Georgia done in by unusual rash of miscues in Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fumbles and other failings put favored Georgia in a big hole in the Sugar Bowl.
A fumble by running back D'Andre Swift deep in Bulldogs territory and a botched punt attempt on a low snap led to 10 first-half points for a feisty Texas squad looking to make a statement that it was on its way back to elite status. Missed tackles helped the Longhorns sustain two other scoring drives, and that wasn't all that went wrong for No. 6 Georgia in a 28-21 loss on Tuesday night.
No. 2 Georgia looks to shore up defense against No. 13 LSU
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Linebacker Natrez Patrick says No. 2 Georgia hasn't come close to playing a complete game on defense.
The Bulldogs rank second nationally in scoring average and sixth in average yards allowed. They have trailed just once this season, for 15 seconds against Vanderbilt in a lopsided victory last week, but Patrick isn't impressed.
Drug charges dropped against Georgia LB Natrez Patrick
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A marijuana possession charge against Georgia starting inside linebacker Natrez Patrick was dismissed Thursday, apparently clearing the way for him to play in the Rose Bowl semifinal game.
Coach Kirby Smart has not commented on Patrick's status for the Jan. 1 contest against Oklahoma.
Georgia LB Patrick facing another marijuana charge
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charge, his second of the season and third of his career, hours after starting in the Bulldogs' Southeastern Conference championship game win over Auburn.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith told the Athens Banner-Herald that Patrick was charged with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana.
No. 5 Georgia LB Patrick misses game after marijuana arrest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Starting linebacker Natrez Patrick didn't travel with the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs after his second arrest on marijuana charges in three years.
His backup Reggie Carter and defensive tackle Trenton Thompson missed the game because of injuries. Juwan Taylor replaced Patrick in the starting lineup.
Georgia LB Patrick facing possible suspension after arrest
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia junior linebacker Natrez Patrick could face a four-game suspension following his second arrest on marijuana charges in three years.
There was no immediate word on Friday regarding Patrick's status for No. 5 Georgia in Saturday's game at Vanderbilt. Patrick, the listed starter at "Mike" linebacker, is tied for third on the team with 17 tackles.
Georgia to wear black jerseys against Louisiana-Lafayette
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's black jerseys are making a comeback.
Coach Kirby Smart confirmed Tuesday that Georgia will wear black jerseys for the first time since the 2008 season in Saturday's game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Georgia also is encouraging fans to wear black to the game. The Bulldogs normally wear red jerseys for home games.
Georgia says 2 players cleared in marijuana investigation
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.
The school announced Monday that inside linebackers Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith violated no university policies that would require a suspension.
Athletic director Greg McGarity said the investigation "included drug testing, which was negative for both student-athletes."