Short takes: Jarvis Jones rules, Aaron Murray escapes

Aaron Murray struggled for most of the game but had a big 47-yard touchdown pass play to Malcolm Mitchell late in the game. (Bob Andres/AJC)

Aaron Murray struggled for most of the game but had a big 47-yard touchdown pass play to Malcolm Mitchell late in the game. (Bob Andres/AJC)

(I’ll be back with a column from the Georgia-Florida game shortly. Until then, here are my three short takes on the game.)

1. JARVIS JONES A DIFFERENCE-MAKER. If the Georgia outside linebacker (ankle, groin, knee) is still not at full strength, it would be scary to watch him when he is. In a game when defense (and turnovers) ruled the day, Jones stood out. After missing last week’s game against Kentucky, he returned and had four sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a dozen tackles. If NFL scouts were watching, they were salivating.

2. AARON MURRAY: NOT LOVING JACKSONVILLE: The Georgia quarterback had one of the worst games of his career two years ago, with four turnovers in the Florida game as a freshman. It appeared he would revisit that low Saturday, with interceptions in three consecutive first-half possessions. The most damaging turnover: a third-down pass from the Florida 9 that killed a scoring drive. But Murray amended for some miscues with his late-game 45-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell that made the score 17-9.

3. DISCIPLINE ISSUES EVIDENT: The Bulldogs had 14 penalties for well over 100 yards, including some really foolish personal fouls, such as Mitchell for taunting a Florida defensive back after a catch and cornerback Devin Bowman slapping a Florida player on the helmet after a play was dead. In most games, that would cost them. Certainly, against Alabama, they wouldn’t get away with it.

By Jeff Schultz

178 comments Add your comment

Ricnic

October 27th, 2012
7:25 pm

Ricnic

October 27th, 2012
7:25 pm

HOW! ABOUT THEM DAWGS!!!!!!! Woooof! Woooof! Woooof!

Dawgify

October 27th, 2012
7:29 pm

I’m headed out to buy a 6-pack of Gator Tears.

JWOOD

October 27th, 2012
7:29 pm

Devin Bowman shoved a player in the shoulder pads. I don’t think he went for the helmet.

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:29 pm

I tried to tell you people.

Murray leads his team to his first win against a top 5 ranked team.

Onto Miami we come!!!!

Dawgs win!!! Dawgs win!!!! Dawgs win!!!!

What?

October 27th, 2012
7:30 pm

Didn’t play the best, but got the win!!! GO DAWGS!!!

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:31 pm

Malcom Mitchell, what a play.

Jarvis Jones, ALL AMERICAN AGAIN!!! Best game I’ve seen form a UGA defensive player–EVER!!

Gurley–unstoppable!!!

This team is more than Aaron Murray. 4 int’s = UGA win.

Defense played lights out!!!!

DP

October 27th, 2012
7:31 pm

That incredibly poorly played game set SEC football back a couple of decades. Both teams deserved to lose but only one could.

We Win

October 27th, 2012
7:32 pm

There was, however, the story of a Florida coach shoving a Georgia player before the game.

JunkYard

October 27th, 2012
7:32 pm

Jarvis Jones is a Consensus All-American hands down.

LDawg

October 27th, 2012
7:33 pm

Will take an ugly win over a pretty loss anyday!!! WOOF!!!!

Leem

October 27th, 2012
7:34 pm

Gie Shawn Williams the Game Ball!

FalconUGAFan

October 27th, 2012
7:34 pm

Love the win, don’t NECESSARILY think CMR needs to be fired, but I am sick of the stupid penalties and the fact that the players don’t seem to listen to him. For once I wish he would pull a Grantham on them.

Alphadawg

October 27th, 2012
7:34 pm

Awesome coaching by Todd Grantham. Great play calling on defense.

Strat Cat Dawg

October 27th, 2012
7:35 pm

Richt, Bobo, Grantham, Murray, Dawgs- they beat a Top 10 team! Thanks to Shawn Williams for challenging the D to stand up and play grown man D. And, finally, JARVIS JONES!

DawginLex

October 27th, 2012
7:36 pm

Roll call to turn in your Georgia gear.

And your diploma if you have one

Thomas brown
Flat tire
Bad dawg

Plenty others need to get in line

Ask the Question

October 27th, 2012
7:36 pm

Ugly, flukey win. Doesn’t make everything alright.

PDXBrave

October 27th, 2012
7:36 pm

Great game by the defense, though I am concerned with Alec Ogletree. He is missing tackles, looking a step slow, and is not playing as well as he did last year.

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:36 pm

1) Win turnover battle–check
2) rush well-check
3) stop the run check
4) better coaching- check

Worke din 2011, worked in 2012

Edvis

October 27th, 2012
7:37 pm

No excuse for lack of discipline, and it will get them. No excuse, and is the kind of thing that gets coaches fired, deservedly. Glad they won, but this won’t win a championship. Florida was clearly over-rated.

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:37 pm

Shawn Williams knocked 3 Florida players out of the game.

Crazy UGA

October 27th, 2012
7:38 pm

We learned three things today – FLA way overrated, UGA still not good, and neither deserves to be in the SEC Champ game. That was a pathetically played game. 12 turnovers, what , 20 penalties for over 200 yards. Bama is going to DESTROY UGA.

Thatboyaintright

October 27th, 2012
7:38 pm

The defense won this game …. No doubt about it, they showed up when challenged. Well, maybe except for Ogletree who missed more tackles than he made. But as a unit they came together and showed some stones !!!!

I can remember a worse game for Murray since 09, but he too came through in the clutch !! This is the way champion teams are built. They never give up. Jarvis Jones for president !!

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:39 pm

We goin to Miami!!!

We goin to Miami!!!

Ricnic

October 27th, 2012
7:39 pm

When you play the Georgia Bulldogs your gonna hear the bullgogs bite!

BubbaGolf

October 27th, 2012
7:42 pm

ALA kicks our butt, unless we play our best and with discipline.

TechLB

October 27th, 2012
7:42 pm

Congratulations to the the Bulldog Nation – great win, great leadership by a senior player to challenge the defensive and it’s awesome the way they responded. Really, you should be proud!

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:43 pm

Defense is back!!!!

Rush game is back!!!!

Malcom Mitchell makin plays.

Rambo pickin off balls, ballin.

Jenkins boys played lights out.

Gurley was ballin

Jarvis Jones is a one man wrecking crew!!! Beast mode!!!!!

Sack attack is back!!!

Needle Dick

October 27th, 2012
7:43 pm

Here come the HATERS (mostly GT fans who got embarrassed by BYU today) about how UF was overrated. Well before the game, all I heard was how UF was going to embarrass us. Smh. WE WON! UGA has beaten Florida two years straight. And guess what? We just beat a TOP 5 team!

Crazy UGA

October 27th, 2012
7:45 pm

Needle Dick (I am assuming you are describing yourself)

Did you actually watch the game? Did you see how bad the teams were? Aaron Murray looked like a high school kid out there. Awful.

Resident Georgia Fan

October 27th, 2012
7:45 pm

All you critics and naysayers I guess you’d be happier if we lost to the Gators again. Screw all of you!

Chip

October 27th, 2012
7:46 pm

Lilly knew & picked it right. She’s a damn good dawg, too!!

Jay

October 27th, 2012
7:46 pm

Jeff Schultz, once again out-picked by your dog. Good Dog!

Moorman

October 27th, 2012
7:47 pm

Jarvis jones is the real deal…….wow!!!

Sergeant Joe Friday, LAPD

October 27th, 2012
7:47 pm

Well…the UGA convicts finally beat a trop 10 team. UGA is not a football team…it’s a penal colony.

Moorman

October 27th, 2012
7:47 pm

Biggest win in mark rich’s career……

Lonnie

October 27th, 2012
7:48 pm

So Florida is overrated huh? You guys are priceless! Georgia’s defense was lights out and that is what won the game! Special teams was good needed that field goal though! By the way Gurley had over 100 yards against top 5 defense!!!!! Love it!!!!

BubbaGolf

October 27th, 2012
7:48 pm

Defense won this game. Best coaching job by Shawn Williams–when the actual coaches were not motivating players.

Lonnie

October 27th, 2012
7:49 pm

Where is Thomas Brown?????

BubbaGolf

October 27th, 2012
7:50 pm

Lonnie, I agree. I don’t think you can say FLA is overrated. UGA and defense just came to play.

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:50 pm

Hey Jeff,

Better pick Georgia next time

2 in a row.

bubba4dawgs

October 27th, 2012
7:51 pm

Word has it that Nick Sabin wet his pants from laughter after watching the UGA/Fla. game. He had to wrap his sweater around himself to save embarrassment. After wetting his pants, he drooled all the way to the dressing room! He’s decided he’s going to send his 3rd or 4th team on the field in the championship game and perhaps spot his opponent at least 14 points. A lot of cleaning up mostly in discipline for the rest of the season……uh, duh, it all comes down to uh, duh, coaching!!

Blackoutanyone?

October 27th, 2012
7:51 pm

Bama will destroy UGA. Very undisiplined and lucky to get 6 turnovers. All in all… I’m very happy to get UGA in Atlanta.

ROLL TIDE

Sammy

October 27th, 2012
7:51 pm

1 big win away

from Miami

Thomas Brown

October 27th, 2012
7:51 pm

We should all give them Hell every week. That was great. Way to go Aaron Murray. Jarvis Jones Player of the Game. Don’t tell me Malcolm Mitchell is not our best wide receiver – All America. Did you see the block downfield to spring him to the end zone by Artie Lynch. That is a great win. Wonderful. There is one important discussion to today and that, of course, is my hero Marcus Lattimore. May God be with this young man. We lose you Marcus. Todd Gurley, on this day of Marcus Lattimore’s tragedy, you can move on now and play for him and us; play for all of us who Love this game of College Football. Better than the hobnail boot David Greene to Verron Haynes in the checkerboard end zone because we Lost 4 games 2001 beating # 4 vols. Better than our latest in 2009 Georgie tek on all runs all day beating then top 10 knocking them down to make their ranking # 13. Better than # 6 LSU for SEC Championship Georgia Dome because we Lost 3 games and made our ranking not as good as LSU and not as good as Alabama DJ Shockley’s 2005 season. Better than # 9 Auburn we beat in 2006 because we Lost 4 games 2006. 2012 we can hold our heads up high and Celebrate. We all should give our team Hell all week every week. Awesome. 1-Loss Season; face # 1 Alabama, and we can go in there and play Georgia Bulldogs’ Football, for on this night in JAX, we won back-to-back over # 2 Florida to knock them out of the BCS, knock them out of The SEC East and SEC Championship Game, and propel us from # 10 in the nation to obviously somewhere in the Top 5 or so. Just Awesome. A Win. Todd Grantham went over to Aaron Murray after the touchdown pass, on a drive when Aaron Murray with the ball and us a 1-point lead with 10 minutes to go, put us on his back, and willed us to the win. A Todd Gurley rush was stopped, and every other play an Aaron Murray pass, culminating in hitting Malcolm Mitchell with the 45-yard TD Pass thanks to the block by Artie Lynch. Maybe Florida can get to their 3 or 4 Loss season, yet; still holding out hope for that. Congratulations. We play well when we are mean and nasty. Bring on Alabama, for we have a better win than they. But, don’t take anything away from Florida on this night, or our Defense which just man-handled Florida – giving the ball back to the offense all night long, punched in once to begin the game by Todd Gurley and punched in by Aaron Murray to Malcolm Mitchell. Followed by Jarvis Jones forced fumble to Bacarri Rambo to put the game away; 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries Jarvis Jones – Most Celebrated Linebacker in Georgia Bulldogs’ 120-year history.

Crazy UGA

October 27th, 2012
7:52 pm

Everyone – 5 turnonvers by UGA. You do that against a team with a decent offense, this is game over.

Lil Wayne

October 27th, 2012
7:52 pm

I wouldn’t call a Florida team who mashed LSU and South Carolina (both top 10 teams) overrated. You haters are delusional. Even if we happened to beat Bama, the haters would come up with some kind of excuse.

Lil Wayne

October 27th, 2012
7:52 pm

@ Crazy UGA, 5 turnovers by UGA, yet we still WON. Dude stop hating.

Blackoutanyone?

October 27th, 2012
7:56 pm

Bama would open at +24 if the SEC Championship game was next week.

eddie willers

October 27th, 2012
7:56 pm

We knew we had the talent, but not the desire.

Thank you Shawn Williams. Off field MVP.