Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
“I’ll say we did a decent job, but Gurley had way too many yards after contact,” Mason said. “We had guys wrapping him up, and I think we just need to continue to understand that we have got to bring our feet through contact. … We laid on running backs way too much. The long runs were stopped by the structure of the defense. We need to do a better job within the structure to get guys on the ground.”
Unlike Gurley’s hurdling run against Tennessee the week before, when he rushed for a career-high 208 yards, he lacked a big highlight against Vanderbilt — that is, except for the 50-yard pass, which was the longest by any player for Georgia this season.
Linebacker Nigel Bowden said Vanderbilt “did a good job of slowing him down” except for the pass.