Sunday, November 19, 2017

Post Game Notes

UGA Sports Communications

Monumental Home Finale:

With the 42-13 win over Kentucky, the SEC Eastern Division champion Dawgs became the first UGA team to go undefeated in a season against the SEC East (6-0) since the league split into divisions in 1992. Georgia also became the first team to go undefeated in Sanford Stadium (6-0) in a season since 2012. Thirty-one seniors were recognized prior to kickoff, and with today’s win, this class improved to 38-12 in their career. With the latest win over UK, Georgia holds a series edge of 57-12-2.

Balanced Attack:

During their final game between the hedges, senior tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined for five touchdowns and 238 rushing yards in the win over Kentucky. Chubb became only the second Dawg running back in history (Herschel Walker) to rush for 1,000 or more yards in three different seasons after finishing with 15 carries for 151 yards, including scoring runs of eight and a season-long 55 yards. His touchdowns give him 45 TDs in his career (team-leading 12th of the year), moving him to second behind Herschel Walker (52). Chubb has now scored two touchdowns in a game 14 times and gone over the 100-yard mark 23 times in his career. At this point in the season, Chubb has rushed for 1,045 yards.

The Dawgs finished with 504 total yards (381 rushing, 123 passing) and scored 42 points. Michel put Georgia up 21-6 at the 1:51 mark in the second quarter on a 37-yard touchdown run. He finished with 87 yards on 12 carries and three scores. Michel last rushed for three touchdowns in a game as a freshman versus Troy. He stands tied for fifth on Georgia’s all-time all-purpose yards with 3,834 yards. Michel’s first scoring run came at the end of a 12-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 6:21, which is Georgia’s longest TD drive of the year.

Freshman QB Jake Fromm completed the game 9-for-14 for 123 yards with a touchdown and an interception and 18 yards rushing, including a career-long 21-yarder. Senior WR Javon Wims led the Dawgs’ receiving attack with a career-high six catches for 83 yards and a score. Wims is now tied for the team lead with junior WR Terry Godwin with five touchdown catches this season.

Dawg ‘D’: 

The Georgia defense held Kentucky to just six points on two field goals and 140 yards (53 on the ground) in the first half and UK added only a touchdown in the second half and finished with 262 yards of total offense. UK came in averaging 27.9 points/game and 361 yards of total offense. The Wildcats were 3-for-12 (25%) on third downs. The defense kept the Wildcats to a field goal on their first possession after the Kentucky drive started at the Georgia 32-yard line following a turnover. The Dawgs held Kentucky to just 12 yards on six plays before the Wildcats connected on a 37-yard field goal. Junior ILB Roquan Smith led UGA with nine stops, including a sack.


Redshirt freshman RG Ben Cleveland started for the first time. This marks the 15th first-time starter that Georgia has had this season. Sophomore DE David Marshall got his first nod of the year (fifth of his career) on defense.


Georgia is +2 in Turnover Margin this season and even on the day. Jake Fromm threw his fifth interception on Georgia’s first possession at the 32-yard line. Kentucky scored a field goal on the ensuing possession. In the third quarter, senior DB Aaron Davis had his first interception of the year (fifth of his career) on the Dawg 12-yard line. The Dawgs scored a touchdown on their next possession.

Opponents have forced 13 turnovers and turned them into 41 points while the Dawgs have forced 15 turnovers and registered 55 points.

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