Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Bulldogs

Chris Stephens@@chris_stephens6Correspondent IIOctober 19, 2013

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 12:  Chris Conley #31 of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in this reception against John Gibson #1 of the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Final: Vanderbilt 31, Georgia 27

The Georgia Bulldogs were upset by the Vanderbilt Commodores for their second loss in as many weeks.

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Georgia Bulldogs Game Grades
Position Unit1st-Half GradeFinal Grade
Pass OffenseDF
Rush OffenseC-D-
Pass DefenseB+C+
Rush DefenseBC-
Special TeamsB+F
vs. Vanderbilt


Final Game Grades for Georgia Bulldogs

Pass Offense: Aaron Murray had the worst game of his career, throwing for only 104 yards. Georgia failed to stretch the field the entire game, and it ended up costing them. Even with injuries to receivers, there is no excuse for this passing performance.

Rush Offense: For the second week in a row, Brendan Douglas had a key fumble for the Bulldogs. In total, the Bulldogs had 107 yards on the ground, with Douglas totaling 84 yards.

Pass Defense: The Bulldogs held the Commodores to 218 yards passing, but they were continually set up to fail by the offense. Shaq Wiggins still deserves credit for an interception return for a touchdown.

Rush Defense: It doesn't seem like a bad game, with Georgia having allowed Vanderbilt to get only 115 yards on the ground, but a 13-yard touchdown run by Jerron Seymour put Vandy up for good.

Special Teams: Special teams made multiple mistakes again this week, as Damian Swann fumbled a punt and a snapped punt went high. Each play was turned into seven points.

Coaching: The first half was good, but it was a horrible effort by the coaching in the second half. The lack of a special-teams coach has hurt Georgia this year.

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs scores a touchdown against of the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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1st-Half Game Grades for Georgia Bulldogs

Pass Offense: Aaron Murray only had 55 yards of passing, but Georgia ran the ball more in the first half. There's been no effort to throw the ball down the field, as the Bulldogs have stuck with the short passes when Murray has thrown the ball.

Rush Offense: Georgia has done most of its work running the ball, rushing for 86 yards on 21 carries. Vanderbilt has been able to contain the edge, not allowing J.J. Green to get to the outside.

Pass Defense: Just when Vanderbilt had all of the momentum, Shaq Wiggins came up with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Commodores had 127 yards passing in the half, but Austyn Carta-Samuels is out with an injury.

Rush Defense: The Commodores have 60 yards on the ground, but nobody has more than 12 yards. Ray Drew is out for the game after being flagged for a targeting penalty in the second quarter.

Special Teams: Marshall Morgan has a 22-yard field goal and three extra points, while Collin Barber is averaging 44.5 yards per punt.

Coaching: Mark Richt made a big call on 4th-and-goal, deciding to go for it instead of kicking the field goal. Murray rewarded him with a touchdown.