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Mason Impresses In Georgia Spring Game

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s offense clicked under fifth-year senior Hutson Mason, who led the Red team to a 27-24 win Saturday in the spring football game.

Mason stepped in at the end of 2013 to replace record-setting Aaron Murray after an injury, and he re-established his position as the starter entering the 2014 season. All but three of the first-team’s offense’s points came with Mason at the helm.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s new defense managed a handful of turnovers, but proved vulnerable to the pass.

Mason finished the day 18 of 27 passing for 241 yards, with one touchdown pass. He might have quarterbacked another scoring drive but junior tailback Todd Gurley fumbled the ball through the end zone to negate a 75-yard drive to open the game.

Sophomore quarterback Faton Bauta led the Black squad to two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Bauta connected on 16 of 28 passes for 232 yards and two TDs, but with one interception.

Gurley scored one TD. He carried just six times for 32 yards and caught three passes for 38 yards.

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