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Richt praises QBs after second spring scrimmage

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS --- The Georgia football team wrapped up another week of spring practice with a scrimmage at Sanford Stadium under picture-perfect weather conditions.

The Bulldogs recorded four touchdowns on Saturday, all coming through the air. Kris Durham caught four passes for 74 yards, including three scores. Tifton's Israel Troupe had a touchdown reception among his four catches for 45 yards. A.J. Green added six grabs for 80 yards.

Zach Mettenberger threw two of the touchdown passes, while Aaron Murray and Logan Gray threw one each. Murray went 13-of-19 for 159 yards, Mettenberger was 10-of-16 for 126 yards and Gray went 7-of-11 for 111 yards.

"The offense had a pretty good day," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "The throwing and catching was outstanding. I was very impressed with the quarterbacks. They had good control of what was going on, they moved in the pocket, they scrambled, and they were accurate. They really put the ball on the money. I feel like we're in good shape at that position. It's been a good competition, and I'm pleased with that."

Regarding Durham, who missed all of last season with an injury, Richt said, "He caught the ball well. He had more opportunities today. I know he's excited about playing football again."

Carlton Thomas paced the running game with 94 yards on 16 carries, including a 44-yard run. Kevin Lanier added 45 yards, while Murray scrambled for 37 yards.

Georgia also got field goals of 53 yards from Brandon Bogotay and 21 yards from Blair Walsh. Said Richt, "They were really sharp today, even inwarm-ups. They were hitting it right down the middle."

Demarcus Dobbs and Christian Robinson each had six tackles and a sack to pace the defense. Derrick Lott, Akeem Dent, Darryl Gamble and Brandon Boykin added five tackles apiece. Reuben Faloughi was credited with three sacks. Boykin and Brandon Cuff both had interceptions in the end zone to end drives.

Georgia will wrap up spring drills next Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. with

the annual G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium. There is no cost for admission to the game, which will be televised live by CSS.