11:50 am November 16, 2009, by Tim Tucker
Washaun Ealey fell just shy of his goal of his first 100-yard rushing game for Georgia on Saturday. But Ealey’s performance against Auburn was good enough for him to be named the SEC Freshman of the Week today.
Ealey led Georgia with 98 rushing yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in the 31-24 victory over Auburn.
Ealey, whose progress has been a late-season highlight for Georgia, has led the Bulldogs in rushing in each of the past four games — 71 yards vs. Vanderbilt, 70 vs. Florida, 89 vs. Tennessee Tech and 98 vs. Auburn. Since making his debut against LSU in the fifth game of the season, Ealey has 379 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Against Auburn on Saturday, he had six carries for 36 yards in a third-quarter touchdown drive that he capped with a 1-yard run to put the Bulldogs ahead 17-14, their first lead of the night.
And on a four-play, 39-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown drive that broke a 24-24 tie and provided the margin of victory, Ealey carried three times for 15 yards before Caleb King scored on a 24-yard run.
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