What they said: Richt, Bulldogs pleased with effort, performance

Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt:

“I thought our guys played very hard. We got an awful lot of guys in the game. It’s gratifying to see that many guys who don’t normally have an opportunity to get in the game. We got to spread it around, so some of them scored for the first time in their career, and that had to be a lot of fun for them.”

“Aaron Murray was very sharp, there’s no doubt about it. He was on the money and made really good decisions all the way through. When you have five TDs in a half, you’ve played pretty darn good.”

“Brandon (Harton) played extremely well and (Kyle) Karempelis had his moments. (Branden) Smith was spectacular on that first touchdown. It was good to see those guys play well.”

“New Mexico State ran the ball better than I thought they would. You have to give them credit. They kept banging away. They got 400 yards of total offense, which is pretty darn good against our defense.”

“A lot of guys got opportunities that they don’t get often. We told them at halftime, ‘Show your coach that you deserve more playing time.’ I thought we were solid in the second half. It was a good victory for Georgia, and I’m so thankful for that.”

QB Aaron Murray:

  • On the running backs — “We had a lot of faith in Brandon (Harton) and he played great. (Kyle) Karempelis also had a great game for us. We felt good about their running ability and about their protection. Those guys were one-on-one with defensive ends and were holding their own.”
  • On the offensive performanc — “We started off a little slow, but then exploded in the second quarter for 42 points. We definitely got better today. The whole offense did great a job, but it all starts up front with the linemen.”

TB Brandon Harton:

  • On the game — “It was a little nerve-racking at first, but as the game went on I got more comfortable. The coaches did a great job all week of preparing us so we knew what to do. My teammates really picked me up, and made me feel like I could do it.”
  • On getting comfortable — “The first run after the fumble I felt pretty good. I saw my whole and hit it and knew that as long as I just did my job I’d be fine. I put a lot of trust in the line, and they did a good job of helping me out.”

CB/KR Brandon Boykin:

  • On the defense — “I thought we got off to a pretty slow start, but really played pretty well in the second quarter. It’s always good to see a lot of guys get playing time like they did in the second half. We’re going to keep working as a team to get better”
  • On his participation on offensive side of the ball — “I didn’t know exactly what we were going to do coming into the game, but I knew I’d get called on, and it ended up playing out pretty well.”

CB/KR Branden Smith:

  • On the defense — “I thought we played pretty good. We still need a little work, but we’ll get in the film room and work together as a team.”
  • On 56-yard touchdown run — “It really felt good, and I’m just waiting for another opportunity to come my way.”

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RevCritter

November 5th, 2011
7:33 pm

danny

November 5th, 2011
7:40 pm

great win. wish richt would’ve let harton get 100 but he played great.

Hairy Dawg

November 5th, 2011
7:40 pm

This proofs how great Dawgs is this year. We played without Dream Teamer Crowell and still destroyed New Mex. Now we can focus on unloading a whooping can on identity crisis War Tigers and Cheese Wheeze of a coach. Without hired gun Cam Newton they stinks this year. And that helps Dawgs to table running all the way to ATL. SCar and Visor Boy goning lose now to midnight escaping srtist Bobby Perturdo and that puts Dawgs in Dome to play Bammer-LSUer winner.

Go Dawgs!

it's weird...

November 5th, 2011
7:41 pm

pulling for Petrino….he’s trash…..

Fred

November 5th, 2011
7:43 pm

I hope we beat Auburn and play Bama in SEC Championship Game! GO DAWGS!

Nate the Great

November 5th, 2011
7:46 pm

Liked to see so many players step up and play well. Looks like defense was sleep walking through the game but glad we won. I also like that we can go without the normal rbs if they wanna do something else stupid between now and the end of the season!!

Hairy Dawg

November 5th, 2011
7:48 pm

And now that Dawgs table running like I told everyboys they will do, McG gots to extends contract on Coach Richt. That will serve all bad fans right for being unloyal and Doubting Thomases that lost faith in Coach Richt. Coach Richt builds top teams and we show it again this week by unloading a whooping can on Awful Burn and that Cheese Dip coach without cheating Newton.

Hairy Dawg

November 5th, 2011
7:51 pm

midnight escaping artist Booby Perturdo

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

November 5th, 2011
7:58 pm

Hairy Dawg

Getting a little ahead of yourself

A contract extension LOL

ca dawg

November 5th, 2011
8:01 pm

watch the wheel routes against auburn. NMST killed us with those today.

bitter taste

November 5th, 2011
8:30 pm

crow face can enjoy being a pu$$y on the bench—hardon and the rare white boy can run foo my

————————MONEY———-murry still got showed up by long range MASON–dixx–on

—————————–toothless red bellies from south tree killin land will be next foo a whopp–in

War Eagle

November 5th, 2011
8:45 pm

way to go! New Mexico State! About as great as beating Coastal Carolina! Good job! Bunch of idiot rednecks

RRDawgSlow down dawgs

November 5th, 2011
8:46 pm

Slow down Dawgs, proof your posts. They’re hard to read and some just do not make sense.

David

November 5th, 2011
8:47 pm

Has the Georgia/Auburn start time been announced?

Snoop Dawg

November 5th, 2011
8:47 pm

Great team effort.

Fire Marjoe Richt. Don’t drink the koolaid. We have not beat anyone of note this year.

Snoop Dawg

November 5th, 2011
8:48 pm

If the running backs don’t want to get on the bus, they are energy vampires and must be kicked off the bus.

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
8:48 pm

hey 14 to 21 arkansas

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
8:49 pm

oops 14 to 24

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

November 5th, 2011
8:50 pm

War Eagle

Your calling UGA fans Rednecks LOL

You do know the state of AL is the king of Rednecks or would that be Trailer Trash either way Auburn is a dump in the middle of no where

Crazy Dawg

November 5th, 2011
8:52 pm

War Eagle said it like it is! Shouldn’t get all jacked up over this win. We should have beat the S*** out of them and we did. When we beat a team doing really good, then we can talk trash. GOOOOO DAAAWWWGGGSSS!

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

November 5th, 2011
8:53 pm

Snoop Dawg

I remember something about Energy Vampires this summer

Wouldnt Crowell be an example of one

dawgs01

November 5th, 2011
8:54 pm

UGA HATERS can suck it. Mark’s team is improving with each win. We played much better than i thought we would after getting a much needed win over florida i thought we would be lethargic today with the exception of the fumble we were very crisp and even the fumble was just do to working hard for extra yards which is nice to see sometimes things happen. If Richt stays watch out bc for some reasons the recruits love him. Our defense is coming together in just its second yr what i like is the size of athletes we got at linebacker safety and d line we are getting the good size and speed we have been missing and if we get Marshall we will get Gurley and we will have two Number one running backs in the backfield with a four star guy this is the situation bama and lsu have nothing but top caliber players lined up at each positions i love it. Next yr we will start off in the top fifteen bc we are not losing much at all and i am very pleased with all our true freshmen and the redshirt freshman if you do not think the future is bright you do not know much about football. I also think Bobo gets better each week he still drives me nuts but look at his offensive production even last yr we average over thirty points a game the past three yrs alot of time he calls good plays and the young players dont execute and it makes him look bad but they are maturing and we are getting better each yr. The next couple of yrs look good and we will get a top ten recruiting class this yr just wait if we can win the East we will get some great recruits. If we can just make the game in the dome interesting watch out SEC. UGA is coming around slowly but surely. Our defensive size and speed and recruiting is back Todd’s defense gets better each yr just wait next yr is yr three for him and murray with all the young wide outs and rb it is time to get excited. You negative dawg fans have your head up your butt your like women you just got to complain some of you would complain if we won it all. Be happy go hawgs tonight and HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS IT IS COMING AROUND

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
8:57 pm

dam arkansas had another touchdown right in his hands and he dropped it

Gene Chiznizzick

November 5th, 2011
9:02 pm

Just wanted to let all of you Doggy fans….. get ready to suck it!! And the first one I want to suck it, will be dawgs01 for typing such a long post! Nobody gives a crap about your thoughts.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

November 5th, 2011
9:02 pm

People

Please stop saying its coming around until we beat someone that is good

Winning out and upsetting an AL or LSU to win the SEC is an example of coming around

Common Sense

November 5th, 2011
9:03 pm

The next couple of yrs look good and we will get a top ten recruiting class this yr just wait if we can win the East we will get some great recruits. If we can just make the game in the dome interesting watch out SEC.
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bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
9:04 pm

@War Eagle

November 5th, 2011
9:08 pm

Oh the irony of being called a redneck by an Auburn fan. Auburn – home of Georgia high school students that could not get into UGA. Little sister to Alabama. Oh, the indignity of it all….

MiamiDawg

November 5th, 2011
9:09 pm

Next week we’ll find out if we have something to build on. SC is losing. If the dawgs beat the war chickens or whatever they call themselves this week then we have a date in Atlanta and something to build on next year.

Gene Chiznizzick

November 5th, 2011
9:10 pm

What’s the matter Dawgs01… No come back or you typing a short book and haven’t finished yet?

NCMtn Dawg

November 5th, 2011
9:12 pm

I wish Richt would start Harton next week. If Crowell ran with half the effort Harton shows, he’d get 200 yds/game.

DanTheDawgfan

November 5th, 2011
9:23 pm

WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! DAWGS WIN!!! No one gives a rats ass what you idiots from other teams think.
Oh and Hersheltalkier you’re a punk little beiotch!

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
9:23 pm

my its quiet here

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
9:33 pm

hey where is everyone talking crap at its not here

sheepdawg

November 5th, 2011
9:38 pm

we’re sure lucky our players only smoke dope the week before we play new mexico st., go dawgs, fantastic win, no one will remember all the other crap after a win like this one!!!

mike addington

November 5th, 2011
9:45 pm

Great for the fellas who love the game and UGA to get to play, and play well they did. congratulations for having a lot of heart and a chance to do what you love. Can’t get better than that. Go you Junkyard Dawgs!!!!

Dawg stranded in Alabama

November 5th, 2011
9:46 pm

Good win. It was a glorified scrimmage, but the Dawgs put NMSU away early, kept their starters (excepting the RB position) sharp and nobody got hurt. They’re in good shape for Auburn next week. In other words, this was exactly what we needed to happen this week. Now if the Dawgs can actually play a complete ballgame next week…

mike addington

November 5th, 2011
9:47 pm

Didn’t want to clutter a postive comment with a negative one, but to answer your question bigdawgfan, I suppose they’re all in Crowell’s room puffing away. I don’t think he’ll last at UGA.

tell me again

November 5th, 2011
9:51 pm

Last year we lost to teams we should not have lost to and people moaned and groaned – this year we are beating the teams we should be beating and the moaners and groaners are still complaining. What that tells me is that some of you will b!t(h all of the time no matter what and that tells me you ain’t got squat to say that’s worth listening to. 7 in a row and rolling on. GO DAWGS!

bubba4dawgs

November 5th, 2011
9:58 pm

I’m so proud of the Dawgs! They played mighty well for the most part. You could tell when the subs were in on defense, there was definitely a difference than with the first string. I wasn’t very happy seeing I.C.’s smiling face on the sidelines. He didn’t deserve to even be there! He should have been taking laps around the campus with someone watching him to be sure he didn’t stop for a smoke break. I say again, change his number to zero. I have a funny feeling about him…….he ain’t gonna make it!! His face was the only negative thing I can think of about the game today!! GO DAWGS!!!!!!

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
9:59 pm

well the HOGS are winning 30 to 21

BobDawg

November 5th, 2011
10:02 pm

Give me some pig sooey. Hard to pull for petrino

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
10:03 pm

yep this is the only time i like him

BobDawg

November 5th, 2011
10:06 pm

I know some of u young pups go nuts with CMR and Bobo but we di the same thing in the 70’s with our Dump Dooley stickers. Alternating Goff and Robinson drove me nuts. Give this young team a chance. The Auburn game is going to be nuts

JDawg1785

November 5th, 2011
10:06 pm

Good to see so many Dawgs contributing to a winning effort. Here’s to hoping they put together a complete game and take care of the Barn next week. Go Dawgs!

Kilroy

November 5th, 2011
10:18 pm

Start Harton next week and put an ! Mark on the suspensions. Maybe Crowell and the other backs will realize its an honor to be the starting running back for UGA and not a given. GO DAWGS!!

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

November 5th, 2011
10:20 pm

We agree, UGA may run a table after all…

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
10:21 pm

touchdown HOGS

bigdawgfan

November 5th, 2011
10:22 pm

BobDawg

November 5th, 2011
10:24 pm

Oh yeah, I want to see black jerseys for the Barners