UGA-Tennessee game time set; Crowell No. 2 freshman runner in nation

A  few quick items . . .

  • Georgia’s Oct. 8 game at Tennessee will start at 7 p.m. and be televised on one of the ESPN networks, it was announced today.

Whether the game will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU won’t be determined until after this week’s action. But in any case the 7 p.m. start at Neyland Stadium is firm, according to the SEC.

It will be UGA’s first night kickoff since the season opener against Boise State in the Georgia Dome.

Two other SEC games also are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts on Oct. 8 – Vanderbilt at Alabama and Auburn at Arkansas. Those games, plus Georgia-Tennessee, will be divvied up among the ESPN networks.

  • For the second time this season, the SEC honored Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell as its Freshman of the Week.

Crowell, who shared the honor with Kentucky running back Josh Clemons two weeks ago, claimed it outright this week for his performance at Ole Miss.

Crowell had season highs in carries (30) and yards (147) in Georgia’s 27-13 victory Saturday. His 30 carries were the most by a Georgia player since Knowshon Moreno’s 33 against Florida in 2007.

Averaging 102.8 yards rushing per game, Crowell ranks No. 2 in the nation among freshmen, behind only Bowling Green’s Anthon Samuel (107 yards rushing per game).

Crowell has surpassed 100 yards rushing in both of his SEC games.

  • Another Georgia player was recognized today for his performance at Ole Miss — safety Bacarri Rambo as the College Football Performance Awards  national Defensive Back of the Week.

Rambo had two interceptions against the Rebels, giving him four in the three games he has played this season — more picks than any Georgia player had in all of last season.  Rambo leads the NCAA in interceptions per game (1.33).

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DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
1:56 pm

Congrats to IC

I hope he keeps his head on straight. He can be really good before he is done.

Congrats to Rambo too.

Did anyone notice we ran the ball 56 times Saturday?

2nd most under Richt(57 versus GT in 2002)

Scott

September 26th, 2011
1:56 pm

Glad to see a night game! Oh and First

Brooksdawg

September 26th, 2011
1:57 pm

Now lets beat MS State

Nate the Great

September 26th, 2011
1:57 pm

How bout them DAWGS?!>

Dawggum

September 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

Scott

September 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

Nope but second, don’t think I have ever seen an article the newly posted.

DawginLex – With the way Murray starts games with his throwing, I hope we see more run plays!

Dawggum

September 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

Brooksdawg

September 26th, 2011
1:59 pm

Still hate that the Dawgs didnt offer Clemons he’s from my town of Fayetteville and his father was a school mate of mine..kid can play at the SEC level and he is proving it. GATA

Frank Lane

September 26th, 2011
1:59 pm

Total focus on Miss State. One at a time.

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:01 pm

brooks

Clemons fumble on Saturday not withstanding, UK is tickled to have him. He should be playing now with Crowell and Samuel could be playing linebacker.

JDawg1785

September 26th, 2011
2:01 pm

I love seeing the running game come back to life with an outstanding player like Crowell! Congrats to him and Rambo on their achievements this past weekend!

Brooksdawg

September 26th, 2011
2:02 pm

@DawginLex— Do you know why Malcome is not getting a chance to run the ball? 1 play against CC and 0 against Ole Miss…What gives?

Mtn Dawg

September 26th, 2011
2:02 pm

Great national recognition for both players. Things are looking up. Now, a little attention needs to be given to special teams.

KBP

September 26th, 2011
2:05 pm

If IC stays healthy we have a realistic chance at 9-3 and a slight chance at 10-2. Too many weapons to not score 30 pts per game. Anyone know what’s up with Ken Malcome?

John Galt

September 26th, 2011
2:07 pm

Let me be the first to congratulate him.

Bobo, Bobo, a pirate's life for me

September 26th, 2011
2:09 pm

anyone know why Ray Drew has not seen more action, over the summer the coaches seemed pretty high on him…

Terry

September 26th, 2011
2:09 pm

Moreno & Ealey were No. 1. Hopefully Crowell will pick it up and get closer to Moreno & Ealey’s 5.7 ypc average their Freshman season.

south

September 26th, 2011
2:10 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid is in trouble again — this time with the police.

Reid was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Monday by Tallahassee police on charges of resisting arrest and perjury.

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The police report indicated Reid was trying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga., who was being pursued for resisting arrest after being stopped earlier by police.

School officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reid didn’t play in Saturday’s 35-30 loss at Clemson and was suspended the second game of the season for violating an unspecified team rule. Reid sat out the Clemson game with a bruised right knee he suffered in the 23-13 loss to Oklahoma on Sept. 17.

The 21-year-old led the nation in punt returns two years ago as a freshman.

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:11 pm

I have no clue about Malcome.

Still hurt maybe?

Terry

September 26th, 2011
2:12 pm

Crowell has 2 rushing td’s, he’s on track for 6 rush td’s, Ealey had 11 last year.

Hopefully, all the UGA backs combined will be able to match Ealey’s 11 td’s.

ATL Sports Fan

September 26th, 2011
2:13 pm

Brooks, the reason why Malcome is not getting any carries is because he can not get off the trainers table during practice. He has been told more than a few times that you are going to have to play with pain in the SEC. He doesn’t practice at full because he always says his leg is bothering him.

ATL Sports Fan

September 26th, 2011
2:14 pm

Terry, let me know how Washaun is doing right now? Last time I checked he has sharing carries at Jax State.

larryboy

September 26th, 2011
2:15 pm

Terry, Ealey only had 11 because of the 5 he had against kentucky last year.

Ginger or Maryanne ??

September 26th, 2011
2:15 pm

Glad the dawgs won but man we have a long way to go to get back to any kind of contender status.

All dawg

September 26th, 2011
2:15 pm

Okay,
That guy has a whole year to choose where HE would like to attend college. thats doesn’t even matter right now. but where is Tavaras King? I thought he wanted Aj Greens spot, seems like Malcolm Mitchell has taken that spot to me. a high school kid is the go to guy and he has been there three years?

Wow!
Go dawgs!

SEC Observer

September 26th, 2011
2:15 pm

KBP:

September 26th, 2011
2:05 pm

“If IC stays healthy we have a realistic chance at 9-3 and a slight chance at 10-2.”

To go 9-3 means you can not lose more than one game against Miss St, Tenn, Florida, Auburn and Tech.

You will have to play and coach much better to beat the Gators. I don’t see that happening. Thus you would have to sweep the others. I don’t see that happening either.

I think 9-3 is a “slight chance.”

Bama Mike

September 26th, 2011
2:16 pm

Very capable back. Seems to be progressing nicely as season goes on. Tennessee game could be his coming out party. Needs a productive error free game on prime time ie., freshman receivers from Clemson and LSU. Have to get past Tennessee then only Florida seperates Georgia from coming bakc to Atlanta in my opinion.

Valdosta Dawg

September 26th, 2011
2:16 pm

That’s right! Mitchell is playing some serious football just to be a young pup. with a year in the weight room he can be a beast!

Sunbury Dawg

September 26th, 2011
2:18 pm

week to week, that is how college football works.
fight it out every week and lets see how this thing turns out!

Go you dirty nasty dogs!

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:20 pm

Ealey??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

you gonna start that again?

Good lord son

IC is better now than Ealey ever was or ever will be.

Caleb King too

IC is well on pace to get 1,000 yards as a true freshman

Ealey played his card.

Rooster

September 26th, 2011
2:20 pm

I will let you know how Washaun is doing:

68 rushes for 343 yards 5 ypc and 2 TD
5 receptions for 97 yards 19.4 ypr and 1 TD

110 all purpose yds per game.

Better than fumbling Crowell.

Mad Dog One

September 26th, 2011
2:21 pm

Congrats to Crowell & Rambo. Sure is fun to see a back that has heart and wants to be at UGA. I hope to see some of Buck B.’s 2 yard passes to Crowell with big Figgins leading the way. I love smash mouth football like UGA has played in the past. It would be hard for MB to screw that up. To hell with tech and GO DOGS.

ATL Sports Fan

September 26th, 2011
2:21 pm

I think Aaron Murray played a decent game. He went through his progression well and threw some balls that are tough to throw.

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

rooster

Ealey is playing at Jacksonville state

IC is playing in the SEC at Georgia

There is no comparison

If you continue to try and justify Ealey and his stats, it will prove your college football knowledge is lacking.

Rooster

September 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

Crowell’s yards are not against anyone. LMAO. Coastal carolineee and old missssy LMAO!!!!!!!

TampaGator

September 26th, 2011
2:23 pm

From day one, Greg Reid has been interested in one thing….Greg Reid. You don’t win championships with players like him on your roster, no matter how many great plays he makes for himself.

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

How did IC do against SC?

Forgot that one huh?

Keep it up.

You are proving my point

south

September 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

Rooster – check your stats again…he’s not performing better than Crowell…and who does Ealey play for again?

south

September 26th, 2011
2:27 pm

Agree Tampa Gator – and FSU has more where that came from…

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:27 pm

UT martin
chattanooga
Georgia state
Eastern illinois

Boise state
South carolina
Coastal carolina
Ole Miss

Line ‘em up rooster.

Let’s compare

TampaGator

September 26th, 2011
2:27 pm

Bama Mike….

South Carolina would have to lose twice and Georgia can’t lose again the the SEC…..for Georgia to go to Atlanta. Georgia will have to beat Florida in JAX…..and Florida looks very good right now with Rainey and Demps in the backfield.

P.S. Crowell is the real deal. He has the gifted, innate running skills of the great ones before him. He should have a great career at Georgia if he keeps his head on straight…and Bobo continues to feed him the ball. He should have a field day against the Vols.

gab

September 26th, 2011
2:27 pm

I don’t know for sure about Malcome, but someone recently told me that they heard Malcome was just in the coach’s doghouse over some remarks he made on twitter. They said he remarked that he should have left when the others left before the season. If that is true then it explains why he was slow to pick up the offense. Can you say “duh”? Anyway, it might be the injury thing. Sounded to me in the preseason that his groin injury was going to be one of those that required surgery because he never seemed to get over it. I know we could sure use a good back to back up Crowell, can’t expect a freshman to get 30 carries a week through a whole SEC season.

Rooster

September 26th, 2011
2:28 pm

No my college football knowledge is not lacking. I have played college ball at USC. I will tell you what is lacking that is Richt’s coaching knowledge. We will see how everything plays out once Georgia has to play some more SEC games and injuries begin to kick in.

DawginLex

September 26th, 2011
2:29 pm

Tampa

SC could lose 3 or 4 games if Garcia doesn’t get his head on right

Auburn will be a shootout
Arkansas will blow their doors off
MSU will give them a fight
Y’all can beat them
Tennessee won’t be easy with Bray

David

September 26th, 2011
2:29 pm

Unless something changes……i am afraid Crowell’s time at UGA will be wasted…….Knowshon…..Stafford……Green………same story……sad but true

Rooster

September 26th, 2011
2:29 pm

Didn’t crowell fumble against SC?????

ATL Sports Fan

September 26th, 2011
2:29 pm

Rooster

Crowell: 77 carries 411 yards = 5.3 yards per carry
Ealey: 69 carries 343 yards= 4.97 yards per carry

You tell me who is doing better!!

Owe lets compare opponets

Ealey:
UT- Martin
Chattanooga
Georgia State
Easter Illinois

Crowell:
Boise State
South Carolina
Coastal Carolina
Ole Miss

Yep rooster Washaun is tearing it up!!

Rooster

September 26th, 2011
2:30 pm

Check you stats south Ealey is performing better……

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

September 26th, 2011
2:30 pm

UGA the real boyz of summer and not much in the fall!

Mad Dog One

September 26th, 2011
2:31 pm

@rooster & terry when Ealey quit without even trying to beat out a freashman let me know he didn’t have the heart for SEC football plus I think he was part of the problem last year. GO DOGS