'Dawgs see positive signs after Saturday scrimmage
After 11 practices over nine straight days since the open of training camp, Georgia scrimmaged under the lights at Sanford Stadium Saturday evening. The scrimmage took place three weeks before the Bulldogs open their season against Clemson, and even took place at the same time of day.
The first team offense went up against the first team defense, which usually happens only in the spring at Georgia. According to media reports, both sides has reason to be encouraged.
“I thought it was one of the those scrimmages where it was kind of like a draw,” quarterback Hutson Mason told the Athens Banner-Herald.
“The offense may have caught a couple balls, but our defense got them on the ground,” coach Mark Richt said.
For a defense that has a new coordinator and new faces across the secondary, a draw has to be considered a win.
“Pruitt has those guys doing a lot of things,” said tight end Jay Rome, according to the Banner-Herald.
Mason completed 10-of-13 passes for 104 yards, while Rome caught three balls for 39 yards. Freshman Nick Chubb led all tailbacks with 52 yards on seven carries. Keith Marshall, returning from an ACL injury in 2013, caught three passes for 56 yards out of the backfield. Heisman candidate Todd Gurley added 13 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
Defensive end Sterling Bailey led the defense with eight tackles. Outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins tallied five tackles and three sacks.