SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jacob Eason is in the house and will be watching in person as the Georgia Bulldogs take on Notre Dame Saturday night (7:30 p.m., NBC).
Eason was using a crutch to get around on his right leg, after spraining a ligament in his knee in the first quarter of Georgia’s win over Appalachian State last week.
Kirby Smart had said earlier in the week that Eason may make the trip despite his injury. There is no 70-man limit for the travel roster, as there is for SEC games, so Georgia can basically take as many people as can fit on the plane. Or planes. And Eason’s injury apparently is not considered serious enough that he could not be with the team.
There may be a sentimental reason for Eason making the trip: His father Tony played wide receiver at Notre Dame.
The sophomore Eason accompanied the Bulldogs to Notre Dame Stadium on the team bus and took part in the “Dawg Walk” before the game. He was quickly followed by his replacement and Saturday starter — freshman QB Jake Fromm.