Georgia holds off Vanderbilt to move to 6-1
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