Georgia football takes on Samford in a Week 2 college football game. Below you can find live updates, analysis, injury news as well as other news and notes that come from the game.

This will be Georgia’s first home game of the season and the first game back in Sanford Stadium after last season’s national championship.

Georgia football-Samford live updates, score, analysis

Final score, update: Georgia and Samford traded punts for the rest of the game. Mykel Williams nabbed the team’s first sack of the year and Georgia won its home debut, 33-0.

Georgia will see if its less than remarkable win today is worthy of a No. 1 ranking on Sunday following Alabama’s narrow 20-19 victory over unranked Texas.

Brock Vandagriff relieved Carson Beck at quarterback. The redshirt freshman was 0 for 1 passing with a seven-yard rush.

Fourth quarter, 11:11 update: Carson Beck entered the game at quarterback for Georgia. The sophomore led the Bulldogs into the red zone, where UGA failed to score a touchdown for the fifth time in the game. Podlesny kicked his second 25-yard field goal of the game, his fourth total field goal.

Georgia leads 33-0.

Dillon Bell flashed some shifty moves on a screen pass behind a booming Arik Gilbert block to put UGA back in the red zone. Bell has 3 receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Stetson Bennett finished the day 24 of 34 passing for 300 yards and two total touchdowns.

Georgia punted for the first time in the game on the previous drive. UGA coach Kirby Smart sent his offense out on the field for a fourth-and-one attempt before a false start caused him to swap for the punt team.

Georgia’s defense has remained dominant, allowing just two first downs in the game.

Third quarter, 10:34 update: Georgia’s drive sputtered in the red zone for the fourth time in the game. Jack Podlesny did not have the power necessary on a 54-yard field goal attempt for his first miss of the year.

Stetson Bennett was sacked for a 17-yard loss on third down to set up the long field goal attempt for Podlesny.

Darnell Washington did remind Sanford Stadium of his severe vertical advantage on the drive, high-pointing a 28-yard reception that put the Bulldogs in the red zone.

Halftime update: Georgia leads Samford 30-0, but some offensive issues in the red zone have plagued it in the first half. The Bulldogs have allowed just 59 yards of total offense and have forced two turnovers.

Ten Bulldogs have tallied receptions since losing Adonai Mitchell to an ankle injury on the first offensive play of the game. Stetson Bennett finished the first half 20-of-28 passing for 252 yards and two total touchdowns.

Kenny McIntosh, Brock Bowers, and Ladd McConkey have all provided some electricity to a muggy day in Athens with 20-plus yard receptions.

Second quarter, 0:55 update: Kenny McIntosh logged his first touchdown the game from a yard out, making it 30-0 Georgia. The running back could have driven a 4x4 through the hole the Bulldog offensive front provided him.

Javon Bullard broke up a short fourth down pass to give Georgia its third start to a drive in Samford territory. Stetson Bennett found Brock Bowers on the left seam to set UGA up at the goal line.

McIntosh, who led the Bulldogs in receiving against Oregon, leads the team again with 4 receptions for 52 yards.

Second quarter, update: Podlesny extends Georgia’s lead to 23-0 with a 26-yard field goal.

Consecutive first down receptions by Brock Bowers and Darnell Washington got the Bulldogs moving before a holding penalty set them behind the chains. Another incomplete pass in the end zone on third down set up Podlesny’s third field goal of the game. He has converted kicks from 25, 26, and 27 yards.

Georgia’s attack has stayed relatively balanced to this point with 21 passing attempts and 15 rushing attempts.

Second quarter, 8:48: Stetson Bennett finds Dillon Bell in the end zone on a 3-yard slant route to give Georgia a 20-0 lead. The touchdown reception was a career first for Bell, capping off a nine-play, 71-yard drive.

Bennett was 6-of-6 passing for 49 yards and a touchdown on the drive.

First quarter, 0:22 update: Stetson Bennett rushed for a 3-yard touchdown, his second rushing score of the season to extend Georgia’s lead to 13-0.

Bennett kickstarted the drive with a 37-yard completion to Ladd McConkey. The quarterback dodged two pass rushers, rolled to his right, and found McConkey in a “scramble drill” completion on the sideline.

First quarter, 5:43 update: Georgia’s offense fails to hit pay dirt again in the red zone and Podlesny kicks a 25-yard field goal to take a 6-0 lead.

Stetson Bennett connected with Kenny McIntosh for a 30-yard gain to take UGA to the Samford 11 yard line. The Bulldogs settled for their second field goal after a four-yard rush and two incompletions in the end zone.

Xavian Sorey recovered a fumble on the Samford 41-yard line to start the drive.

First quarter, 7:51 update: Jack Podlesny kicks a 27-yard field goal, his first of the season.

Georgia forced a three and out defensively before stalling out on the Samford five yard line on its first offensive drive. UGA tried to draw the Samford defense offside on fourth down before settling for the short kick.

Five different Bulldogs had receptions on the opening drive. Georgia leads 3-0.

3:45 p.m. update: No Nyland Green today for Georgia, look for William Poole to slide over and take more snaps at cornerback.

As for the announced starters, the offensive line once again is the same as last week. Freshman Mykel Williams was once again announced as the starting defensive end for Georgia.

No rain in the pregame, though it is overcast. A strong showing for the Georgia students who have filled out both sections so far. Not a full house yet though we are 15 minutes from the start of kickoff still.

Alabama eeked out a 20-19 win over Texas. While the Longhorns deserve credit for how they played, it would not come as a surprise to see Georgia ascend in the rankings should it beat Samford. Alabama was very unimpressive against a Texas team that was without Quinn Ewers for much of the game.

1:30 p.m. update: Kirby Smart was not happy with how the team practiced when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday. He made it clear Georgia had just had one of its worst practices of the year and wanted better of the Bulldogs.

With Georgia taking on an overmatched Samford team, it will be interesting to see how the Bulldogs play up to the standard they have become accustomed to. The Bulldogs are coming off a 49-3 Week 1 win over the Oregon Ducks.

“We talk about playing to a standard,” Smart said. “There’s a standard at Georgia. The number one thing that you do at our place is you go out on Tuesday and practice really physically if you’re going to be any good. We have some guys that didn’t bring their own juice today, and they need to do that tomorrow.”

The rain has held off for now, though the field is definitely wet after some showers last night. Looking at the radar though, it appears any rain won’t come through till around 7 p.m., which shouldn’t impact the game all that much.

Georgia also posted an updated depth chart, though there are now changes from last week’s game against Oregon.

Georgia football released its updated depth chart for the game against Samford. (Connor Riley/Dawgnation)

This will be a big opportunity for some of Georgia’s young players to get valuable reps as well. Specifically of interest will be how the young Georgia cornerbacks play, especially in light of the recent injury to Nyland Green. Daylen Everette, Jaheim Singletary and Julian Humphrey should all see plenty of snaps on Saturday.

“Every freshmen’s in a different situation because of our depth chart but they’re all similar, they’re very inconsistent,” Smart said. “There’s not a freshman out there who’s just been a model of consistency, that’s not to be expected. What is to be expected is to give great effort, great toughness, and that’s what we’re trying to get out of all our freshman.

Georgia football-Samford injury report

  • Andrew Paul (knee, out)
  • CJ Washington (neck, out)
  • Arian Smith (ankle, out)
  • Nyland Green (hamstring, doubtful)
  • CJ Smith (knee, questionable)

Georgia football-Samford game time

The Georgia football-Samford game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET start.

Georgia football-Samford TV channel

The Georgia football-Samford game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb and Alyssa Lang will call the game.

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