UGA's Hutson Mason wins in first career start

Saturday's win for Georgia on the road against rival Georgia Tech seemed unlikely in the first half.

The Yellow Jackets were up by as much as 20 points before the Bulldogs fought back for a victory.

Leading the charge was qua

rterback Hutson Mason, playing in his first career start in place of an injured Aaron Murray.

"It's tough when you're down 20-0. The defense is looking at you like, 'Man, you gonna put some points on the board?' We're looking at the defense like, 'You gonna get a stop?' So that touchdown was huge. It gave them momentum, it [gave] us momentum and we needed that," said Mason

Mason threw for 299 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception against the Jackets.

His leading receiver, Chris Conley, wasn't surprised by the signal caller's skill, but was impressed by his leadership.

"That second drive of the second half, when we drove down and scored, he looked everybody in the eye and said, 'Hey, you've got to have the heart of a champion. Gotta execute.' I knew that he was a fiery guy, but just the way that he said it captivated everyone in that huddle. They got right behind him, and he is our quarterback," said Conley.

With the win, UGA improved to 8-4 on the season. Tech fell to 7-5. Both teams will know their bowl game destinations next week, after results of conference championship games.

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