Many expected Georgia's defense to dominate the annual G-Day game that brings an end to spring practice but the Bulldogs' offense was up to the task on Saturday and the Red team survived a failed two-point conversion late to hold on for a 32-31 win.
There were standout performances and big plays on both sides of the ball. Injuries and upcoming suspensions forced the focus to many backup players who will likely see their first extensive action in a Bulldogs' uniform this season. Ray Drew had a couple of sacks in the game from the defensive end position and linebacker Ramik Wilson finished with seven tackles and an interception.
Offensively Justin Scott-Wesley looked like a factor at the wide receiver position catching three passes for 46 yards and tight end Jay Rome made a huge play late for the Black team as he hauled in a 66 yard touchdown pass.
Running back Ken Malcome drew praise from the coaches after the game for his eight carry, 32 yard two touchdown day. Isaiah Crowell alternated first half series with Malcome and finished with 10 carries and 39 yards. More importantly he wrapped up spring healthy and without controversy.
Georgia's quarterback situation looked pretty good with Aaron Murray sharp and Hutson Mason looking like a more than capable backup. Mason would likely only play this season if there was a serious injury to Murray as the reported plan is for him to redshirt. That will elevate Christian LeMay to the backup slot for this season and he didn't disappoint on Saturday throwing for 154 yards and a touchdown.
Georgia's spring practice was filled with more than enough drama with reported suspensions to Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo looming. There is a long wait between now and fall practice and Bulldogs fans everywhere could live with a quiet summer.
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