Brown, Gurley stand out in Georgia's first fall scrimmage
ATHENS, Ga. (WRCB) -- Wide receiver Marlon Brown and running back Todd Gurley were the stars of Georgia's first scrimmage of the fall camp Wednesday morning.
At least, that's what the statistics seem to show.
The Bulldogs first units scrimmaged the second teams in a closed workout at Sanford Stadium. Head coach Mark Richt later shared his thoughts and released final stats to the media.
"The number one offense scored three touchdowns on their first three drives, and the number one defense gave up only one first down on the first three drives," Richt said. "Marlon had the most opportunities today, and he took advantage of it. He's been hot all camp, and I hope he stays healthy.
"Our pass protection is improving with the number one and two units. Also as a head coach, I can be happy about our defense doing a good job like getting sacks from our number one unit."
Brown led all UGA wideouts with six catches for 103 yards. The senior also added a pair of touchdowns, one each from Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason.
"I had a pretty good day today, had a couple touchdowns," Brown said. "I would say overall the offense had a pretty good day. Everybody was flying around making plays; it was good to see. We're just trying to take it one day at a time to get where we want to be."
Gurley broke loose for 58 yards and one touchdown on just six carries. Richt said the freshman tailback looked good, but was also the recipient of some great blocking from the offensive line.
Murray finished 12-for-17 in the air for 170 yards and the one score.
On the other side of the ball, senior defensive end Cornelius Washington led the defense with six tackles and three sacks. Sophomore safety Connor Norman also recorded six tackles.
"We did what we we're supposed to do in stopping the run, and we're becoming the defense everybody knows we can be," said senior nose John Jenkins. "We've still got a lot to work on, though. We're striving for perfection."