clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs' Special Teams Looks For Retribution

In last year's 33-28 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Georgia Bulldogs' special teams didn't fare so well, as Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reminds. The Commodores extended a drive on a fake punt that led to a touchdown, had a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and blocked a punt late in the game that gave them a shot to win it.

So far in 2012, though, the No. 5 Bulldogs' special teams has impressed head coach Mark Richt:

"We're blocking well," Richt said. "Teams are even starting to pooch kick for it because they're a little concerned about our return men and what we've been doing there. We've blocked an extra point, which is a big emphasis. We've had to blast through to block extra point and field goals."

The Bulldogs' special teams can show better against the Commodores on Saturday when they meet at 7:45 p.m. ET in a game televised by ESPN2.

For more on Georgia, check out Dawg Sports. For more information on the SEC check out Team Speed Kills. For more news and information on college football, check out SB Nation's NCAA Football hub page.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.