Freshman running back Todd Gurley burst onto the scene in his debut for the Georgia Bulldogs. Gurley put the Bulldogs on the board early capping off a 53-yard drive with a 10 yard touchdown run on his second carry of the game.
Buffalo answered back with an impressive 75-yard drive against Georgia's heralded defense ending with a Alex Zordich 16 yard touchdown pass to Alex Neutz. The extra point was no good and the Georgia lead was trimmed to 7-6. Gurley went to work again on the ensuing kickoff running it back 100 yards for Georgia's second touchdown and a 14-6 lead.
Aaron Murray completed 5 of 9 passes in the first quarter for 74 yards. Gurley rushed two times for 11 yards with a touchdown. Freshman running Keith Marshall also made his debut with two carries for 10 yards. Zordich has been the offensive star for the Bulls throwing for 41 yards and touchdown while also scrambling for 31 yards on the ground.
Georgia did get some bad news at the end of the quarter when Gurley headed to the locker room with an undisclosed leg injury.