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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Georgia's defense hangs in there

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


Take away one big pass play to Dez Bryant, and Georgia's defense has played about as well as you could expect in the first half against Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys lead 10-7, but the Bulldogs stood their ground in the final seconds in what was a huge goal-line stand. Oklahoma State had a first-and-goal at the 6 after recovering Carlton Thomas' fumble at the 11, but had to settle for a field goal.

The Bulldogs went for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1, but were pushed back because of a holding penalty.

Bryant does have the 46-yard touchdown catch, but Georgia has limited Kendall Hunter to 32 yards rushing on 11 carries in the first half.

It looks like Willie Martinez's defense has come to play.