Originally created 10/31/04

UGA notebook



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia running back Danny Ware has made some big runs in his brief career as a Bulldog.

But none meant more than the trio he ripped off during the final drive of Saturday's 31-24 win over Florida.

With 3:28 to play, Georgia recovered an onside kick by Florida at the Gators' 49-yard line, but still needed to get at least two more first downs to secure the victory.

Thanks to Ware and some aggressive blocking by his offensive line, that's what happened.

Ware gained nine yards on Georgia's first play before picking up the first down one play later with a 1-yard run to the 39.

On the next play, an 11-yard run by Ware enabled Georgia to run out the clock, although the freshman was one broken tackle away from putting one final touchdown on the scoreboard.

GREENE TIES WINS MARK: Quarterback David Greene tied the NCAA mark for most wins by a Division I-A quarterback after improving to 39-9 for his career.

The senior shares the mark with former Tennessee star Peyton Manning, who went 39-6 from 1994-1997.

Greene, who completed 15-of-23 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns, added a couple of other Georgia records in the victory.

His three touchdowns set a new record for career touchdown responsibility with 72, passing Eric Zeier's 71 from 1991-94.

Greene's 67 touchdown passes tied the school record, which he shares with Zeier.

Greene has also thrown 187 consecutive passes without an interception, which is a school record and is closing in on the Southeastern Conference mark, which is 200 by Ole Miss' Stewart Patridge (1997).

His 48th career start tied him with former All-American place-kicker Kevin Butler (1981-84).

POLLACK SECURES RECORD: Defensive end David Pollack wasted little time breaking the school record for sacks when corralled Gators quarterback Chris Leak late in the second quarter.

He added another sack in the second half, the 31st of his career and left him two behind former Tennessee great Reggie White for fifth place all-time in the SEC.

SIDELINE REPORT: Representatives from the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Capital One, Outback and Peach Bowl attended Saturday's game. ... With five catches, Fred Gibson moved up to third in Bulldogs history for career receptions with 148, passing Hines Ward (144). Teammate Reggie Brown (five catches against Florida), ranks seventh with 127.