Originally created 11/20/00

Georgia notebook

A look at No. 19 Georgia two days after defeating Mississippi 32-14:

What worked: Georgia revived its ground game, piling up a season-high 244 yards on the ground. Freshman Musa Smith accounted for 144 of those, and Jasper Sanks and Brett Millican also contributed after Smith left the game with a shoulder injury.

What didn't: QB Cory Phillips had a shaky night, throwing for only 107 yards and two interceptions. After taking over for the injured Quincy Carter, Phillips had his worst performance in his three games as a starter. But with the running game hitting on all cylinders, Phillips didn't have to be on top of his game.

What's next: Georgia (7-3, 5-3 SEC) is at home against No. 18 Georgia Tech (noon, CBS-Channel 12) at Sanford Stadium.

Injuries: RB Smith (shoulder) is day-to-day. QB Carter (thumb) will be evaluated today. Offensive linemen Jonas Jennings and Brady Pate are OK after being injured on the same play Saturday night.

Analysis: Georgia showed it has some fight left in this team. After back-to-back losses to rivals Florida and Auburn, the Bulldogs could have packed this one in. But after trailing 14-0, Georgia reeled off 32 straight points in cold, rainy conditions. In the second half, the whole team showed up as the ground game continued to click, the defense contributed points and PK Billy Bennett added a career-best 49-yard field goal.

Quote: "He's definitely the kind of back you can give it to 20 times and get 100 yards out of him." - Georgia coach Jim Donnan on Smith


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