In a game that was never expected to be close, the Georgia Bulldogs did what they were supposed to do and dominated the Umass Minutemen, winning the out-of-conference contest 66-27. The victory improved Georgia’s record to 10-1 ahead of their rivalry game against Georgia Tech next weekend.
While the game was relatively close early on with a score of 14-7 after Georgia a muffed punt inside the 5 yard line, they would end any doubt that still existed in the second quarter, taking a 42-13 lead into the half.
The second half saw mostly backups play as Georgia nearly reached 70 points for what would have been the first time in the Kirby Smart era.
Backup quarterback Justin Fields, who saw significant minutes in the blowout, finished with 221 yards, including a 57-yard bomb near the end of the second quarter to Mecole Hardman.
Georgia finished the game with 701 yards of offense, which was the second most in school history.
Next, Georgia sets its sights on in-state rival Georgia Tech before a highly anticipated rematch with Alabama in the SEC Championship game.
Jackson Stone – @tdjs_network