It’s Red vs. Black as UGA’s annual G-Day gets underway

ATHENS – Greetings from Sanford Stadium on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday afternoon. It’s 75 degrees and there isn’t a cloud in the sky that I can see from the South side press box.

The teams just came on the field to start their warmups for the 3 p.m. start. The Red Team, featuring the No. 1 offense, is dressed in red jerseys. The Black Team, featuring the No. 1 defense, is in white jerseys. If you’re unable to be here for the game, you’ll be able to watch a television replay at 5 p.m. this evening. In the meantime, the Georgia Bulldog Radio Network is broadcasting the game so check your local networks to listen in.

There’s been a lot going on in Athens all day. The baseball team is playing Ole Miss up at Foley Field. There was a fundraiser for Kasyn Olivadotti — the 4-year-old daughter of UGA linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti — who is battling Leukemia (check the Kasyn Cares Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to see what you can do). And there was a flag football game between Georgia football lettermen just a little while ago. Among the 60 players to participate were former stars such as Doak Walker Award winner Garrison Hearst and linebacker John Brantley and more obscure lettermen such as Andre “Pulpwood” Smith and Matt Storm.

Here’s a link to the story I wrote previewing today’s “game.”

I’ll be hanging out here in the press box throughout the game and provide updates in the comments thread when there is something to report. So have at it everybody!

73 comments Add your comment

gDawg

April 14th, 2012
3:11 pm

Black out on E3 is there any alternative?

gDawg

April 14th, 2012
3:12 pm

Jimmy Crack

April 14th, 2012
3:13 pm

Tape delaying UGA, nice.

Lawdawg2011

April 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

5:00 on CSS.

gDawg

April 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

Rudy

April 14th, 2012
3:19 pm

What channel is it on,on directv???

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
3:19 pm

Adam Erickson with 46-yard field goal to give Black team 3-0 lead

bsg3003

April 14th, 2012
3:19 pm

looks like we’re stuck watching the alabama first.

Roy

April 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

The games blacked out here in Tampa to whats up with that?

CAPOWELL76

April 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

The game is being broadcast live on ESPN.COM.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
3:25 pm

Red Team executing nice drive against No. 1 defense on second possession.

uga blacked out

April 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

ita blacked out

uga blacked out

April 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

the game is blacked out#

Maconbulldog

April 14th, 2012
3:29 pm

I am watching the game here in Macon
Ken Malcome looks far better than last year.
O-line is shocking the number one d

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
3:29 pm

Black Team up 3-0 at end of !st. But Red Team on move, deep in Black territory.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
3:32 pm

Short TD run by Ken Malcome puts Red Team ahead 7-0 at 11:09 mark of 2nd Quarter.

innocent bystander

April 14th, 2012
3:32 pm

Pulpwood Smith is hardly obscure.More like a legend. Of a certain kind.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
3:34 pm

LeMay’s pass intercepted and returned deep into Black territory by Ramik Wilson. Red about to add to lead.

Barkin'Dog

April 14th, 2012
3:40 pm

Chip – thought you wrote Black Team up 3-0 at end of !st. Then it would be 7-3 Red team, right?

AceDawg

April 14th, 2012
3:56 pm

we r not getting this game in Pensacola or I can’t find it; it is blaced out on ESPN3

AceDawg

April 14th, 2012
3:57 pm

uga blacked out

April 14th, 2012
3:58 pm

anyone have any links am screwed i wanna watch my dawgs

ljdawg

April 14th, 2012
4:03 pm

RamboDog

April 14th, 2012
4:06 pm

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:07 pm

A dude just kicked a 13-yard field goal and won season tickets for #UGA’s 2012 football season.

Unicoidawg

April 14th, 2012
4:25 pm

Well that sucks!!!!! Thanks for nothing ESPN, bunch of peckerheads have the game blacked out.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:27 pm

#UGA gets commitment #15 during G Day. DB Reggie Wilkerson of Citron, Fla. http://bit.ly/HCCDRm

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:29 pm

Hutson Mason leads Black Team on long TD drive highlighted by long completion to WR Michael Erdman. Let the QB Controversy begin! Or is that continue?

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:30 pm

uga blacked out: No live TV. Will be replayed on CSS at 5 p.m.

"dawg-hater" hater

April 14th, 2012
4:32 pm

wish directv had css…im stuck watching florida st. and listening to the DAWGS. im liking what im hearing about ramik wilson though, hope he sees some quality playing time this season.

GO DAWGS!!!!

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:36 pm

That’s Richard Samuel wearing #19 in white.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:38 pm

Short TD run by Richard Samuel for Black ties G-Day Game at 17-17, 2:58, 3rd

Jimmy Crack

April 14th, 2012
4:46 pm

It sounds like Will Friend has both O lines playing well. I can’t wait to see the real thing at 5 on the red headed step child with alabama ticks network.

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
4:54 pm

DE Garrison Smith recovers fumbled snap in EZ to give Black lead. PK Erickson runs in 2-pt conv. Black 25-17, 10:00 to play.

441North

April 14th, 2012
4:57 pm

Some folks just don’t get it. CSS stands for “Comcast Sports South”. That’s Comcast as in Comcast cable. You will never find that channel on a dish network, only CABLE. That’s the main reason Comcast started the station.

ESPN

April 14th, 2012
4:59 pm

We are currently airing Bama Vs LSU 3 ….the three-match for the spring ESPN we pick who plays for title award…….

Paddy

April 14th, 2012
5:03 pm

dish network stinks big time. If you want sports, Comcast is the way to go. I have watched every game I wanted the last two seasons.

"dawg-hater" hater

April 14th, 2012
5:05 pm

thanks for unveiling the abbreviation 441 north…never had comcast so i was thinking css stood for some kind of sports show…guess i really don’t get it

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
5:17 pm

Red Team edges Black 32-31 in G-Day Game.

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:22 pm

I got dish and Mustang Sally has Comcast. I ain’t missing sh*t!!!

logical jacket

April 14th, 2012
5:24 pm

any stats chip??

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:24 pm

I wasn’t impressed by Alabamas offense. Sunseri looked awesome…

7576DAWG

April 14th, 2012
5:27 pm

LeMay and Samuel looked really good. Murray doesn’t have touch on the ball like LeMay showed today. I know a lot of the first team was not in there at the same time in the second half but these two looked better than I expected especially Samuel with balance after initial contact and power running.

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:30 pm

Ericson has a great leg…

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:34 pm

Murray has good zip on the ball. Just watched the Bamma game, Ga. will have a better offense. Much more exciting game. J.S.Westly needs to play this year…

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:38 pm

Chip
You gonna make us watch the whole game before we get the stats???

Sam

April 14th, 2012
5:45 pm

who is the idiot doing the color on css?

kingdaddy

April 14th, 2012
5:55 pm

Who the heck was Bennet throwing the ball to? He needed a secondary outlet about 15yds.out…

Chip Towers

April 14th, 2012
6:20 pm

Just back from locker room

FINAL STATS:

Total offese: Red (1st offense) 235; Black (291

Rushing: Red — 28-61; Black 29-18

Passing: Red 174 yards, Black 273

QBs: Red — Murray 7-17-112-1-0, Mason 5-8-62-1-0; Black — LeMay 7-10-154-1-1, Welch 5-11-48-0-1

Leading rushers: Red — Crowell 10-39, Malcome 8-32-2 TDs; Black — Samuel 8-43-1

Leading receivers: Red — Scott-Wesley 3-46, King 2-47-1; Black — Harton 6-52, Rome 2-73

RHall55

April 14th, 2012
6:27 pm

My questions to Coach Will Friend: 1) Why only one non-commit OL @ G-Day game? 2) Where is JP Vonashek; an OL potential commit who on Monday was ready to commit on Tuesday morning? 3) Why haven’t you closed the deal on D Seymour, son of former UGA player Richard Seymour? 4) Why haven’t you closed the deal more than (1) commit?
WITH ONLY (3) COMMITS LAST YEAR AND ONLY (1) THIS YEAR, I HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN YOUR RECRUITING ABILITIES!! Get Max Garcia and (4) other lineman then I believe you should be in hi-level college football!!