This and that: More SEC honors, Vandy game time

semerson@macon.comOctober 7, 2013 

Georgia Tennessee Football

Georgia's Marshall Morgan (13) kicks a field goal as Adam Erickson, left, holds in overtime of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday.

WADE PAYNE — AP

ATHENS - Marshall Morgan has only played three games this year, but he's been honored by the SEC after two of them.

Georgia's sophomore place-kicker was named the SEC special teams player of the week for the second straight week. Morgan made the game-winning field goal in Georgia's 34-31 overtime win at Tennessee, in addition to a 56-yarder, the longest in Neyland Stadium history. (He did miss a 39-yard attempt in the third quarter.)

Morgan's overtime field goal was the first game-winning field goal to finish a game since 2009, when Blair Walsh booted one to finish off Arizona State. And his 56-yarder was the longest on the road in Georgia history, and the longest thus far in the SEC this season.

Last week Morgan was the special teams player of the week after making all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder, in a three-point win over LSU. Thus far this season Morgan, who was suspended the first two games, is 6-for-8 on field goals, including 2-for-3 from beyond 50 yards, and has made every extra-point attempt.

It wasn't the only weekly honor for Georgia: Senior guard Chris Burnette was named the SEC offensive lineman of the week. Burnette graded out at 82 percent and had six "dominator" blocks and four knockdowns at Tennessee, according to the SEC, which gets the stats from Georgia.

Georgia's offensive line got off to a rough start at Clemson, but has allowed just one sack over the past three games. GEorgia has scored at least 34 points and had at least 400 yards in every game thus far.

Another noon game

Georgia's visit to Vanderbilt on Oct. 19 will kick off at noon and be broadcast on CBS, the conference and the network announced on Monday.

CBS has a doubleheader on Oct. 19, and will carry the Auburn-Texas A&M game at 3:30. On the call for the Georgia-Vanderbilt game will be Tim Brandon (play-by-play), Aaron Taylor (color analysts) and Allie LaForce (sideline).

It will be the second straight noon game for Georgia, which hosts Missouri at that time this Saturday.

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