Georgia Football stays unbeaten with win over Vanderbilt

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Georgia Football won its sixth game of the season when it defeated Vanderbilt 41-13.

Despite a fair bit of complaining from fans early on, the Georgia Football team rolled to 6-0 relatively easily tonight. Taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Dawgs got off to a relatively slow start before finding their groove and once again sitting all of their starters for the entire fourth quarter.

Georgia fell behind for the first time this season in the first quarter. They allowed Vanderbilt to move the ball pretty easily on their defense although they held them to a field goal early on. After going down 3-0, the Dawgs didn’t look back. They immediately scored on a 75 yard Jake Fromm throw to Terry Godwin.

After that, the sides exchanged punts before Vanderbilt drove 81 yards into UGAs red zone only to be stopped going for a 4th down. UGA marched right down the field and scored their second TD of the game on a 24-yard run by Elijah Holyfield. Once again, Vanderbilt drove down the field but had to settle for a field goal. The Dawgs then had a drive of their own and quickly scored before halftime with a D’Andre Swift catch and run. They then entered the half up 21-6.

When the second half arrived, Georgia was completely in control. They mounted an 8-play drive to score a touchdown and make it a 22 point lead to start the half. After that, they scored another touchdown and two field goals on their next three drives to essentially ice the game.

Having given up more than 200 yards in the first half on defense, the dawgs shut up shop in the second. On their first four drives of the second half, Vanderbilt only accounted for 44 yards of offense. They averaged less than two minute a drive as the Dawgs took the game away from them on both sides of the ball.

Vanderbilt scored an elusive touchdown at the every end of the game. Their starters, except QB Kyle Shurmur, scored with 14 seconds left against UGA’s third unit. Despite that, you could tell that Kirby Smart wasn’t happy. He never is when points are given up.

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Overall it was a better performance than the past couple of games. Jake Fromm looked very impressive and Georgia was able to overcome several injuries and get a big win. There’s still a lot of work to do with the Dawgs heading to a wounded LSU next week. Still, there were some positive signs of what this team could be as the season goes on.