Georgia 59, William & Mary 24
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Tim Worley ran for a pair of touchdowns and Greg Talley threw for two others Saturday as No. 18 Georgia scored 35 second-quarter points and went on to rout William & Mary 59-24.
The Bulldogs, 6-2, took control after battling its Division I-AA opponent to a 7-7 tie after one quarter before a homecoming crowd of 80,712. William & Mary dropped to 4-3-1.
Worley gave the Bulldogs the lead with a 7-yard touchdown run 51 seconds into the second quarter. Wayne Johnson threw a 6-yard TD pass to Keith Henderson 2:37 later for a 21-7 lead.
After a 26-yard field goal by the Indians’ Steve Christie, Talley replaced Johnson at quarterback and threw an 81-yard scoring pass to Arthur Marshall. Less than 3 minutes later, he hit Kirk Warner with a 14-yard scoring pass.
Worley capped the 35-point quarter with a 51-yard touchdown run that gave Georgia a 42-17 halftime lead. The 42 points equaled the Bulldogs’ record for points in a half, first done in 1984 against Vanderbilt.
Worley rushed for 115 yards on 13 carries, boosting his season total to 975 yards.
Georgia opened the scoring when Rodney Hampton, who had 118 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 14-yard run in the opening quarter. The Indians tied it on a 36-yard pass from Craig Argo to Tom Lewis later in the period.
Georgia added a 39-yard field goal by Steve Crumley in the third period. Henderson scored on a 2-yard run and Larry Ware ran 7 yards for a score in the final quarter.
Argo connected on a 19-yard TD pass to Robert Green in the second period and scored on a 3-yard keeper in the third period for William & Mary’s other scores.
Talley, who saw only limited action in the second and fourth periods, completed four of five passes for 113 yards. Johnson was 11 of 20 for 141 yards.
The three TD passes by Georgia quarterbacks was the first time the Bulldogs had accomplished that feat since 1982 against Kentucky.
The 81-yard pass reception by Marshall - in which he took a short pass on his own 25 and outraced two defenders the rest of the way - was Georgia’s longest since a 93-yard TD pass from Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott in 1980 against Florida.
Argo completed 18 of 42 passes for 308 yards.
Mehre, William & Mary’s career record-holder for receiving yards, is the grandson of Harry Mehre, who coached Georgia from 1928-37.