ATHENS, Ga. (GeorgiaDogs.com)---
Quarterback
Hutson Mason
passed for 241 yards and a touchdown to lead the Red team to a 27-24 victory over the Black squad in the G-Day Game on Saturday.


A record-setting Sanford Stadium crowd of 46,073 -- eclipsing last year's mark of 45,113 -- and a regional CSS television audience viewed Saturday's game.


"It was a great day for Georgia period," Bulldogs coach
Mark Richt
said. "I thought the guys played hard. The quarterbacks made a lot of good throws and good reads, the run game was decent and the protection overall was good. Defensively, we knew were not going to show too much in a game like this. The big thing is for everything to understand what to expect on a daily basis in terms of things like hustle and communication. We've got a ways to go, and the players and coaches know that. It's a work in progress."


Mason went 18-of-27 for 241 yards and the touchdown, including 17-of-25 for 188 yards and the score in the first half.


"Hutson continued to show that he knows what to do," Richt said. "He was poised and he was in total control of what was going on."


Receiver
Chris Conley
paced the Red team with six catches for 124 yards, including a 53-yarder from Mason.


Tailback
Brendan Douglas
led the Red team with 40 yards and a touchdown. Tailback
Todd Gurley
had 32 yards and a score.


Tailback
A.J. Turman
scored two touchdowns for the Black squad, one rushing and one receiving. Receiver
Clay Johnson
had five catches for 75 yards.


Cornerback
Sheldon Dawson
led the Red team with six tackles. End
Josh Dawson
, nose
Toby Johnson
and linebacker
Reggie Carter
all four tackles, including a sack for
Josh Dawson
. Cornerback
Brendan Langley
picked off a pass.


For the Black, safety
Corey Moore
had seven tackles. Cornerback
Lucas Redd
, linebacker
Amarlo Herrera
and linebacker
Leonard Floyd
posted six tackles each. Cornerbacks
Tristan Askew
and
Aaron Davis
each had an interception. The Black squad had four sacks, two each by Herrera and linebacker
Jordan Jenkins
.


The Red team struck first as kicker
Marshall Morgan
drilled a 34-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead at the 1:53 mark of the first quarter.


The Black squad responded with a 1-yard touchdown run by Turman. Kicker
Patrick Beless
tacked on the PAT for a 7-3 edge. The Red then scored the next two touchdowns. Receiver
Reggie Davis
hauled in a 10-yard pass from Mason and Gurley posted a 2-yard run. Morgan had each PAT, giving the Red a 17-7 lead at halftime.


Kicker
Thomas Pritchard
pulled the Black team to within 17-10 as he converted on a 29 field goal with 47 seconds left in the third quarter.


At the 11:03 mark of the fourth quarter, Red tailback
Brendan Douglas
powered in from a yard out. Morgan's extra point made it 24-10.


The Black squad got it to 24-17 when quarterback
Faton Bauta
hit receiver
Uriah LeMay
on a 41-yard touchdown pass with 4:52 remaining. Beless converted the PAT.


Morgan was true on a 30-yard field goal with 2:50 to go to push the Red lead to 27-17.


The final score of the day came when Bauta threw a 4-yard pass to Turman with 42 seconds left. Pritchard added the extra point for a final score of 27-24.


The Bulldogs will open the 2014 season Aug, 30 against Clemson.