Murray 11-14-0 194 Yards 3 TDs
Mason 2-5-0 33 yards
Green 12 carries for 62 yards
Mitchell 1 carry for 11 yard
Hicks 2 carries for 7 yards, 2 TDs
R Davis 2-29
Lynch 2-16 TD
Marshall 2-46 TD
Mitchell 1-25 TD
J Jenkins 4 tackles 1 sack
R Wilson 4 tackles TFL
R Carter 3 tackles
Herrera 3 tackles TFL
Mauger 2 tackles
Langley INT (0 yards)
Wiggins INT (17 yards TD)
Stripling 1 tackle
Norman 1 tackle
Thornton 1 tackle
Bailey 1 tackle
Swann 1 tackle
G Smith 1 tackle
Floyd 1 tackle
J Taylor 1 tackle
J Dawson FF
Richt stated that the final score came on a simulated one-minute drive of roughly 60 yards, where Aaron Murray, who was pulled after the third quarter, was brought back in. In the waning seconds, Murray found Arthur Lynch for a game tying touchdown. The lead was then taken by an extra point. Immediately, Richt was asked who kicked that extra point, to which he smiled and stated “I cannot tell you that.” This in reference to the still unknown status of Marshall Morgan following a Boating Under the Influence charge this summer.
You may notice Todd Gurley missing from the stats. Richt stated that “Gurley did not get any snaps today. We have seen all we need to see from Todd. I needed to see things from others.” Take this is a very good sign that Gurley is ready to go.Some great news from the scrimmage came when both Damian Swann and Malcolm Mitchell were included in the stats. Both were listed on the injury list as recently as Tuesday, with what seemed like potential serious issues. Swann was listed with a hip-flexor and groin strain, to which Richt explained he never thought was a huge concern. Speculation was flying around Dawg Nation all day Wednesday of the severity of Swann’s injuries in an already depleted secondary. It is nothing but good news that he received reps Wednesday night.
As far as Mitchell goes, Richt explained that he was not sure where the knee swelling he suffered earlier this week came from. Richt told us that Mitchell was not sure either, and they pulled him from practice as a precaution. Participating in a game-like scrimmage should tell you that he feels normal again.
However, there were several key players who did not participate in the scrimmage. Tray Matthews (hamstring), Shaquille Fluker (illness), Sheldon Dawson (shoulder), Corey Moore (knee) Rhett McGowan (ankle), Jonathan Rumph (hamstring), Rantavious Wooten (hamstring), and Chase Vasser (ankle) were all sidelined.
Richt told the media that the pregame for the 8pm scrimmage was run exactly the way it would be held leading up to the start of the Clemson game August 31st. The only difference was the players did not head back into the locker room with 20 minutes left before coming back out.
Apparently Christian LeMay did a good job acting as Clemson’s mobile quarterback Tajh Boyd. Richt explained that LeMay was able to use his own wheels while making some “great throws” against the UGA starting defense.
With the final scrimmage in the books, most questions should be answered, or very close to being answered, for the coaching staff. Richt said tomorrow they will hold a situational scrimmage, mainly consisting of kicking scenarios, before turning all focus to game planning for the opener at Clemson later this week and leading into the first official game week of 2013.
To say we are close is a gross understatement. The season is officially here. This Saturday just happens to be an off week.
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So, with Lemay running the scout team and Ramsey throwing a couple of balls, does this mean Brice is #3 on the depth chart now? Also, where does Welch and Bauta fit into the equation?
I'd like to see Hicks get some passes out of the backfield. Not too many second level guys in the league that will lower their shoulder on him!
I would still say in the extreme case that we need to use a third quarterback, LeMay would go out there. I feel Ramsey is all but guaranteed a redshirt year to get into the system. Remember, he came from a (dreaded) triple option offense in high school.
As for Faton, I have zero sources to back me up, but I feel we will finally see him in some short yardage situations this year. He is a bruiser.
Yes, I'd say BR is #3. There has been rumbling about a position change for Bauta. Welch????
I get the impression a lot of the ones nursing injuries, or that have already proven themselves, got most of the the night off.
LF happens to fall into both of those categories.
Bobo is not known to pass the ball to the fullback. I thought Bruce Figgins conversion from TE to fullback would creat the opportunity. Figgins caught 7 passes as a full back.
But notice the 2 catches for 46 yards from Keith Marshall! I certainly like that!
@Logan Booker agreed regarding poss. RS for Ramsey... why burn a year if we don't absolutely need him in there
Actually, BR was a wing-t QB. Passing is not antithetical in the wing-t. ;-}
@Logan Booker Hopefully there will not be any of those extreme cases, just some mop-up duty. From all earlier reports Ramsey was going to redshirt. I was just curious when I saw him on the stat sheet.
@ecdawg any specific position that you've heard or is it just general rumbling?
@ecdawg Welch as a walk-on I did not expect him to be very high on the depth chart. I was surprised to see Ramsey getting a couple of reps ahead of everyone else in light of his projected redshirt. Welch did throw a couple of pretty balls in the Spring game and was #3 last year while Mason redshirted. Just curious.
IF he switches My guess would be defense. I know that his choice is to play QB.