Terry Hoage, the nation's interception leader, had three more yesterday, including one in the final quarter that set up the go-ahead touchdown, to lead undefeated and fourth-ranked Georgia to a 27-13 victory over Vanderbilt in a Southeastern Conference game in Athens, Ga.
Barry Young's seven-yard scoring run, following Hoage's third interception that put the ball at the Vanderbilt 18, gave Georgia a 20-13 lead with 4:44 gone in the fourth quarter. Herschel Walker later scored for Georgia on a 26-yard run in the closing minutes; it gave him 42 career touchdowns, equaling the SEC record set by Charles Alexander of Louisiana State.
Georgia forced four turnovers and sacked quarterback Whit Taylor nine times for 72 yards in losses. The Bulldogs lead the nation with 25 interceptions; Hoage, with 10, tied the school record set in 1968 by Jake Scott.
"We certainly had a lot of players who had good games, but we had a special recognition in the dressing room for Terry Hoage," said Georgia Coach Vince Dooley.
"And the players gave him a standing ovation. In fact, someone shouted, 'Hoage for Heisman.' "
Walker finished with 172 yards in 38 carries. He has 4,310 yards in 28 games and moved into 12th place on the NCAA career rushing list.
The Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0) led, 10-6, at halftime. Vanderbilt (3-3, 1-2) took a 13-10 lead midway in the third period after recovering a fumble by Georgia quarterback John Lastinger and driving 46 yards for a touchdown.