After two fourth of play on Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs ended up in a low-scoring slugfest with Georgia Tech. Come the second from last quarter, the Bulldogs profited from two vital slip-ups by the Yellow Coats to put the game far off.
Georgia capitalized on a bobbled snap by Georgia Tech punter David Shanahan and a bungle by Yellow Jackets running back Jamie Felix to score 10 crucial points in the second from last quarter while heading to a 37-14 triumph. The success highlighted an all-over appearance by the Bulldogs, which followed early and had issues on the two sides of the ball prior to getting comfortable and quieting their in-state rival.
Because of Saturday’s triumph, Georgia (12-0, 8-0 SEC) has fixed consecutive undefeated normal seasons and has conveyed its fifth consecutive victory over Georgia Tech (5-7, 4-4 ACC).
The Bulldogs held an unobtrusive important lead right off the bat in the second from last quarter when a misstep in exceptional groups by the Yellow Jackets offered the home crew a more than adequate chance to expand its lead.
Georgia Tech punter David Shanahan couldn’t corral a low snap, which prompted Shanahan to attempt to run upfield with the ball prior to being met by Georgia inside linebacker Trezmen Marshall. Marshall’s heads-up tackle brought about a 13-yard loss for Georgia Tech and left the Georgia offense requiring just 17 yards to find the end zone.
It didn’t come simple, yet the Bulldogs capitalized on the short field.
Stetson Bennett missed the mark on the objective line on a second-and-objective run, and subsequent to getting halted again on third down the Bulldogs chose for pursuing the end zone. With Georgia’s “Large” bundle on the field, Bennett faked a hand-off and terminated to a completely open Brock Groves, who figured out how to get his hands under an underthrown ball and catch it for a 1-yard score.
Groves’ score get gave Georgia a 20-7 lead with 5:51 remaining in the second quarter.
Nearly when the Georgia offense got to the sideline, it was the ideal opportunity for them to get back to the field.
Georgia’s cautious tackle Nazir Stackhouse constrained the ball no longer any of Felix’s concern on the principal play of Georgia Tech’s next belonging, and outside linebacker Robert Beal fell running the wild ball to give the Bulldogs the ball on their own 25. This drive didn’t have an incredible accomplishment as the one that went before it for Georgia, however, the Bulldogs had the option to go up 16 with Podlesny’s 36-yard kick.
The Bulldogs’ predominance after halftime was an unwanted difference in pace for the Yellow Coats, which outgained Georgia 187-153 in the principal half then, at that point, gathered all of 1 yard in the second from last quarter.
By the final quarter, the Bulldogs couldn’t possibly be at fault.
Bennett hit Kenny McIntosh down the left sideline for an 83-yard gain — Georgia’s greatest passing play of the time — to rapidly turn what was a Georgia drive upheld on its own 1-yard line into one with genuine commitment. McIntosh transformed that commitment into focusing on the exceptional next play, pushing forward to cross the objective line for a 2-yard score.
McIntosh’s surging score put Georgia up 30-7 with 13:45 to go in the game. McIntosh finished the game with 12 conveys for 86 yards and 1 score and 2 gatherings for 96 yards.
Following a major turnover on downs constrained by the Bulldogs’ protection, Kendall Milton got in on the good times.
Milton took the main convey of the drive for 5 yards then got through incredibly with his second by tracking down an opening and taking off past all suitable protectors en route to a 44-yard score. Milton’s score made a 30-point challenge with 11:13 to go in the game.