Colorado’s Rodney Stewart carried 19 times for 149 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put Colorado ahead 29-24. He helped ice the game by rushing 14 yards for a first down after Colorado recovered the Bulldogs’ fourth-quarter fumble.
Georgia’s Caleb King fumbled at the Colorado 30 as the Bulldogs appeared to be setting up a winning drive with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Colorado’s B.J. Beatty got into the backfield and forced King to fumble. Jon Major recovered at the Colorado 30, preserving the win.
When the Bulldogs stalled at the Colorado 2 in the fourth quarter, Georgia opted to go with a Blair Walsh field goal instead of trying for a touchdown. The kick was good and put Georgia within two points at 29-27, but it set the stage for Georgia to fumble away its final possession.
Quote of the game
“We didn’t represent Georgia well. We didn’t represent the SEC well. The only people we have to blame is ourselves.”
— Georgia defensive end Demarcus Dobbs
By the numbers
Difference in kickoff return yards in favor of Georgia, which returned three for 111 yards and had a pair of fair catches.
Time of possession difference in favor of Colorado in the fourth quarter. Georgia had the ball for 4:12, and Colorado controlled for 10:48.
Receiving yards for Georgia’s A.J. Green, who was in his first game back after serving a four-game suspension. He caught seven passes and scored two touchdowns.
Number of tackles for Georgia’s Akeem Dent. He finished with eight solo and four assisted tackles for a game-high combination.
— Chris White