Georgia safety Moore has big day at scrimmage

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ATHENS, Ga. — Safety Corey Moore racked up nine tackles and snagged an interception in Georgia’s second spring scrimmage on Saturday.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Moore appears headed for a frontline role since Bacarri Rambo is facing a four-game suspension after his second violation of Georgia’s drug testing policy.

Of Moore, head coach Mark Richt said: “He’s coming. He’s a very aggressive football player when it comes to coming up to make a tackle. He’s a good athlete. He’s learning a lot. He’s getting a lot better. He’s going to have to play for us. He’s going have to be able to function for us.”

DOUBTFUL FOR G-DAY: Freshman tailback Keith Marshall is unlikely to make his Sanford Stadium debut Saturday in front of fans on G-Day.

Richt called Marshall “doubtful” to play because of a pulled hamstring. He did not scrimmage and hasn’t practiced for a week.

Fullback Richard Samuel’s status for G-Day is uncertain because of a concussion.

QUARTERBACKS GET GOING: Quarterbacks threw four TD passes during the scrimmage.

Aaron Murray completed 8 of 13 for 125 yards and a touchdown. Hutson Mason went 12 of 19 for 151 with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Walk-on Parker Welch was 5 of 10 for 57 yards and a touchdown and Christian LeMay completed 3 of 6 for 28 yards and an interception.

“We threw and caught it a lot better,” Richt said. “It started out not very good, but as the scrimmage went on more plays were made.”

Marlon Brown led all receivers with five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. Redshirt freshman Justin Scott-Wesley had five catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterbacks are sacked by touch during the scrimmage.

“You’re trying to make a judgment on whether a play would have been a sack or not,” Richt said. “We tried to err on the side of letting the ball get thrown.”

Richt said the defense still was “pretty stout.”

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