Georgia runs all over Samford for 42-14 Victory
Just as I predicted in my previous article about “Keys to Victory for the Georgia Bulldogs vs Samford”, Samford never had a chance. After predicting a 41-7 victory yesterday, my prediction was almost right on, until a TD by Samford gave them 14 points after UGA’S Coach Kirby Smart pulled his starters in start of the 4th quarter.
In a game where most sports analysts and fans predicted that Jake Fromm would be given the all clear to throw the ball all around the field, OC Jim Chaney knew better.
In the first few possessions, Chaney dialed up some running plays that resulted in very big gains and ultimately led long TD drives. Knowing that the running game was working, Chaney consistently called running plays since the Samford defense just couldn’t stop it!
On 3rd downs, Fromm was given play calls that allowed him to throw the ball that resulted in a few TD passes, courtesy of catches from Terry Godwin and Mecole Hardman. After going up 21-0, Samford ran an uptempo offense and moved down the field with quick slants that slowly picked apart Georgia’s secondary. Following a 10 play 75 yard drive, Samford scored a TD on a 9 yard pass, bringing the score to 21-7 going into halftime.
Samford opened up the 2nd half with the ball after winning the toss and on their 1st possesion, fumbled the ball, that led to another TD for Georgia. In the 2nd half, Georgia scored 21 unanswered to push their lead to 42-7. Georgia fed off their lead rusher, Nick Chubb who didn’t play the 4th quarter. Chubb ended his night with 16 carries for 131 yards and 2 TD’s. The Georgia running backs ended their night with 54 carries for a total of 284 yards. Fromm ended his night after 3 quarters with 8/13 for 165 yards and 3 TD’s.
The 4th quarter was used for the backups to get snaps and Samford was able to score another TD to put the final score at 42-14. With this victory the Georgia Bulldogs move to 3-0 season record with a huge SEC matchup with Mississippi State next week (who just beat No 12 LSU 37-7).
Look for a big showing from the Georgia Defense next week as they have a stiff test against a Mississippi State team who is looking like the 2nd best team in the SEC West.
Game time starts at 7pm on Saturday September 23rd in Athens!
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