Georgia Football: Week One Awards From Win Over Louisiana-Lafayette

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Georgia Football: Week One Awards From Win Over Louisiana-Lafayette
Best Offensive Play of the Week

Best Offensive Play:

The crowd went insane, and the play was most likely a huge confidence booster for the young quarterback. Aaron Murray's 16-yard touchdown run to end the first half was an outstanding play regardless of how ill-advised it may have been. Murray displayed his athleticism and ability to make something out of nothing.

Best Special Teams Play:

Although Branden Smith proved to be extremely effective as a punt returner, the best special teams play happened early in the third quarter on a Georgia kickoff. UL-L's returner, Aaron Spikes, caught the ball at the one-yard line, and the Ragin' Cajuns' drive started at the seven. This play Bulldog Nation, was a result of fantastic kickoff coverage, something we have deeply missed the past two years.

Best Defensive Play:

Late in the third quarter, safety Jakar "Hit Man" Hamilton dropped what would have been an interception.With 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Hamilton got a shot at redemption, and he made the most of it. Hamilton returned an interception 17 yards for the final touchdown of the game putting Georgia up 55-7.

Most Outstanding Individual Performance:

No player is more worthy of this title than receiver Kris Durham. After a five-reception, 83-yard performance and a touchdown to go along with it Durham is the obvious choice. Two years without playing in a college game seems to have had no affect on Durham, who no doubt made up for the lack of A.J. Green on the field.

Helmet Stickers:

Offense - 

This week’s offensive helmet sticker goes to third-string running back Carlton Thomas who was the Bulldogs' leading rusher with 61 yards on 13 carries. Thomas showed what a low center of gravity and a great work ethic can do for you. Thomas was more than a sufficient replacement against UL-L in the absence of Washaun Ealey.

Defense -

This one has to go defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. He doesn't have a helmet, and if he doesn't want it he can choose the player to give it to because, honestly, the guy knows what he's doing.

Special Teams -

Blair Walsh picked up where he left off last season, proving why he is one of the best kickers in the nation by nailing two field goals from 52 and 48 yards out.

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