Social media gushes over D’Andre Swift, calls out Notre Dame ‘injuries’
When College GameDay visits and you’re the most-watched college football game of the season, there are going to be a lot of people talking about your game. And that’s certainly the case after Georgia’s 23-17 win over Notre Dame.
There were a number of things that had fans and media types buzzing after the game. From a player perspective, D’Andre Swift’s incredible hurdle had everyone in awe of his athleticism and ability. Swift finished the game with 98 rushing yards and a touchdown.
D’Andre Swift has bounce 🛫
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2019
This won’t show up on D’Andre Swifts highlights reel, but making these 3 defenders miss here is just filthy. pic.twitter.com/q81fXO0MyW
— CommishMaGriff (@CommishMaGriff) September 22, 2019
D’Andre Swift: best RB in College Football pic.twitter.com/rUyM3zBQZD
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) September 22, 2019
Most exciting RB in the country. Just electric moves.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 22, 2019
D’Andre Swift hit Ypic.twitter.com/9YN5QcrJqM
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 22, 2019
D'Andre Swift leaping a gold helmet.
That'll be the photo every dad wants in the home office this holiday season.
— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) September 22, 2019
While Swift never broke a big run —his longest carry on the night went for 15 yards — his physical running style really pleased Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
“He’s a physical dude. He played with passion, the heart and courage of a champion,” Smart said. “He took some ownership of the team. He had just as much of an impact on our sideline talking to people as he did carrying the ball.”
One of the other major talking points from the game was how Notre Dame went about trying to slow down Georgia’s offense. When the Bulldogs tried to go uptempo during the game, a Notre Dame defender would seem to go down with an injury that stopped the flow of the game.
And Twitter detectives seemed to notice that this may have been intentional on Notre Dame’s part.
Notre Dame really our here blatantly faking injuries but who’s surprised?
— Barstool UGA (@ugabarstool) September 22, 2019
Check the Notre Dame “injury” here. So many of these going on… pic.twitter.com/E51TY0cF2a
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) September 22, 2019
Thoughts and prayers go out to Notre Dame after this brutal injury pic.twitter.com/Wwx9bsqXva
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 22, 2019
— Spencer Smith 🇺🇸🇰🇪 (@BroSpencer) September 22, 2019
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was asked about it in postgame. After initially giving a no comment, Fromm gave a deeper answer on what he thought was happening.
“I don’t really know what was going on,” Fromm said in a frustrated tone. “We were trying to play football and try and play fast and they wouldn’t less us.”
Georgia fans heavily booed when it became fairly clear that Notre Dame players were trying to slow down the Georgia offense.
But the Georgia fans also seemed to make a difference during the game. Notre Dame had 6 false start penalties in the game. In the third quarter, Notre Dame had to burn two timeouts because it could not get a snap off due to the disruptive Georgia crowd. Those proved to be costly later in the game as Notre Dame mounted a comeback.
And whether you were watching the game on television or in the stadium you could tell that the atmosphere was something special in Sanford Stadium.
Georgia fans are ROCKING!
That's five false starts this game. Notre Dame forced to burn its second timeout of the half. Could be big in a close game like this.
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) September 22, 2019
I just can’t imagine an NFL-only fan tuning into Notre Dame-Georgia, seeing the crowd and atmosphere and thinking “meh, not for me”.
— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) September 22, 2019
Georgia crowd has definitely played a factor. ND several false starts, four now?
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 22, 2019
Shout out to the Georgia fan who made sure someone was at College Game day for the big game against Notre Dame tonight. pic.twitter.com/yJofTvpPrB
— ZackJamesCole (@ZackJamesCole) September 21, 2019
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 22, 2019
I now have one regret in life. Not attending the University of #Georgia. I’m sold. I’m now officially declaring myself a #UGA fan for life. That was the most exciting atmosphere I’ve ever been in. Not even close. Felt like it was non-stop moments like this all night #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/rXgLWBp1EI
— Ben Palmer ⚔️ (@CoachBenPalmer) September 22, 2019
But Georgia fans also earned some national acclaim for how they treated Notre Dame fans. Georgia fans gave the Fighting Irish a round of applause as they walked off the field after the 23-17 Georgia win.
Georgia fans showed some love to Notre Dame as the Irish walked off the field 👏
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 22, 2019
Georgia fans have been first class so far. pic.twitter.com/zbpxh07xsM
— Bryan Driskell (@BGI_CoachD) September 21, 2019
And a number of Georgia football players and recruits took notice of the effort put forth by the crowd on Saturday night.
Great team win last night🖤 Couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere thank you to the fans and Go Dawgs💃
— Isaiah Wilson ⚡️ (@_LayZay_) September 22, 2019
Great team win tonight thank you to the best fan in college football for your support ❤️💯
— Justin Shaffer™ (@ShafferJustin54) September 22, 2019
— Divaad "Newt" Wilson #LLP (@NikemanNewt) September 22, 2019
Best fans in the country ! 🐶❤️ #GoDawgs Great team win.
— Kearis Jackson (@king_kearis) September 22, 2019
— Rodrigo Blankenship (@RodTheKicker3) September 22, 2019
— EJ (@ejsmith_22) September 22, 2019
Georgia fans will have to wait a little while to get back ‘Between the Hedges.’ Georgia’s next home game isn’t until Oct. 12, as the Bulldogs welcome South Carolina to Athens. The Bulldogs have an off week next weekend and then visit Tennessee on Oct. 5.
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