Georgia Overcomes Slow Start, Fumbles, to Beat Troy 44-34

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - There was NO need to worry about an early Georgia celebration.

Knowshon Moreno ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns and the Number Ten Bulldogs worked hard into the final quarter to handle Troy 44-to-34.

Moreno's second straight three-touchdown game was highlighted by an 80-yard first-quarter touchdown run, Georgia's longest in ten years.

He added two one-yard scoring runs in the second half and helped the Bulldogs recover after they fumbled away the ball on their first two possessions.

The Trojans (6-3) fell to 0h-to-3 against the Southeastern Conference this season despite scoring a combined total of 81 points in the losses to Arkansas, Florida and Georgia.

Omar Haugabook -- whose status coming into the game was uncertain due to a hamstring injury -- was 29-of-45 passing for 310 yards and two touchdowns for Troy. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.

Troy backup quarterback Jamie Hampton threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jerrel Jernigan with 6 seconds left.

Haugabook's 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter cut Georgia's lead to 34-27.

Georgia (7-2) answered with Brandon Coutu's third field goal, from 26 yards, and Moreno's third touchdown run.


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