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Georgia responds after mistakes

12/3/2011

ATLANTA -- The big-game jitters must have gotten to LSU and Georgia.

The first quarter was full of mistakes on both sides. Georgia's might have cost the Bulldogs a three-score lead over LSU.

There were a handful of drops by Georgia receivers, including two sure touchdowns, that caused some not-so-happy reactions from quarterback Aaron Murray, who has commanded the pocket well against this LSU defense.

Georgia responded well with a 44-yard drive that Murray beautifully orchestrated. He ended things with a 12-yard strike to tight end Aron White to make it 10-0 Bulldogs.

LSU's offense hasn't done much of anything, so far. A few drops of their own cost the Tigers as well. A couple of them came on potential first-down plays. Then there were costly penalties that backed up the Tigers. A holding penalty cost LSU its only first down of the half on a nice run by quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Together, both teams have combined for seven penalties, so far. But Georgia has a 10-0 lead and is dominating LSU in the yards game with 134 to LSU's 11. This Georgia defense has loaded the box and stuffed LSU thus far.