After a big win last week to improve to 3-0, the Dawgs looked forward to facing another bulldog opponent.
The Georgia Bulldogs faced the Bulldogs of Mississippi State on ESPN Saturday night. UGA came in to the game at #11 in the polls with Mississippi State being #17. On paper, it looked to be a tough fought battle. It just so happened to look more like the Dawgs of Georgia showed up ready for war.
Georgia pulled out an astonishing 31-3 victory over the Bulldogs. The Dawgs didn’t allow a touchdown while improving to 4-0.
With his precision and consistency at the QB position, Jake Fromm looked a lot like a well known former QB Georgia had (Aaron Murray). Fromm went 8-8 for 160 yards and 1 touchdown in the first half of the ball game. The offense came out on fire from first play of the game with a flea flicker touchdown pass to Terry Godwin. This was after an dominate three and out for that tough Georgia defense. Fromm finished the ball game 9-12 for 201 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
The big talk of the town after this major win was Chubb and that gritty defense. The defense held the Mississippi State offense to only three points on the night. The defense surrendered 177 yards rushing with only 103 yards receiving. The iron man on defense today was the CB Deandre Baker who had seven solo tackles and the first interception for Georgia this season.
The Georgia defense held Fitzgerald to 82 yards and forced two interceptions. The speed and denial of the Georgia defense is what amped the defense. No Mississippi state receivers could get space or even get their hands on the ball.
The run game was pretty involved in the offense with 203 rush yards. Most of that came from Nick Chubb. Chubb ran for 81 yds and two touchdowns with a 28 yard break away touchdown down the sideline. Deandre swift, Sony Michel, and Brian Herrien produced positive plays and yardage for the offense, as well in the backfield and receiving.
Godwin had another big day for the Dawgs with two receptions for 80 yards and the games opening touchdown. Jim Chaney seems to show every weekend major progression in the movement of the offense.
There was a serious no fly/no run zone in Sanford Stadium tonight for the Dawgs. With the flow of this defense and the movement of the ball on offense, the Bulldogs are turning heads with the performances they show week in and week out. After four tough weeks of winning for the Dawgs they are faced with two tough road games against Tennessee and Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs have shown major focus and dedication to wanting to be great and have shown thus far why they should be at the top of the rankings.