September 22, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball in the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs Hammer 'Dores, 48-3

Behind a solid all-around offensive attack Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs steamrolled the Vanderbilt Commodores, 48-3, at Sanford Stadium. Bulldogs' running back Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

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Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs' Defense Buckles Down

The complaint about the Georgia Bulldogs to this point—and they've been so good, the complaints have been scant—is that they take a little while to get into games.

That certainly was not the case Saturday against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Georgia had allowed a combined 40 points in the first half of its first three games against Buffalo, Missouri and Florida International. The total Saturday against Vanderbilt: three.

The only three points allowed for the whole game, in fact, were those three points scored just before halftime on a 29-yard Vanderbilt field goal.

Georgia only allowed the Commodores 136 yards of total offense in the first half.

According to Chris Starrs of, Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was pleased:

"We just executed and did what we had to do," added defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. "The guys understood the gameplan, guys played (well) and we honed in on what we were going to do, and I thought the guys did a really good job."

After a dominant first half, the Bulldogs didn't let up. Vanderbilt only finished with 337 yards of total offense, which was down from the Commodores' average of 399.7 yards per game entering play Saturday.

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Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs Relatively Healthy After Win

The Georgia Bulldogs left a 48-3 win Saturday over the Vanderbilt Commodores relatively unscathed.

The only cause for possible concern moving forward would be defensive end Arby Jones, who suffered a leg injury in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field. He did not return to the game, but Georgia head coach Mark Richt didn't seem too concerned.

According to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Richt said this of Jones' injury:

"The only thing I can say is we don't think it's a super-serious thing," said Richt, declining to discuss any other details.

Safety Shawn Williams left the field during pre-game warmups with an apparent leg or ankle injury, Towers said, but returned and started the game. He also had to be helped off the field at one point during the first quarter, but he returned from that too.

Williams finished with four tackles and 1 1/2 tackles for loss.

Left guard Dallas Lee started Saturday against Vanderbilt after suffering a sprained ankle in the Bulldogs' win over Florida International on Sept. 15. Lee played the whole game until starters were lifted in the fourth quarter.

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Georgia Vs. Vanderbilt Final Score: Bulldogs Steamroll Commodores, 48-3

Running back Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to help the No. 5-ranked Georgia Bulldogs steamroll the Vanderbilt Commodores, 48-3, in a Southeast Conference showdown at Sanford Stadium. The victory helped keep Georgia's record unblemished at 4-0 (2-0 SEC), while the Commodores dropped to 1-3 (0-2).

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray completed 18 of 24 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Keith Marshall compiled 82 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bulldogs began the game with 27 unanswered points and carried a 27-3 lead into the halftime. Georgia cemented its win with three third-quarter touchdowns that capped the game's scoring.

The third-quarter scores helped the Bulldogs cover the 15-point spread, while the Commodores lone field goal, which came with 20 seconds to go in the first half, helped cover the over-under (50 points).

Next week, the Bulldogs will host the Tennessee Volunteers (3:30 p.m.), while Vanderbilt will have a bye.

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Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs' LB Alec Ogletree, FS Bacarri Rambo Won't Return Until Next Week

Following rumors that Georgia fans might see linebacker Alec Ogletree and free safety Bacarri Rambo on the field Saturday for the first time this season, it has been confirmed that their suspension will last one more game, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Chip Towers.

It was thought that they might be eligible to play in the second half of the Vanderbilt game with Georgia's Student-Athlete conduct code requiring a suspension of 30 percent of the 12-game football season for a second violation of the drug policy (3.6 games when you do that math). Instead, after further analysis of the handbook by Towers, it was discovered that the number of games is rounded up, making it four games rather than 3.6.

In the good news department, a tweet from Ogletree's twin brother Alexander on Wednesday hints that the Bulldogs will have the services of their star defenders for next week's game home game against Tennessee:

Ogletree and Rambo are on the field but not dressed for the fourth consecutive week. Alexander Ogletree has been dressed for all four games of the season but has yet to see any game action so far.

For more Georgia Bulldog news, head on over to Dawg Sports.


Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia Odds: Bulldogs Favored By 16

The Georgia Bulldogs host the Vanderbilt Commodores in their second SEC game of the season, and they're favored to win by 16 points. That's where the line opened, and it has held steady at most sportsbooks. Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin has improved the Commodores program, but the team still isn't expected to keep pace on the road against one of the SEC East's best.

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Georgia is 3-0 so far this season, with wins over Buffalo, Missouri and Florida Atlantic. All of those wins were by at least 21 points. Vanderbilt is 1-2, with losses to South Carolina and Northwestern to go with a win over Presbyterian.

Stick with this StoryStream for more updates as Georgia prepares for Vanderbilt. For more Bulldogs insight and analysis, check out Georgia blog Dawg Sports, and for complete coverage from across the NCAA, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.


Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Malcolm Mitchell Still Primarily On Defense

Early season suspensions made it a necessity to put Malcolm Mitchell on defense, but as those players return, Mitchell's role is up in the air. On Tuesday, head coach Mark Richt weighed in on the situation.

Richt said Mitchell will play mostly defense for now but could become a two-way player.

"I know he’s smart enough to understand what’s going on on both sides of the ball with the experience he’s had. We need him on special teams too. He’s going to play offense, defense and special teams off and on for the rest of the year I would think."

After missing the opener, Mitchell has recorded seven tackles in two games as a cornerback. A season ago, he had 665 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, head over to Dawg Sports, and for more on the Vanderbilt Commodores, head over to Anchor Of Gold. Be sure to check out SB Nation's college football hub for news and updates.


Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Amarlo Herrera Continues To Exceed Expectations

Georgia inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera is technically a backup to Alec Ogletree, who is considered to be one of Georgia's best defensive talents.

But Ogletree has missed Georgia's first three games, and will miss one more, because of a disciplinary suspension. That's where Herrera comes in.

So far this season Herrera has done it all. Last weekend against Florida Atlantic, the sophomore managed seven tackles and returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown. The week before, he led his team with 10 tackles against Missouri and recovered a fumble.

With Ogletree expected to return next week, Herrera could find himself out of the starting lineup. Says Herrera,

"I've found myself in a strange situation. You've got a starter that's not playing and he's expected to come back and start. So you never know, but I can't concern myself with all that. I'm just trying to produce and help us win."

For the latest on all things Georgia, check out Dawg Sports.


Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Cornelius Washington Likes A 'Good Confrontation'

Georgia Bulldogs senior linebacker Cornelius Washington wasn't too happy about missing out on the heated exchange between Vanderbilt and Georgia players following last year's game at Vanderbilt.

Washington wasn't able to participate in the game, as he was serving a two-game suspension because of a DUI arrest.

Washington, however, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he likes a good confrontation, and wasn't happy to miss last year's skirmish.

"I like a good confrontation and that seems like one I would have enjoyed being a part of," the senior outside linebacker said Monday.

"I think it's something we do care about," he said of the contentious tone of last year's meeting. "It's a pride thing. It's a competitive thing. When somebody comes out and challenges you like that and you have those kinds of things go on, you go through the week with a little edge, a little chip on your shoulder. You go into the game trying to knock somebody's block off."

Washington will have his opportunity to bring that edge to the football field this Saturday, when Vanderbilt visits Georgia.

For the latest on all things Georgia, check out Dawg Sports.


Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: James Franklin Respects Todd Grantham, Bulldogs' Defense

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin and Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham got into a heated shouting match in the aftermath of last year's meeting between the two schools. On Monday, Franklin was asked if he'd spoken with Grantham since the incident, and Franklin took the opportunity to let everyone know that he respects Grantham and the Bulldogs' defense.

"We saw each other and most of the assistants on the road recruiting. He does a great job and has done a great job for a long time," Franklin said. "His defense plays hard and flies around. They're passionate about what they do and we're passionate about what we do. It's nothing more than that. I do have respect for how his defense plays."

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Last season's incident occurred following an emotional 33-28 win by the Bulldogs. Players from both sides had to be separated after the game, which is how Franklin and Grantham ended up sparring.

For more on Georgia, check out Dawg Sports. Vanderbilt news and info can be found at Anchor Of Gold, and all your SEC football news is available at Team Speed Kills and SB Nation's college football page.

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