Good day, UGA. Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the relevant UGA football news and takes every Monday through Friday. Today, we look back at the win over South Carolina and thank the heavens that Nick Chubb is back in full effect.
- We begin with Chip Towers’ recap of the Bulldogs’ 28-14 win against South Carolina on Sunday.
- Battling the wind all afternoon is one reason for Jacob Eason’s struggles against the Gamecocks. It was by far his worst game in a Georgia uniform.
- Kirby Smart discusses Georgia’s “debacle” at the end of the first half, and his decision not to challenge a possible Quincy Mauger interception late in the game.
- Terry Godwin scored a touchdown on an onside kick to give Georgia its final points of the game, but Smart wasn’t exactly happy about Godwin’s decision to take it to the house.
- Georgia now has a short week ahead of Vanderbilt.
- Check out all the photos from Georgia’s win.
- SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner looks at T.J. Holloman’s rescinded targeting call as an example of how refs are getting the targeting protocol correct.
- The Macon Telegraph talked to some fans who made it out to the game despite the crazy schedule.
- Gene Sapakoff at The Post and Courier says you have Steve Spurrier to thank for South Carolina’s lackluster play at skill positions.
When you run the dang ball and win
- Nick Chubb — After bad outings in Weeks 2 and 3, an injury in Week 4 and only one carry in Week 5, it’s safe to say Chubb finally looks like he’s back to his old self. He finished with 121 yards, and his 2 first-half touchdowns gave Georgia a strong early lead.
- Sony Michel — Michel was the game’s leading rusher with 133 yards. It was his first 100-yard game of the season.
- Brian Herrien — Herrien rushed for 82 yards, but bested both Michel and Chubb in yards per carry with 9.1. It’s looking clearer every week that Herrien is UGA’s tailback of the future.
- Malkom Parrish — Parrish has been Georgia’s best defender in coverage this season, and that continued against South Carolina. In the win, he high-pointed the ball to intercept Perry Orth, and also had three passes defended.
- Davin Bellamy – Georgia’s front seven stepped up for the first time this season, recording 5 sacks against the Gamecocks. (It only had 6 in the first five games.) But Bellamy gets the nod from this group because he contributed the most on Sunday, finishing with 1.5 sacks to his name.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 9, 2016
Onside kick? NOPE
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 9, 2016
As someone who lived under the tyranny of Mark Richt football for 15 years: I literally cannot believe we took advantage of an onside kick
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 9, 2016
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) October 9, 2016
GA's 29 pass yards fewest in a game in more than quarter-century: 28 yards in 33-10 loss at Auburn in '90. More so, this one results in "W"
— Patrick Garbin (@PGarbinDT) October 9, 2016
Smart said sophomores telling guys to run off the field in between sets in practice shocked him and made him happy win or lose the game #UGA
— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) October 9, 2016
Dawgs in the NFL
- Todd Gurley rushed 23 times for 72 yards and a touchdown as the Rams lost 30-19 at the hands of the Bills. Alec Ogletree was the second-leading tackler on the L.A. defense, contributing 6, including a tackle for loss.
- A.J. Green caught 4 passes for 50 yards at the Bengals lost 28-14 to the Cowboys. Shawn Williams had 3 tackles for the Bengals.
- Jarvis Jones had 3 tackles, 2 QB hits and a pass defensed in the Steelers’ 31-13 win over the Jets.
- Malcolm Mitchell caught 2 passes for 7 yards as Tom Brady returned and led the Patriots to a 33-13 win over the Browns.
- Blair Walsh made a 19-yard field goal and 4 extra points in the Vikings’ 33-13 win against the Texans. Akeem Dent and Corey Moore added 1 and 2 tackles, respectively, for Houston.
- Georgia soccer secured its first SEC win of the season by beating LSU 3-0 in Athens on Sunday. Next up is a trip to Tuscaloosa, where the Bulldogs play Alabama on Thursday.
- The volleyball team also won its first SEC match of the season this weekend by beating USC on Friday, but lost to 3-0 to LSU on Sunday.
- Sophomore tennis player Emil Reinberg won the main draw finals in singles and doubles at the 2016 Georgia Tech Fall Invitational on Sunday.
- The No. 2 Georgia equestrian team suffered a 9-8 loss to No. 8 South Carolina on Sunday.
This good dog just wants to be part of the team, and it should have definitely let the dog be part of the team. I mean, just look at this nut.