October 25, 2003
(Athens-AP) -- Georgia is still a part of the national championship race, but the Number Four Bulldogs sure aren't playing like a team that belongs in that elite group.
Billy Bennett kicked three field goals, the last to break a tie with 12:57 remaining, and Georgia avoided a huge upset with a 16-to-13 victory over UAB today. Despite the lackluster showing, Georgia (7-1) could move up a spot in the both The Associated Press rankings and BCS standings.
Third-ranked Virginia Tech was upset by West Virginia on Thursday night. For the second week in a row, the Bulldogs came out extremely flat against a seemingly overmatched opponent. Georgia trailed Vanderbilt 2-nothing at halftime before rallying for a 27-to-8 victory.
This time, the Bulldogs were behind 13-to-10 late in the third quarter. Bennett tied it up with a 29-yard field goal, then connected from 31 yards to finally put the Bulldogs ahead for good.
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