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G-Day produces some highlights, few answers

By Chip Towers | Saturday, April 5, 2008, 04:31 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Well, G-Day come and gone. No official records are kept on this game but by my own recollection, which makes this VERY unofficial, that was the fastest G-Day Game I ve ever witnessed. For the record, the Red beat the Black (which wore white) 17-3.

As you probably know, coach Mark Richt decided to go with eight-minute quarters rather than the standard 15-minute periods for this game and a lot of that time was played with a running clock. So the whole thing was over in an hour-and-a-half, including a truncated halftime.

A decent crowd, considering the horrible weather (61 degrees and drizzle), of 19,874 was on hand for it and they mostly got what they came to see. Caleb King had a couple of scintillating runs brought gasps from the stands and Matthew Stafford and Logan Gray each hooked up with Michael Moore for TD passes, the former for 30 yards and the latter for 12. Moore led all receivers with 53 yards.

King led all rushers with 31 yards on six carries and he had a couple of cut-and-spin moves that were reminiscent of his mentor, Knowshon Moreno. And Moreno was his showboating self, albeit in limited duty. Somehow he can make 16 yards on three carries and an 11-yard run off a screen seem exciting.

Stafford and Joe Cox were both fairly sharp. Stafford was 6-of-10 for 78 yards and Cox was 7-of-11 for 69. Stafford had one bad underthrow and Logan Gray threw a bad interception but is really fast and looked good running the ball.

Other highlights: Kris Durham got the festivities off to a good start with a 31-yard catch on the second play from scrimmage. A walkon kicker named Brian Behr kicked a 52-yard field goal at the halftime horn.

The biggest scare of the day came when starting left guard Vince Vance when down with what appeared to be a serious leg injury with less than two minutes left in the game. But afterward Vance said it was only an ankle sprain and he should be good to go by summer workouts.

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