PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jonathon Crompton, Tennessee quarterback: Crompton completed 74 percent of his passes, exploiting the Georgia defense for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Crompton utilized the naked bootleg several plays to sell the play action fake, spreading the wealth to eight receivers, three of whom had at least four catches.
A Bacarri Rambo third quarter interception and score made the score 24-19, but Tennessee answered with an eight play, 80 yard drive, lasting over four minutes. The drive ended with a Montario Hardesty 39-yard touchdown run. Georgia would not score again.
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Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin implanting the naked bootleg.
Georgia coach Mark Richt estimated 80 percent of Tennessee’s total yards came from the play-action pass. Crompton said the Volunteers practiced the bootleg all week, and felt good about the success translating on Saturday.
“We got the right play calls because we knew what they were going to do,” he said.
BY THE NUMBERS
100: Yards on Brandon Boykin’s kickoff return that tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.
71: The number of points opponents have scored on Georgia’s 16 turnovers.
13: The number of points Georgia has scored on opponents’ 5 turnovers.
-11: Turnover ratio for the 2009 Bulldogs.
52: Yards on Sophomore kicker Blair Walsh’s second-quarter field goal. He is 3-3 from beyond 50 yards this year and 5-8 for his career.
17: Total blocked punts by Georgia under coach Mark Richt.
3: Zach Renner’s career blocked punts. His block leading to a safety tied the school record for career blocked punts with three other Bulldogs. They are Corrie Collier, Kendrell Bell and David Pollack.
40: Passes attempted by Georgia against the Vols.
152: Yards passing on Georgia’s 20 completions.
34:05: The time Georgia’s defense spent on the field against the Vols’s offense.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“You go back to practice and you just have to get better. You can’t let Tennessee beat you twice. That’s the one thing you can’t do.” — Prince Miller, Georgia cornerback.