rored a 26-14 victory over Ten­nessee the pre­vi­ous week, in which Ge­or­gia held a 458-209 yardage lead but al­lowed the Vols to hang around un­til the fourth quar­ter.

The Bull­dogs (6-1, 3-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) may not be able to get away with liv­ing on the edge much longer. They travel to No. 13 LSU next Satur­day, then meet No. 5 Florida in the an­nual show­down at Jack­sonville.

Two pass in­ter­fer­ence penal­ties by the most flagged team in the coun­try set

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