ATHENS — Georgia’s annual G-Day Game took place Saturday in front of a Sanford Stadium crowd of more than 82,000, and the fans likely saw a lot that they liked.
The Black team pulled away with a dominant third quarter to earn a 21-13 win. After leading 7-6 at halftime, the Black team used a 14-0 third quarter to take control.
Here are the five players who stood out in the game as Georgia wraps up its spring practice.
Deandre Baker: The senior defensive back got the scoring started with a 32-yard interception return in the first quarter. Baker stepped right in front of Jake Fromm’s pass and cruised into the end zone to get the Black team on the board.
Justin Fields: The freshman quarterback came alive in the third quarter to lead the Black team to its 14-0 advantage in the quarter. Fields was 9 of 16 for 118 yards in the first half, but he was 5 of 7 for 74 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter. Fields finished 18 of 33 for 207 yards with the touchdown and 1 interception.
Brian Herrien: The junior running back finished with 34 yards on 5 carries, and he had 4 receptions for 44 yards to lead the Red team offense.
Richard LeCounte: The sophomore defensive back had an interception and was all over the Red team’s wide receivers the entire game, finishing with 3 tackles.
Monty Rice: The sophomore linebacker, who could step in for former standout Roquan Smith at inside linebacker, finished with a game-high 14 tackles and a sack.