2006 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2006 Georgia Bulldogs football
UGA logo.svg
Chick-fil-A Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
AP #23
2006 record 9–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Mark Richt (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Neil Callaway (6th year)
Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez (2nd as Coordinator, 6th Overall year)
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (92,746)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x#   7 1         13 1  
#25 Tennessee   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         8 5  
#23 Georgia   4 4         9 4  
South Carolina   3 5         8 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         4 8  
Western Division
#15 Arkansas x   7 1         10 4  
#9 Auburn   6 2         11 2  
#3 LSU   6 2         11 2  
Alabama   2 6         6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6         4 8  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Florida 38, Arkansas 28
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–7 (0–6).
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 9–4 record. The Bulldogs had an SEC record of 4–4. Despite losses to unranked Kentucky and Vanderbilt, Georgia salvaged its season by beating two ranked teams in the last two games of the season: #5 Auburn and #15 Georgia Tech. A victory over #14 Virginia Tech in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl gave the Georgia Bulldogs three consecutive victories over top 25 teams. This was the team's sixth season under the guidance of head coach Mark Richt.

Preseason[edit]

Following a 2005 campaign in which the Bulldogs finished the year ranked #10, the team was given a preseason #14 in the Coaches Poll.

Ten players were named to the 2006 SEC Media Days Pre-Season All-Conference Football Team. TE Martrez Milner, OT Daniel Inman, C Nick Jones, DE Quentin Moses and PK Brandon Coutu were selected as first-team members. LB Jarvis Jackson, DB Tra Battle and P Gordon Ely-Kelso were named to the second team and RB Thomas Brown and LB Tony Taylor to the third team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 12:30 p.m. WKU* #15 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA LFS W 48–12   92,746[1]
September 9 7:45 p.m. at South Carolina #12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 18–0   82,513[1]
September 16 1:00 p.m. UAB* #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CSS W 34–0   92,746[1]
September 23 12:30 p.m. Colorado* #9 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA LFS W 14–13   92,746[1]
September 30 9:00 p.m. at Ole Miss #10 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 14–9   57,184[1]
October 7 7:45 p.m. #13 Tennessee #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN L 33–51   92,746[1]
October 14 12:30 p.m. Vanderbiltdagger #16 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) LFS L 22–24   92,746[1]
October 21 1:00 p.m. Mississippi State Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–24   92,746[1]
October 28 3:30 p.m. vs. #9 Florida Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida–Georgia game) CBS L 14–21   84,572[1]
November 4 1:00 p.m. at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 20–24   62,120[1]
November 11 12:30 p.m. at #5 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) LFS W 37–15   87,451[1]
November 25 3:30 p.m. #16 Georgia Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) CBS W 15–12   92,746[1]
December 30 8:00 p.m. vs. #14 Virginia Tech* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl) ESPN W 31–24   75,406[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

Quarterbacks

  •   7 Stafford, Matthew QB Fr.
  • 13 Tereshinski III, Joe QB† Sr.
  • 14 Cox, Joe QB RFr.
  • 15 Barnes, Blake QB So.
  • 17 deLaureal, Jonathan QB Fr.

Running Backs

  •   6 Lumpkin, Kregg TB† Jr.
  • 20 Brown, Thomas 'TB+ Jr.
  • 24 Moreno, Knowshon TB Fr.
  • 28 Ware, Danny TB Jr.
  • 39 Johnson, Jason TB Jr.
  • 47 Lane, Mitchell TB Fr.

Fullbacks

  • 33 Thomason, Brett FB So.
  • 35 Williams, Des FB Sr.
  • 36 Southerland, Brannan FB† So.
  • 46 White, Stephen FB Sr.
  • 48 Munzenmaier, Fred FB Fr.
  • 49 Chapas, Shaun FB Fr.
  • 98 Taylor, Tripp FB Fr.

Tight Ends

  • 81 Ward, NaDerris TE Fr.
  • 84 Watson, Coleman TE Jr.
  • 86 Chandler, Tripp TE So.
  • 87 Milner, Martrez TE† Sr.
  • 89 Holden, Trahern TE Sr.

Wide Receivers

  •   1 Massaquoi, Mohamed SE† So.
  •   4 Bailey, Sean FLK Sr.
  •   8 Spellman, Vernon SE RFr.
  • 11 Hearn, Hagan WR RSo.
  • 12 Croffie, Percie WR RJr.
  • 16 Durham, Kris SE Fr.
  • 18 Bryant, A.J. FLK† Jr.
  • 26 Wilson, Tony WR Fr.
  • 27 Henderson, Mikey FLK Jr.
  • 80 Raley, Mario SE Sr.
  • 82 Moore, Michael FLK RFr.
  • 83 Gartrell, T.J. SE Jr.
  • 85 Goodman, Demiko SE So.
  • 88 Harris, Kenneth FLK So.
 

Offensive Line

  • 61 Turner, Michael TT Sr.
  • 63 Davis, Chris OL Fr.
  • 63 Mitchell, Orry C So.
  • 64 Smith, Ian C RFr.
  • 67 Adams, Chester TG† Jr.
  • 68 Abbott, Chris SG Sr.
  • 69 Speight, Alex OL Fr.
  • 70 Jones, Nick C† Sr.
  • 72 Inman, Daniel TT† Sr.
  • 73 White, Micky OL Fr.
  • 74 Perez, Kevin C Fr.
  • 75 Velasco, Fernando SG† Jr.
  • 76 Watts, Seth TG So.
  • 77 McKinzey, Zeb SG Sr.
  • 78 Davis, Josh OL Fr.
  • 79 Shackleford, Ken ST† Sr.

Defensive Line

  • 38 Howard, Marcus DE Jr.
  • 41 Battle, Roderick DE RFr.
  • 54 Dixon, Dale DT Sr.
  • 55 Lomax, Jeremy DE So.
  • 56 Atkins, Geno DT Fr.
  • 71 Lyles, Justin DT Jr.
  • 84 Nickels, Casey DE Fr.
  • 90 Gant, Ray DT† Sr.
  • 91 Weston, Kade DT RFr.
  • 94 Moses, Quentin DE† Sr.
  • 95 Owens, Jeff DT† So.
  • 96 Gully, Andrew DE RFr.
  • 99 Johnson, Charles DE† Jr.

Linebackers

  • 12 Miller, Brandon SLB† Jr.
  • 33 Ellerbe, Dannell WLB So.
  • 35 Pick, Matt LB Fr.
  • 37 Hebron, Akeem LB Fr.
  • 38 Moss, Taylor LB RJr.
  • 42 Verdun Wheeler, Danny SLB Sr.
  • 43 Taylor, Tony WLB† Sr.
  • 44 Washington, Marcus MLB So.
  • 45 Jackson, Jarvis MLB† Sr.
  • 48 Watkins, Tommy WLB RFr.
  • 49 Williams, Patrick LB RJr.
  • 50 Gamble, Darryl LB Fr.
  • 51 Dent, Akeem LB Fr.
  • 52 Dewberry, Darius LB Fr.
  • 53 Gaunder, Chris WLB Jr.
  • 57 Boyd, Benjamin LB So.
  • 60 Krauth, Charles LB So.
  • 65 Sullivan, Will LB Fr.
 

Defensive Backs

  •   2 Allen, Asher SC Fr.
  •   3 Evans, Bryan SC† RFr.
  •   5 Byrd, CJ FS So.
  •   8 Oliver, Paul WC† Jr.
  •   9 Jones, Reshad DB Fr.
  • 10 Baldwin, Donavon ROV RFr.
  • 11 Brown, Ramarcus WC So.
  • 15 Francis, Rowdy FS So.
  • 15 Pittman, Mitchell FS So.
  • 16 Gloer, Chad DB Fr.
  • 17 Coates, Antavious FS RFr.
  • 22 Gibson, DeMarcus CB Sr.
  • 22 Sims, Antonio ROV So.
  • 23 Miller, Prince DB Fr.
  • 25 Battle, Tra ROV† Sr.
  • 27 Williams, Taylor DB RFr.
  • 29 Flowers, Thomas SC Jr.
  • 30 Johnson, Kelin FS† Jr.
  • 31 Banks, Quintin DB Fr.
  • 32 O'Keefe, Joseph ROV Sr.
  • 47 Williams, Andrew FS Jr.
  • xx Johnson, Andrew DB Fr.

Punters

  • 26 Mimbs, Brian P So.
  • 95 Ely-Kelso, Gordon P† Sr.
  • 99 Murphy, Erick P Fr.

Place Kickicers

  • 22 Stansell, Bo PK Fr.
  • 93 Bailey, Andy PK Jr.
  • 96 Coutu, Brandon PK† Jr.

Long Snappers

  • 59 Fowler, Bo SN So.
  • 65 Henson, Jeff SN† Jr.

Holders

  • 15 Francis, Rowdy H So.
  • 26 Mimbs, Brian H† So.

Punt Returners

  •   2 Allen, Asher PR Fr.
  • 29 Flowers, Thomas PR Jr.
  • 27 Henderson, Mikey PR† Jr.

Kick Returners

  •   2 Allen, Asher KR† Fr.
  • 28 Ware, Danny KR Jr.
Key
†Starter at position as of 7/10/2006
Positions: C = Center; CB = Cornerback; DB = Defensive Back; DE = Defensive End; DT = Defensive Tackle; FB = Fullback; FLK = Flanker; FS = Free Safety; H = Holder; KR = Kickoff Returner; MLB = Middle Linebacker; LB = Linebacker; OL = Offensive Line; P = Punter; PK = Place Kicker; PR = Punt Returner; ROV = Rover; SC = Short Corner; SE = Split End; SG = Split Guard; SLB = Sam Linebacker; SN = Snapper; ST = Split Tackle; TB = Tailback; TE = Tight End; TG = Tight Guard; TT = Tight Tackle; WLB = Will Linebacker
Year: Fr = Freshman; RFr = Redshirt Freshman; So = Sophomore; RSo = Redshirt Sophomore; Jr = Junior; Sr = Senior

Game notes[edit]

The prevalent theme throughout the 2006 season was the search for a starting quarterback for the Bulldogs. Senior Joe Tereshinski III, redshirt freshman Joe Cox and true freshman Matt Stafford all saw significant playing time during the season.

WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
WKU 0 7 0 5 12
#14 Georgia 17 14 3 14 48

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved 2007-01-05. 

No line was established for this game.

Joe Tereshinski III started the game at quarterback for Georgia and completed 7 of 17 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. True freshman Matt Stafford (3 of 5 passing; 40 yards and a touchdown) and redshirt freshman Joe Cox (2 of 3 passing; 29 yards and an interception) both saw playing time at quarterback.

SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week: Defensive end Quentin Moses for his performance against WKU which included 2.5 tackles for losses, one sack and three quarterback hurries.[2]

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Georgia 3 12 0 3 18
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -1.5.

Joe Tereshinski started the game at quarterback and completed 2 of 3 passes for 18 yards. However, he was injured on the opening drive of the game and was replaced by Matt Stafford. Stafford completed 8 of 19 passes for 171 yards and 3 interceptions, but South Carolina also had 3 costly fumbles of their own as well as a safety.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week: Defensive end Charles Johnson for his performance against South Carolina which included five tackles (four for losses), one sack, one safety, two quarterback pressures and one pass deflection.[3]

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 0 0 0 0
#9 Georgia 7 3 10 14 34

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -10.

Matt Stafford got his first career start at quarterback and completed 10 of 17 passes for 107 yards with no touchdowns or interception. Joe Cox also saw brief action at quarterback late in the game.

SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week: Offensive guard Fernando Velasco for his performance against UAB which included a 90% grading and had two dominator blocks.[4]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 3 7 3 0 13
#7 Georgia 0 0 0 14 14

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -16.

Getting his second start, Matt Stafford and the offense struggled, completing 8 of 16 passes for 76 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions, as Colorado jumped Georgia on their way to a 13–0 lead. Stafford was replaced by Joe Cox, who rallied the team to victory in the fourth quarter, completing 10 of 13 passes for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cox found tight end Martrez Milner for a 20 yard touchdown with :46 left in the game, and Colorado QB Bernard Jackson was sacked on Colorado's last-ditch effort to win the game.

SEC Freshman of the Week / Sporting News College Football Player of the Week: Redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Cox for his performance against Colorado in which he led the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind victory that was capped by a 20-yard touchdown pass with :46 on the clock.[5]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Georgia 0 0 7 7 14
Ole Miss 0 3 0 6 9

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

No line was established for this game.

Starting quarterback Joe Cox struggled (4 of 10 for 24 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions) and backup Matt Stafford did not fare much better (7 for 18 for 91 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions). Georgia's second half scores came on a pair of one yard runs by fullback Brannan Southerland.

SEC Defensive Lineman Of The Week: Defensive end Charles Johnson for his performance against Ole Miss which included two sacks, one pass breakup and two third-down stops. As of this week, Johnson was the conference leader with nine tackles for loss.[6]

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Tennessee 7 7 10 27 51
#9 Georgia 10 14 3 6 33

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Tennessee -2.5.

Georgia took advantage of Special teams play to jump out to a 24–7 lead in the 2nd quarter. However, Tennessee stiffened its defense and scored on every possession but one in the second half to record a 51-33 victory over the ninth ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia entered the game with the #1 ranked scoring defense in the nation, but the Vols dropped them to #17. Erik Ainge was 25-of-38 with 2 TD's and no interceptions. Georgia scored twice on Special Teams, with an 85-yard punt return by Mikey Henderson in the first half and a 99-yard, school record tying kickoff return by Thomas Brown in the second half. Tennessee DB Antonio Wardlow blocked and punt and recovered the ball in the endzone to post a TD for the Vols in the 2nd half. Robert Meachem had 7 receptions for 98 yards and moved into first place nationally for receiving yards per game. A photo of Wardlow's punt block and recovery made the cover of Sports Illustrated for October 16, 2006.[7]

Kregg Lumpkin led the Bulldogs with 88 yards on 13 carries. Joe Tereshinski was 12-of-20 for 164 yards and 1 touchdown, while throwing 2 interceptions and losing a fumble. Georgia was playing without starting kicker, Brandon Coutu, who injured his kicking on the Thursday before the game and was declared "out for the season."[8]

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 14 3 24
#14 Georgia 3 10 0 9 22

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -14.5.

Both Joe Tereshinski and Matt Stafford played at quarterback, but neither was able to guide the offense to a victory. Tony Taylor's interception return for a touchdown gave Georgia a 22–21 lead late in the fourth quarter, but Vanderbilt got a short field goal from Bryant Hantfeldt as time expired for the 24–22 stunning upset.

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 14 0 6 27
Mississippi State 7 0 10 7 24

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -17.5.

Starting quarterback put together a nice game with his best offensive production of the year. Still, Georgia had to stave off a late rally by Mississippi State to get the win.

SEC Freshman of the Week: Freshman quarterback Matt Stafford for his performance against Mississippi State in which he completed 20-of-32 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns.[9]

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Florida 7 7 7 0 21
#25 Georgia 0 0 7 7 14

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Florida -13.

The 2006 edition of the Florida–Georgia football rivalry was won by Florida. Matt Stafford and the Georgia offense were ineffective in the first half and Florida lead 14–0 at halftime. On the first play of the half, Georgia tailback Kregg Lumpkin fumbled the ball and Florida returned the fumble for a touchdown. Stafford could not guide the Georgia offense to victory and he finished the day completing just 13 of 33 passing attempts for 151 yards, no touchdowns and 2 interceptions. However, he did score on a 13 yard touchdown run in the third quarter. After Kregg Lumpkin's 8 yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter, Georgia amazingly had a chance to send this game to overtime. The eventual national champion Gators stiffened, however, and sent the Dawgs home with yet another loss in this series. Georgia's loss caused the team to drop out of the top 25 for the first time since 2001.

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 7 0 6 20
Kentucky 3 7 0 14 24

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -7.

Hoping to rebound from its loss to Florida, Georgia went into the half leading 14–10. The score did not change in the third quarter, but Kentucky outscored Georgia 14–6 in the fourth quarter to seal its victory. Matt Stafford's struggles continued as he completed 16 of 28 pass attempts for 230 yards with only one touchdown and 3 interceptions, including one in the final 2 minutes to seal the Wildcat victory.

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 23 0 7 37
#5 Auburn 0 7 8 0 15

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Auburn -11.25.

Coming into the game with Auburn, Georgia's program seemed to be in shambles. It had lost four of its last five games, including rare losses to Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Georgia set the tone on their opening drive when Matthew Stafford found A.J. Bryant for a 53 yard gain down to the Auburn 8 yard line. Kregg Lumpkin took it in from there, and Georgia never looked back. Georgia seemed to reverse all of its ill fortunes in an explosive second quarter that saw them score 23 points and take a 30–7 lead into the lockers at halftime. The second quarter featured contributions from both the offense and the defense: a 30 yard interception return for a touchdown by Tra Battle, a one yard touchdown run by Brannan Southerland, a 14 yard touchdown pass from Matt Stafford to Kregg Lumpkin and a 34-yard field goal by Gordon Ely-Kelso.

Week 11 Cingular All-America Player of the Week Nominee / SEC Defensive Player of the Week / National Defensive Player Of The Week: Defensive back Tra Battle for his performance against Auburn which included three interceptions, one of which was returned by Battle for a touchdown.[10][11][12]

SEC Freshman of the Week: Freshman quarterback Matt Stafford for his performance against Auburn in which he completed 14 of 20 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 83 yards on seven attempts with a touchdown.[11]

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Georgia Tech 0 3 3 6 12
Georgia 0 0 7 8 15

Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

The pre-game line established for this game was Georgia -3.

Facing its second top 25 team in as many outings, Georgia got off to a slow start, trailing at the half by 3–0. Georgia opened up the scoring in the second half with a 29 yard fumble return by linebacker Tony Taylor. The game wound up being a defensive struggle and Matt Stafford put up modest numbers (16 of 29 for 171 yards, 1 touchdown and zero interceptions) and the Bulldogs were held to 84 yards rushing. Georgia's defense shut down the Tech passing attack, limiting Tech quarterback Reggie Ball to 6 of 22 for 42 yards, no tocuhdowns and 2 interceptions.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week: Defensive back Paul Oliver for his performance against Georgia Tech in which he held All-American wide receiver Calvin Johnson to two receptions and 13 yards, while also breaking up three passes and intercepting a pass.[13]

Chick-fil-A Bowl[edit]

When Neil Callaway, Georgia's offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2006, left at the end of 2006 to become the head coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Richt named Mike Bobo as the new offensive coordinator; Bobo had already taken over the play-calling duties from Richt starting with the Georgia Tech game. He debuted as coordinator for the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech.

In the bowl game, Virginia Tech jumped out to a 21–3 halftime lead, scoring on two one-yard touchdowns from tailback Brandon Ore and a 53-yard pass from flanker Eddie Royal to tight end Sam Wheeler. In the second half, Georgia scored 28 unanswered points and held off a late Tech rally to win 31–24.

2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 0 10 18 31
Virginia Tech 0 21 0 3 24
Date December 30, 2006
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, GA
Source:"Rivals.com Game Summary". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Statistic UGA Opponent
Scoring 327 229
  Points per Game 23.4 16.4
First Downs 217 198
  Rushing 93 89
  Passing 116 92
  Penalty 8 17
Total Offense 4053 3357
  Avg per Play 5.3 4.3
  Avg per Game 289.5 239.8
Fumbles-Lost 22-15 22-11
Penalties-Yards 78-611 70-529
  Avg per Game 43.6 37.8
Statistic UGA Opponent
Punts-Yards 53-2009 67-2747
  Avg per Punt 37.9 41.0
Time of Possession/Game 27:24 28:16
3rd Down Conversions 62 / 159 (39%) 45 / 164 (27%)
4th Down Conversions 9 / 14 (64%) 7 / 15 (47%)
Touchdowns Scored 40 28
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 16-21-55 11-16-48
PAT-Attempts 33-36 (92%) 24-25 (96%)
Red-Zone Scores 38-46 (83%) 29-39 (74%)
Red-Zone Touchdowns 29-46 (63%) 20-39 (51%)
Attendance 649,222 289,268
  Games/Avg per Game 7 / 92,746 4 / 72,317

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 27 76 55 71 229
Georgia 64 97 47 119 327

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Kregg Lumpkin 13 162 853 55 798 4.9 6 26 61.4
Danny Ware 12 81 343 17 326 4.0 3 41 27.2
Thomas Brown 7 62 278 22 256 4.1 1 24 36.6
Matt Stafford 13 47 274 83 191 4.1 3 39 14.7
Brannan Southerland 13 46 128 8 120 2.6 8 17 9.2
Des Williams 6 5 17 0 17 3.4 0 8 2.8
Mikey Henderson 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 0.3
Joe Cox 4 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 1 0.2
A.J. Bryant 13 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 0 -0.2
Joe Tereshinski 4 8 14 32 -18 -2.2 0 12 -4.5
Team 12 12 0 36 -36 -3.0 0 0 -3.0
UGA Total 13 426 1911 255 1656 3.9 21 41 127.4
Opponents 13 433 1774 367 1407 3.2 15 31 108.2

Passing[edit]

Name GP Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Matt Stafford 13 108.99 135-256-13 52.77 1749 7 53 134.5
Joe Tereshinski 4 128.83 32-57-2 56.1 423 3 46 105.8
Joe Cox 4 144.64 17-28-1 60.7 225 2 34 56.2
Team 12 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
UGA Total 13 114.90 184-342-16 53.8 2397 12 53 184.4
Opponents 14 100.61 182-342-19 53.2 1950 11 53 150.0

Receiving[edit]

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Martrez Milner 12 30 425 14.2 3 41 35.4
Mohamed Massaquoi 12 30 366 12.2 2 39 30.5
Kregg Lumpkin 13 17 116 6.8 1 19 8.9
Kenneth Harris 13 15 305 20.3 0 41 23.5
A.J. Bryant 13 14 251 17.9 0 53 19.3
Danny Ware 12 14 184 13.1 0 29 15.3
Brannan Southerland 13 14 157 11.2 2 27 12.1
Demiko Goodman 10 13 187 14.4 0 32 18.7
Mario Raley 11 8 111 13.9 2 25 10.1
Kris Durham 13 8 82 10.2 0 16 6.3
Thomas Brown 7 7 71 10.1 0 20 10.1
Mikey Henderson 11 7 44 6.3 0 15 4.0
Tripp Chandler 13 2 37 18.5 1 21 2.8
Michael Moore 9 2 36 18.0 0 19 4.0
Des Williams 6 1 18 18.0 0 18 3.0
Coleman Watson 8 1 13 13.0 1 13 1.6
Matt Stafford 13 1 -6 -6.0 0 0 -0.5
UGA Total 13 184 2397 13.0 12 53 184.4
Opponents' 13 182 1950 10.7 11 53 150.0

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Interceptions Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Safety
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds No.-Yds Avg TD Long BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF
Tony Taylor 13 65 31 96 7.5-26 3.0-18 7-97 13.9 1 52 2 10 2-29 2 0 0
Jarvis Jackson 13 37 34 71 2.5-14 1.0-12 1-0 0.0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Kelin Johnson 13 48 12 60 5.5-32 2.5-23 2-2 1.0 0 2 1 5 2-0 0 0 0
Tra Battle 13 35 23 58 4.5-15 2.0-12 6-154 25.7 1 53 7 1 0 1 0 0
Paul Oliver 13 46 11 57 6.5-19 2.0-9 3-44 14.7 0 30 6 2 1-0 2 0 0
Charles Johnson 13 36 8 44 19.0-89 9.5-55 0 0 0 0 10 27 1-9 3 0 0
Ramarcus Brown 12 26 13 39 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Danny Verdun Wheeler 13 24 13 37 4.0-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0
Quentin Moses 13 21 12 33 12.0-44 4.5-26 0 0 0 0 1 27 1-0 0 0 0
Bryan Evans 12 24 2 26 3.0-11 1.0-9 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
Jeff Owens 13 21 5 26 1.5-5 1.0-4 0 0 0 0 3 19 1-1 1 0 0
Asher Allen 13 20 4 24 1.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Miller 13 17 6 23 2.0-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1-0 0 0 0
Ray Gant 11 12 6 18 3.5-20 3.0-19 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0
Kade Weston 13 8 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0
Andrew Williams 11 7 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Howard 13 10 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1-10 1 0 0
Dale Dixson 13 4 6 10 1.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Prince Miller 13 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Geno Atkins 11 5 4 9 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
CJ Byrd 13 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Gaunder 13 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dannell Ellerbe 10 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Darius Dewberry 11 4 2 6 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Lomax 9 3 2 5 1.0-8 1.0-8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Donavon Baldwin 12 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Washington 11 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roderick Battle 13 3 1 4 2.0-16 2.0-16 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Marquis Elmore 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Benjamin Boyd 13 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rowdy Francis 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen White 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tripp Taylor 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1
UGA Total 13 513 218 731 80-319 33-215 19-297 15.6 2 53 47 152 11-49 13 2 1
Opponents 14 524 202 726 64-234 17-121 16-69 4.3 0 46 37 4 15-17 14 3 1

Special teams[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Gordon Ely-Kelso 51 2007 39.4 55 3 17 13 0
Team 2 2 1.0 2 0 0 0 2
Andy Bailey 33 2016 61.1 8 3
Ben Wilson 16 962 60.1 1 2
Brandon Coutu 15 963 64.2 6 0
Brian Mimbs 2 120 60.0 0 0
Jason Johnson 1 52 52.0 0 0
Total 53 2009 37.9 55 3 17 13 2 27 4113 61.4 15 5
Opponents 67 2747 41.0 59 5 7 18 1 52 3093 59.5 9 1

Returns[edit]

Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Mikey Henderson 25 367 14.7 2 86
Asher Allen 4 54 13.5 0 20
Thomas Flowers 2 40 20.0 0 26
Ramarcus Brown 1 17 17.0 0 17
Prince Miller 1 16 16.0 0 0
Team 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
CJ Byrd 0 12 0.0 1 12
Asher Allen 19 420 22.1 0 36
Thomas Brown 15 379 25.3 1 99
Danny Ware 2 30 15.0 0 15
M. Washington 2 14 7.0 0 8
Jason Johnson 1 6 6.0 0 6
Prince Miller 1 10 10.0 0 10
Kregg Lumpkin 1 11 11.0 0 11
Benjamin Boyd 0 -2 0.0 0 0
Total 34 505 14.9 3 86 41 868 21.2 1 99
Opponents 20 186 9.3 1 54 50 1093 21.9 0 53

Field Goals[edit]

Name FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk
Brandon Coutu 13-14 92.91 0-0 2-2 5-5 3-3 3-4 55 0
Andy Bailey 5-8 62.5 1-1 3-3 1-2 0-2 0-0 34 0
Gordon Ely-Kelso 1-2 50.0 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 34 0

Postseason[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Georgia's victories over ranked opponents its final three games of the 2006 season allowed the Bulldogs to regain a spot in the final AP Poll. The Georgia Bulldogs completed 2006 ranked number 23 in the final AP poll. Georgia has finished in the top 25 in each of Richt's six seasons as head coach.

Post-season all-star games[edit]

Mark Richt and ten Georgia players were invited to post-season all-star games.

  • Defensive tackle Ray Gant played in the North-South All-Star Classic on January 13, 2007.
  • Coach Richt served an assistant coach in the Hula Bowl game played on January 14, 2007 for the victorious East (Aina) squad.
  • Center Nick Jones played in the Hula Bowl.
  • Punter Gordon Ely-Kelso played in the Hula Bowl.
  • Linebacker Danny Verdun Wheeler played in the Hula Bowl.
  • Linebacker Jarvis Jackson was to play in the cancelled Las Vegas Bowl on January 15, 2007.
  • Offensive lineman Daniel Inman played in the Las Vegas Bowl.
  • Rover Tra Battle played in the Las Vegas Bowl.
  • Tight end Martrez Milner played in the Senior Bowl on January 27, 2007.
  • Defensive end Quentin Moses played in the Senior Bowl.
  • Linebacker Tony Taylor played in the Senior Bowl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Cumulative Season Statistics". University of Georgia. 
  2. ^ "Georgia's Moses Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week". UGA Sports Communications. September 4, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Georgia's Charles Johnson Named SEC Defensive Player Of The Week". UGA Sports Communications. September 11, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Georgia's Fernando Velasco Named SEC Offensive Lineman Of The Week". UGA Sports Communications. September 11, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Georgia's Joe Cox Named SEC Freshman and Sporting News Player of the Week". UGA Sports Communications. September 25, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Georgia's Charles Johnson Named SEC Defensive Lineman Of The Week". UGA Sports Communications. October 2, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_online/covers/issues/2006/1016.html
  8. ^ "Georgia PK Brandon Coutu Out For Season". UGA Sports Communications. October 6, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Stafford Named SEC Football Freshman Of The Week". UGA Sports Communications. October 23, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Battle Named Week 11 Cingular All-America Player of the Week Nominee". UGA Sports Communications. November 12, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Georgia's Tra Battle Named National Defensive Player Of The Week By Walter Camp Football Foundation". UGA Sports Communications. November 13, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Georgia’s Tra Battle Named National Defensive Player Of The Week By Walter Camp Football Foundation". UGA Sports Communications. November 13, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007. [dead link]
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