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LSU tailback Charles Scott carried the ball 19 times for 99 yards and punched in two touchdowns. The yards were hard to come by, but LSU kept hammering Georgia up the middle with the 6-foot-1, 234-pound senior.
With less than a minute to play, and the Tigers trailing by a point, Scott broke free from two Georgia defenders on a 33-yard go-ahead touchdown run.
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The officiating crew flagging Georgia receiver A.J. Green for excessive celebration following his 16-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter. The penalty, assessed on the kickoff, forced Georgia’s Blair Walsh to kick from the 15-yard line. Tigers return man Trindon Holliday caught the ball at the 17-yard-line, setting up a return to the Georgia 43, and a short field for the LSU offense.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“Well I don’t quite know how people want you react after a play that big in a game this big. Obviously what we did do crossed the line, so I understand. That’s out of our hands and that’s the referee’s call. If they felt we crossed the line we’ve got to respect that.” – Georgia quarterback Joe Cox commenting on the excessive celebration penalty.
BY THE NUMBERS
1: Georgia had only one first down and 49 yards in the first half.
6: The Bulldogs went into Saturday with just five sacks for the season. They had six against LSU.
16-17: Mark Richt’s Georgia teams are 16-17 when trailing at halftime.
18: Georgia had an 18-play touchdown drive that lasted 7:52. It was the most plays during a scoring drive for a Bulldog team since they had 19 against Tennessee in 1988.
54: Opponents have scored 54 points off 13 Georgia turnovers this season.