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Firebirds ignited by QB swap, notch 2nd home win of season

William Tudmond No. 5 replaced Craig Belton (Source: WALB) William Tudmond No. 5 replaced Craig Belton (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Firebirds (2-4) were locked into a defensive struggle leading 9-7 at halftime, but unlocked its offense with a quarterback swap leading to a 35-32 victory over the Dayton Wolfpack (0-4).

Craig Belton made his first start for Georgia, but was out of sync completing just four passes on 15 attempts in the first half.

Head coach Antwone Savage knew it was time for a change.

"We came out, we were kind of slow but at the same time we had to make a quarterback swap," said Savage. "Craig had just gotten in, this is his first week. He wasn't adjusted he didn't have the timing down with the receivers he didn't feel comfortable. So we went with (William Tudmond) who has been here since week 2 and Will was able to help us pull the game out tonight."

In came Tudmond in the second half who threw for 105 yards and three touchdowns.

The defense added three fumble recoveries, two in the first half to sure up the victory.

Georgia travels to play High Country (2-3) next weekend for a rematch of the week one defeat.

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