(Saturday, October 17th)
Final Score: Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 10
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Joe Cox threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and the Georgia Bulldogs got back on track with a 34-10 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores in SEC play in Nashville.
Cox completed 16-of-31 pass attempts and was picked once, as Georgia (4-3, 3-2 SEC) rebounded nicely following back-to-back losses to LSU and Tennessee. A.J. Green was the top target with three catches for 95 yards and a score, while Washaun Ealey paced the ground attack with 71 yards on 13 caries.
Larry Smith and Mackenzi Adams both saw time under center for Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-4) and they combined for 147 yards and a touchdown on 17-of-34 pass attempts. Brandon Barden was the team's main outlet and he finished the day with five catches for 49 yards and a score, as the Commodores dropped their third straight contest.
The Bulldogs opened the game's scoring with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Cox to Green late in the first quarter.
Vanderbilt countered early in the second frame behind a 41-yard field goal from Ryan Fowler.
Four minutes later, Georgia extended its lead courtesy of a two-yard touchdown run by Caleb King. Blair Walsh nailed a 42-yard field goal with seven seconds left in the first half, giving the Bulldogs a 17-3 lead at the intermission.
Smith kept things interesting early in the third quarter, as he threw a five- yard strike to Barden to pull Vanderbilt within a touchdown.
Walsh though, gave Georgia a 20-10 lead with a 43-yard field goal late in the third period.
The Bulldogs started to pull away early in the fourth quarter when Cox completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to King.
A nine-yard touchdown run by Fred Munzenmaier late in the fourth quarter sealed the deal, as Georgia claimed the 34-10 victory.
Georgia, which won for the 14th time in 15 seasons against Vanderbilt, held a 399-296 advantage in total yards on the day.
10/17 16:25:08 ET