Posted by Tom Fornelli
The debut of Uga VIII has been going pretty well for the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend. While Uga is chilling on the sidelines the Bulldogs are off to a very nice start against Vanderbilt, holding a 22-0 lead at halftime.
Things didn't start out all that smoothly, as the Bulldogs needed all three of their first-half timeouts on their opening drive and still had to settle for a field goal, but the ride hasn't been nearly as bumpy since then. The Bulldogs have put up 297 yards of offense against Vandy, while limiting the Commodores to 76 yards on defense.
Washaun Ealey is enjoying all the extra carries he's getting with Caleb King suspended for the game, outgaining Vanderbilt by himself with 89 yards on 10 carries, including a 58-yard run to set up a 15-yard touchdown by Carlton Thomas. Aaron Murray hasn't been fantastic, completing 9-of-17 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, but he's making the plays he needs to with his arm and legs.
Still, even if it hasn't been all that pretty, the Bulldogs will happily take what looks like an easy victory this week. Given the way things started in 2010, the idea of being 3-4 and 2-3 in the SEC after today means that a bowl appearance is still a possibility.