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Georgia 17, BYU 14

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afternoon, 71 degrees (overcast/rain)


UGA INT 6 passes

Steve Young INT by #31 Sanchez at UGA 24 returned to BYU 34 down right sideline --> 6 play drive, UGA 7-0, #38 Barry Young 12 yd TD run, 6:06 in the qt

BYU tied it on INT return

Steve Young TD pass to Scott Collie in 3rd for 14-7 lead

bad punt midway through 4th gives UGA ball at BYU 36

Walker leaps over pile for 1 yd TD

BYU ball back with 5:30 left, UGA def held, gets ball back on own 33 with 4 mins, #12 Lastinger, key pass to Kevin Harris for first down at UGA 44, Herschel to UGA 34 (22 yds), #5 Butler FG with 1:11 left

Vince Dooley called game "monumental struggle" and said BYU passing attack was "one of the best we've ever seen in Sanford Stadium"

Tom Holmoe then returned an interception 63-yards as the Cougars knotted the score, 7-7. The Cougars led much of the second half, their score coming on a 21-yard pass from Steve Young to Scott Collie.

Herschel Walker (cast on broken thumb) picked up 51 of his 124 yards in the fourth quarter as Georgia scored on successive drives late in the game. First, a touchdown with 5:36 left and then the field goal.

For BYU, Georgia marked the highest-ranked team the Cougars have played (sixth by Associated Press).

BYU showed well statistically, edging the Dawgs 22-20 in first downs and 339-275 in totals offense.


1st Quarter

UGA: Barry Young 12 yard run (Butler kick)

BYU: Holme 63 yard interception return (Gunther kick)

2nd Quarter

No Scoring

3rd Quarter

BYU: Collie 21 yard pass from Steve Young (Gunther kick)

4th Quarter

UGA: Walker 1 yard run (Butler kick)

UGA: Butler 44 yard field goal


  • CougarStats
  • Eugene Register-Guard. 12 Sep 1982.
  • Highlights from Vince Dooley Show