Both Georgia and Vanderbilt kicked off the new season last night, in what would be the only SEC matchup in week 1. Georgia came into the game huge favorites, and showed exactly why.
Hot Start For The Bulldogs
Georgia got the ball first, and wasted no time showing the college football world just how dominant they can be. They only ran 8 plays on their first drive of the game, the last one being a touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Fromm to Demetris Robertson. Georgia’s defense also got off to a hot start, only allowing one first down on the first Vanderbilt possession. The bulldogs then went 90 yards on their next drive, ending with an 18 yard touchdown run by James Cook. Fromm got to show his arm off on this drive, as he went 3/4 for 41 yards. The second Vanderbilt drive ended much like the first one, with a punt. The Bulldogs scored yet again on their third drive of the game, with the biggest play of the drive being a 36 yard catch by Lawrence Cager. They finished the drive off with a 1 yard touchdown run by Brian Herrien, giving the bulldog a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Vanderbilt was able to put points on the board before halftime, connecting on two field goals on their final two drives of the half.
Can Vanderbilt keep the momentum going?
Vanderbilt seemed to have created some momentum before halftime, but they could not capitalize on opportunities. The defense finally came up with a group of stops, as Georgia scored just three points in the third. Vanderbilt’s offense just could not get anything going. Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made all three field goal attempts in the second half, including a 50 yarder. Georgia held Vanderbilt scoreless the entire second half, as the bulldogs gained a 30-6 victory over the Commadores.
Player Of The Game:
Georgia running back De’Andre Swift earns our player of the game after looking unstoppable all night. He had 147 rushing yards on only 16 carries, averaging just over 9.2 yards per carry.
What’s next for both teams?
Georgia gets their home opener next week, as they host Murray State next weekend. Vanderbilt has a much more favorable matchup next weekend as they travel to Indiana to take on Purdue.