It is not very often that a top-ten matchup in the SEC is selected for a noon kickoff and a week later made the destination for this weekend’s College Gameday, which is usually selected based on one of the most marquee matchups in college football each individual weekend.
That is how you could sum up the weekend for Georgia as they take on the number eight ranked Arkansas Razorbacks inside Sanford Stadium at noon eastern time. Arkansas comes into the matchup with the most momentum they’ve had since the 2003 season where the hogs started 4-0, the same record they have now.
Under the leadership of Sam Pittman, the former Georgia offensive line coach, the fortunes of the Arkansas program is in the midst of complete 180 from two years ago. Pittman’s Razorbacks are fresh off a win over Texas A&M in AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, last week.
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- QB JT Daniels (Lat) - Questionable
- WR George Pickens (Knee) - OUT
- WR Dominick Blaylock (Hamstring) - Limited
- Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (Ankle) - Questionable
- DL Julian Rochester (Knee) - OUT
- TE Darnell Washington (Foot) - Limited
- DB Tykee Smith (Foot) - Limited
- WR Arian Smith (Shin/calf) - Questionable
- LB, Rian Davis (Quad) - OUT
- DB, Jalen Kimber (Shoulder) - OUT
Stetson Bennett was announced as the starter for this game, following a week of rumors that JT Daniels is continuing to deal with a lingering muscle strain. Bennett came into the game in last year's season opener against the Razorbacks, and lead the team back to win the game.
It was a clean sweep for the Dawgs in the picks section of College Gameday, live from Sanford Stadium. The whole crew picked the Dawgs to win.
Arkansas won the toss and deferred to the second half, the Dawgs will start on on offense on their own 25.
(7-0 10:46) The Dawgs march down the field on the opening drive, and capped it off with a 3-yard Zamir White run for a touchdown.
(7-0 9:32) Consecutive false start penalties for the Razorbacks, and Devontae Wyatt sack on the three yard line set up an Arkansas punt from their own endzone. A block in the back on the return gave the Dawgs the ball on their own 44 yard line.
(14-0 4:34) The Dawgs went for it on 4th and 1 on the Arkansas 36-yardline, and a powerful run by Zamir White picked up the first down. Kendell Milton would go on to punch it in from the 1-yard line for his first touchdown of the season.
(21-0 2:19) A three and out by the Dawgs led to another Arkansas punt from the endzone. Dan Jackson blocked the punt and Zamir White recovered the ball for a touchdown.
(21-0 12:17) Arkansas was able to drive the ball, but the Georgia defense was able to bow up and force a 38-yard field goal attempt for the Razorbacks. The field goal was no good.
(24-0 7:38) Podlesny knocks in a 46-yard field goal after the Dawgs stall out on the Arkansas 29 yard line.
(24-0 5:45) An excellent open field tackle by Derion Kendrick forced another 3-and-out for the Dawgs defense. The Georgia offense will start back on the 28-yard line.
(24-0 3:45) The Dawg's offense punts for the first time today. A tackle for a loss on 1st down got them behind schedule and the Dawgs were unable to convert on 3rd down.
(24-0 2:25) Latavious Brini breaks up a pass on third down, to force yet another three and out for the Georgia defense.
(24-0 0:00) Stetson Bennett picked up a 1st down with his legs which allowed Georgia to run out the clock to head into halftime
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(24-0 14:41) Lewis Cine made an athletic play on 2nd down to break up a pass intended for Treylon Burke. The Dawgs would get pressure on 3rd down to force an incompletion and another 3 and out.
(27-0 10:05) Georgia's offense got back going and moved ran the ball well in their opening possession of second half. They got stopped on the Arkansas 13 to set up a 30-yard Podlesny field goal.
(27-0 8:13) A Nakobe Dean sack on second down set up 3rd and 16 that the Razorbacks were unable to complete. The resulting punt and return gave the Dawgs the ball on their own 20 yard line.
(27-0 6:14) A Ladd McConkey completion came up just short on a 3rd and 6. A penalty on the punt formation gave Arkansas on the ball at their 37.
(27-0 3:02) Another Nakobe Dean sack on second down set up a 3rd and long that that the Razorbacks were unable to convert. Dawgs offense will take the field on the 9.
(27-0 0:00) The Dawgs head into the fourth quarter up 27-0 and driving.
(34-0 12:12) The Dawgs got it down on the ground to end this drive with multiple long runs, capped off by a 15 yard touch down run from Zamir White.
(34-0 10:35) Arkansas made a change at quarterback substituting Malik Hornsby for KJ Jefferson. This didn't prevent from Adam Anderson recording his 4th sack of the season on 3rd down to force a three and out.
(37-0 3:46) Georgia kept it for the ground for the majority of this drive, and it paid dividends. Georgia was able to take of almost 7 minutes off the clock, and tack on an additional three points with a 37-yard Podlesny field goal.
(37-0 0:00) Georgia's 2nd team defense is able to hold on to seal the shutout for the Dawgs as time expires.
End of Game
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