ATHENS, Ga. -- A week after escaping a big win over Tennessee relatively injury free, the Bulldogs hobbled out of Sanford Stadium on Saturday with a not-so-big win over Vanderbilt and a lot of question marks due to injuries.
Three running backs are hurt -- Jasper Sanks (shoulder), Musa Smith (knee) and DeJuan Green (ankle).
Both Sanks and Smith are expected to play next week at Kentucky, but without Sanks on Saturday, the Bulldogs' running backs by committee had all the effectiveness of a filibuster. Georgia gained just 92 yards on 30 carries.
Sanks did not play. He hurt his shoulder blocking Marcus Stroud in a full-contact team passing drill during Tuesday's practice.
"We started out and tried to win the game without him," Georgia coach Jim Donnan said. "We probably could've put him in there, but I think he'll be back next week."
Sanks said he learned just before kickoff Saturday that he wouldn't play. Smith injured his knee in the first half. Green was injured on the next-to-last play of the game, hurting his ankle. He was carried off the field by two trainers.
HENDERSON'S HEROICS: Jamie Henderson never had blocked a kick in all of his years of playing football, but he made his first one count, blocking a Vanderbilt PAT on the Commodores first touchdown. Tim Wansley picked the ball up and ran 89 yards for two points.
He didn't have to wait long to block his second. He blocked a 52-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
So what does it feel like to block two kicks in one game?
"It hurts," Henderson said.
It was the second time in Georgia history that the Bulldogs returned a blocked PAT for two points. The first time other was by Kirby Smart in 1995 against New Mexico State.
BULLDOG BITS: For the third straight game, Georgia returned an interception for a touchdown. ... Washington County product Terrence Edwards became the first Georgia player to have back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Champ Bailey in 1998. Edwards finished with five catches for 135 yards. Edwards' 67-yard touchdown catch was a career long, and it puts him in a tie for sixth place in Georgia history with 11 career scoring catches. .... Georgia is 61-16-2 on homecoming. ... The Bulldogs' three interceptions was the most since they picked off four against Vandy last season.
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