Georgia gives UGA VII a win in first game
Published 11:12 pm Saturday, August 30, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. – The collar fit, and for at least one game, so did the crown.
Knowshon Moreno ran for three touchdowns and Georgia, ranked No. 1 to start a season for the first time, beat Georgia Southern 45-21 on Saturday to give new mascot Uga VII a win in his debut.
Moreno needed only eight carries for 59 yards to tie his career best with three touchdowns. He added two catches for 53 yards.
Georgia led 38-0 before Georgia Southern scored on a 1-yard run by quarterback Lee Chapple late in the third quarter. The Eagles added two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and was 13-for-21 passing for a career-high 275 yards.