What Georgia football fans are saying on social media after beating Murray State
The Georgia football team picked up a 63-17 win over Murray State on Saturday. And a number of Georgia football fans were buzzing about some of the many highlights on social media.
The most talked-about player on Saturday was freshman wide receiver George Pickens. He had a one-handed catch, a diving catch and a touchdown catch. He ended up leading Georgia in receiving as his four catches and 78 yards was a team-high on Saturday.
CFB World, meet true freshman George Pickens. pic.twitter.com/yLJKGFbHtK
— All College Football (@allcfb_) September 7, 2019
George. Pickens. That’s it, that’s the tweet pic.twitter.com/FKlXYHu9eh
— Austin (2-0🐶) (@Aus_Beastly) September 7, 2019
Nolan Smith and George Pickens are quickly becoming my favorite players.
Both always come to play.
Both show passion no matter what.
Both are the most freakish athletes you’ll find.
Both are 5 star TRUE freshman that you’ll see for at least THREE more years.
— blakejmorgan (@bIakejmorgan) September 7, 2019
George Pickens is going to be a problem for some folks around the SEC.
Lord have mercy. #UGA
— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) September 7, 2019
George Pickens > and the Dude that went to Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/boIOy39smC
— Evil Glenn Schumann (@EvilMelTucker) September 7, 2019
👀👀👀👀 GOOOOOODNESS https://t.co/3asqwntdAs
— DjShockley (@DjShockley3) September 7, 2019
As I been saying, George Pickens is the real deal @UGAAthletics
— TE Wr Academy (@TEwracademy) September 7, 2019
When Georgia coach Kirby Smart was asked about Pickens after the game though, what the Georgia head coach the most was actually his blocking effort.
“He’s starting to become an overall player,” Smart said. “Probably the most impressive thing he did today was a block on D’Andre Swift’s long run. He did a great job of going down and digging the safety out which sprung Swift. When you can do that to me as a freshman, that’s more impressive to me than diving and catching a ball.”
It was also a big day for Georgia fans who were waiting to see redshirt freshman Zamir White make his home debut. After missing the entire 2018 season with an ACL injury, White scored his first career touchdown on Saturday while also leading Georgia in rushing with his 8 carries going for 72 yards.
When White first stepped on the field, he was met with a loud number of Zeeeeeeuuuusss cheers, which is probably going to be the case for the rest of the season. White is easily one of the most popular players on the team.
— HRKK (Hiro Katsuki) (@KatsukiFB) September 7, 2019
A lot of career firsts today for the Dawgs:
1st career TD for George Pickens
1st career TD for Zamir White
1sr career TD pass & TD run for Stetson Bennett
1st career TD for Dominick Blaylock
1st career sack for Nolan Smith
1st career INT for Latavious Brini#DawgsOnTop 🐶💯
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) September 7, 2019
#Dawgs Nice to see Zamir White get a hug from UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson, who has been there for both of Zeus’ ACL surgeries and recovery!
💯🐶🏈 #GoDawgs #Zeuuuuuus pic.twitter.com/DjO4lrlErZ
— GATA Dawgs (@BassinDawg) September 8, 2019
TOUCHDOWN Zamir White!!! a 6-yard run.
The 'ZEUUUUUUUUUUUUSE' chants can be heard from Athens to Laurinburg, North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/SOKTyzxJdh
— 960 The Ref (@960theref) September 7, 2019
“Amazing, I was glad to see him get his first touchdown, he was happy, we were all happy for the young man,” running back D’Andre Swift said of White. “I told him that’s one of many. He was like, ‘I scored!” I said, ‘I told you that you were going to score, there’s many more to come.’”
With the Murray State win also being the first game of the season in Sanford Stadium, many Georgia fans were ecstatic to be back in the friendly confines and cheer on the Bulldogs.
— UGA (@universityofga) September 7, 2019
— William Huang (@williamthuang88) September 8, 2019
— Just June (@MissJitter) September 8, 2019
Why….Hello, new Dooley Field sign. That's a view inside Sanford Stadium at night that we haven't seen before. pic.twitter.com/4FkwwhPhmT
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) September 8, 2019
— Tate Ratledge (@tateratledge22) September 7, 2019
Following the win, a number of Georgia players also took to social media to thank all those that came out to the team’s first home game of the season.
— Zamir White (@zeus1_34) September 8, 2019
Great team win and thank you to all the fans who helped make it so special ❤️ #GoDawgs
— Isaiah Wilson ⚡️ (@_LayZay_) September 8, 2019
Great team win thanks to all the fans who came out and help us with a great win ❤️💯
— Justin Shaffer™ (@ShafferJustin54) September 8, 2019
Great team win!! #GoDawgs
— Malik Herring (@HerringMalik) September 8, 2019
— Rodrigo Blankenship (@RodTheKicker3) September 6, 2019
The Bulldogs return to Sanford Stadium next Saturday, as Georgia hosts the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff and will air on either ESPN or ESPN2.
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