LIVE UPDATES: Notre Dame vs. Georgia, Open Thread/Live Blog

Brooks Austin

The game we've all been waiting on is finally here, as the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on #7 Notre Dame between the hedges at 8:00PM EST. 

Notre Dame comes to town seeking their 1,000th college football win, as Georgia looks to remain undefeated on the season and cement themselves as one of the Nation's established programs. 

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Theo Johnson, Darnell Washington, and Carson Beck 

Recruiting

It's one of the biggest recruiting weekends in Georgia history, as upwards of 50+ 4 & 5-star recruits are on visits today in Athens. Needless to say, I'd expect some commitments to come this next week. 

First Quarter

Notre Dame won the toss and elected to receive

ND's first drive is featuring a lot of misdirection plays. Certainly, a decent script put together so far for Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame offense, but they ultimately stall out, Bulldogs ball at their own 9 yard-line. 

UGA's first drive resulted in a 3 & out, backed up in their own end. 20-yard shank from Camarda, ND starts their second drive with great field position. 

A defensive battle has broken out here in the first quarter, still scoreless with just over 5 minutes left in the opening quarter. Notre Dame is certainly struggling with the crowd noise. 

Quarter ends (0-0) 

Second Quarter

Tyler Simmons muffed a punt, Notre Dame recovers inside the UGA 10-yard line. The game's first turnover, and it's a big one.

(7-0) Notre Dame scores on a 1-yd TD pass from Ian Book to TE Cole Kmet

Georgia is moving the ball methodically down the field midway through the second quarter. Yet to have a big play from the offense, but all positive plays. 

(7-7) UGA finally gets on the board behind a D'Andre Swift run from 3-yards out. a 14 play, 75-yard drive. A grinder of a series from the Dawgs offense. 

(10-7) The Irish kick a field goal with to end the half

Third Quarter

Georgia is set to receive the second-half kickoff, and after driving passed midfield and almost converting a 3rd & 16, UGA is forced to punt. 

Divaad Wilson intercepts Ian Book and returns the interception back to the Notre Dame's 22-yard line. 

(10-10) Rodrigo Blankenship ties it up after the turnover from Notre Dame. 

Notre Dame punts on it's ensuing possession. 

(13-10) Rodrigo Blankenship's second field goal of the game gives Georgia their first lead with 4:21 left in the third quarter. 

Notre Dame continues to have problems with the crowd noise, 6 false start penalties in the contest so far. 

D'Andre Swift hurdles a Notre Dame defender Knoshon Moreno style 

Fourth Quarter

Georgia begins the 4th quarter knocking on the door, just outside the Notre Dame 20 yard-line. 

(20-10) Georgia extends its fourth-quarter lead on the back of Lawrence Cager. Cager had three incredible grabs, including the touchdown. 

J.R. Reed makes an interception as Notre Dame attempts a flea-flicker. Georgia has the ball, up 20-10 with just over 11 minutes left to play. 

(23-10) Jake Fromm nearly converts a 3 & 11 with his legs, but upon further review they brought the spot back a half yard to make it a 4th & short. Blankenship drills his third FG of the contest 

(23-17) It only took Notre Dame 3:52 and 10 plays to drive 75 yards to bring the contest to within one score. 

Georgia's defense makes a final stand, despite yet another shanked punt from Camarda. DAWGS WIN!!!

Injury Report

(RT) Isaiah Wilson is dressed and looked healthy during warmups, though Cade Mays will get the start at RT

(WR) Kearis Jackson out with left-hand injury 

(QB) Dwan Mathis is not dressed out for tonight's game

(CB) Eric Stokes has left the game during Notre Dame's opening drive re-entered the game in the 4th quarter. 

(OL) Solomon Kindley is down, appears to be a lower left leg injury 

(LB) David Marshall is out with a left leg injury

Comments (89)
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Brent Wilson
Brent Wilson

What a finish. this defense is elite! plenty of secondary pieces. would’ve liked more QB pressure, but can’t complain with a win.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Good win but still plenty of work to do. Should not have had to sweat at the end like that.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Should have went for the jugular on our last drive. Oh well. A couple 1st downs will end it.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

I'm excited that we obviously made such key half time adjustments. Looks like two different football teams

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Huge play by JR Reed. He baited Book there.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

LAWRENCE CAGER!!!!!! Thank you Grad Transfer rule!

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

The Lawrence Cager drive. Touchdown Dawgs!

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

I have seen enough fake injuries to last a lifetime.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Major issues in the return game. Dom has to field that punt.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

If anyone is counting, that's 6 false starts for ND

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Simmons is having a rough game. Missed opportunity there.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Dawgs are dropping like flies. David Marshall out according to CBS

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

We can take control of this game, if we don't let penalties kill our drive.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Have yourself a ballgame Divaad

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Man Reed almost had a game changing pick 6. Would have been his 2nd TD this year.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

UGA fans certainly wanted a PI call there

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

That's a killer penalty.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Man that ball was a hot potato. Big play by the defense!

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

DIVAAD!!!!!! LETS GOOOOO

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

What's up with your boy Camarda? @brent.wilson

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

Why give the ball to MATT LANDERS on a jet sweep???

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Very disappointed in the defense on that last drive.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

We're not playing nearly as well as I thought we would. Having trouble defending short passes, particularly to the tight end. Aren't running the ball well on offense. Too many short passes and very little down field.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

That Kmet dude is eating us alive.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

14 play drive from UGA. Now, that's more like it.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

These dudes from Notre Dame can flat out tackle man

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

HUGE STOP!!!!!

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

Well shoot. Can't have that kind of muffed punt inside your own end like that

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Three false starts in the first half for Notre Dame, it's ear-shattering inside of Sanford Stadium

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Great job by Crowder to sniff out the screen.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

Tae MF'in Crowder!!!! that's your boy @Brooks Austin

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

We aren't containing the short pass as well as they are.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Can't have the holding penalties. They are drive killers.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Notre Dame is doing a much better job tackling on short passes than I anticipated.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Notre Dame is making some big-time open field tackles early.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Simmons making an impact early. Good block by Pickens.

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

Man it's great to see Simmons back out there and healthy! He's a major key player for us

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

1st down Dawgs, let's move this rock guys!

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Man he almost completed that. Should have honestly.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Man he almost completed that. Should have honestly.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Spoke to a security guard that's been working here for over 20 years, she's never heard the stadium THIS loud

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

ND to go on 4th and 2

AllThingsSports101
AllThingsSports101

Hell of an effort play there from Azeez! ND going for a 4th & 2 really early????

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Get off the field defense!

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

The crowd is making an impact. 2 false starts caused.

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Being told Stokes is in the locker room with a knee issue

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Good feild position for the Irish idk what that punt was

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Camarda with a 20 yard punt. SMH

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Blocking on that screen was not good. Here comes a Dawgs punt.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Fromm comes out throwing early. 1 passes to D Rob and a 1st down!


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