GEORGIA 17, Penn State 3
- Pending the result of the TaxSlayer Bowl, Bryan McClendon will become the first Georgia head coach in history (and the most “winningest,” or “losingest”) to have an official coaching record of 1-0 or 0-1.
- In the first half, Terry Godwin became the first Georgia player to both throw a touchdown pass and make a touchdown reception in the same game since Charley Trippi vs. Georgia Tech in 1946.
- Senior Marshall Morgan connected on a 44-yard field goal. He had one PAT to finish with four points. He injured his right ankle in the first half and did not return for Georgia’s final extra point of the half. It was kicked by senior Patrick Beless. Currently, Morgan ranks third in SEC and school history with 407 points, trailing only Georgia’s Blair Walsh (412 from 2008-11 and 409 Bily Bennett from 2000-03). Morgan is 64-for-84 in field goals. The 64 field goals ranks fourth in school history while the 84 field goal attempts ranks tied for 5th. Morgan owns the PAT record at 215-for-220.
- Georgia’s defense posted a scoreless first quarter as the Bulldogs had a 3-0 lead. At that point, PSU had 83 yards of total offense on 13 plays while Georgia’s offense had 30 yards on 12 plays. For the half, PSU had 182 yards on 34 plays and three points. Aaron Davis and Leonard Floyd shared the lead in tackles at the half with five each for the Bulldogs.