Boxscore
Georgia 45, Buffalo 23
Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Sanford Stadium
Attendance - 92446

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Buffalo 6 10 0 7 23
Georgia 14 10 7 14 45

Recap


Georgia 45, Buffalo 23: Freshman Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns, including a 100-yard kickoff return, and the sixth-ranked Bulldogs shook off the Bulls in the second half.

Georgia (1-0) gave up 10 points in the final 2:12 of the first half to see its lead cut to 24-16 at halftime. But quarterback Aaron Murray capped the opening drive of the second half with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten to put the Bulldogs ahead 31-16.

Gurley scored on a 10-yard run with 10:26 left in the first quarter. Buffalo (0-1) answered five minutes later on Alex Zordich’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Alex Neutz, but Patrick Clarke missed the extra point. Gurley returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards down the left sideline to make it 14-6 Georgia.

Gurley rushed for 100 yards on eight carries, adding a 55-yard touchdown with 8:13 remaining.

Murray completed 15-of-26 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. He found Tavarres King for a 63-yard touchdown early in the second quarter as the Bulldogs built a 24-6 advantage.

Buffalo made it interesting in the final minutes of the first half. Branden Oliver capped a 94-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, and Clarke converted the extra point with 2:12 left to bring the Bulls within 24-13. Clarke’s 18-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the half made it 24-16.

Oliver finished with 112 yards on 31 carries and Zordich added 83 yards rushing.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia RB Ken Malcome injured his left hand in the second half and did not return. … Buffalo outgained Georgia 151-84 in the second quarter. … The Bulldogs finished with 485 yards of total offense. … Keith Marshall, another Georgia freshman RB, gained 46 yards on 10 carries. ... Buffalo finished with 199 yards rushing.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:26
Georgia   TD  Georgia 7 - Buffalo 0
1st Quarter - 5:27
Buffalo   TD  Georgia 7 - Buffalo 6
1st Quarter - 5:11
Georgia   TD  Georgia 14 - Buffalo 6
2nd Quarter - 12:16
Georgia   FG  Georgia 17 - Buffalo 6
2nd Quarter - 9:26
Georgia   TD  Georgia 24 - Buffalo 6
2nd Quarter - 2:12
Buffalo   TD  Georgia 24 - Buffalo 13
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Buffalo   FG  Georgia 24 - Buffalo 16
3rd Quarter - 12:25
Georgia   TD  Georgia 31 - Buffalo 16
4th Quarter - 12:58
Georgia   TD  Georgia 38 - Buffalo 16
4th Quarter - 8:13
Georgia   TD  Georgia 45 - Buffalo 16
4th Quarter - 4:08
Buffalo   TD  Georgia 45 - Buffalo 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Buffalo Georgia
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Buffalo Georgia
Score 23 45
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-18
33%
7-for-14
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 347 485
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-199 39-227
Average/Rush 4.4 5.8
Passing
Comp-Att 14-25 15-27
Passing Yards 148 258
Average/Pass Play 5.5 8.6
Penalties-Yards 3-25 5-22
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 32:07 27:53

PLAYER STATS

Buffalo (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Zordich 14/24 148 1 0
Georgia (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Murray 15/26 258 3 0
R. Wooten 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Oliver 30 111 3.7 1
A. Zordich 14 83 5.9 1
J. Potts 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Gurley 8 100 12.5 2
K. Marshall 10 46 4.6 0
C. LeMay 3 36 12.0 0
K. Malcome 6 32 5.3 0
R. Samuel 3 17 5.7 0
M. Hall 1 5 5.0 0
B. Harton 1 3 3.0 0
A. Murray 7 -12 -1.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Gordon 3 63 21.0 0
A. Neutz 5 52 10.4 1
A. Dennison 3 21 7.0 0
F. Lee 2 13 6.5 0
J. Potts 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. King 6 117 19.5 1
M. Bennett 5 76 15.2 1
R. Wooten 2 45 22.5 1
C. Conley 2 20 10.0 0
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