Reviewing Georgia's scrimmage

Georgia coach Mark Right had no problem saying that the defense dominated Saturday's scrimmage.

However, there were a few caveats, most notably that the Bulldogs were playing without three starting offensive linemen. Center Ben Jones underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday, but the Bulldogs hope he will be able to return in time for the Sept. 4 opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Bulldogs' offense was held to just one field goal during the part of the scrimmage where it had to drive most of the field. Richt said the scrimmage evened during the goal-line work and that the offense came back and scored a couple of touchdowns.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Aaron Murray was never able to get into a rhythm, but he didn't have much of a pocket to throw from with three of his starting linemen missing. Murray finished 8-of-20 for 133 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Logan Gray caught a 46-yard pass to set up a 50-yard field by Blair Walsh, but that was all the offense could muster in the first half.

One of the positives for the Bulldogs on offense was that tackle Trinton Sturdivant played some live snaps after missing each of the past two seasons with torn ACLs.

Defensively, coordinator Todd Grantham has been talking about the importance of forcing more turnovers, and that's what the defense did. Justin Houston returned a fumble for a touchdown to go along with three sacks. Darryl Gamble also had three sacks and is making a strong bid to be the starter opposite Houston at the other outside linebacker position.

Here's a link to a report on the scrimmage thanks to the Georgia sports communications staff.