Georgia football: Players of the game from the win over UMass

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Georgia football defeated Massachusetts 66-27 this past Saturday with what may be a school record for most players used in one game.

This week’s list of MVP’s looks a lot different from previous weeks. That’s because Georgia football didn’t need Jake Fromm, D’Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield or any of the other usual stars to shine. The second and third string players did just fine in leading Georgia to a 66-27 win over the UMass Minutemen.

Justin Fields

With Fromm only playing three series’, Justin Fields was the man behind center for most of the game. He showed what kind of superstar he has the potential of being with 100 yards rushing and 121 yards passing on five completions and eight attempts. He also accounted for three touchdowns, two passing and one receiving.

Fields managed the offense very well, the Bulldogs never had to punt. His biggest highlights of the game were a 47-yard-run in the first half, and a 57-yard bomb to Mecole Hardman for a touchdown. 2018 might be Fromm’s year, but Fields showed that he will get more and more playing time as his career rolls on.

Tyler Simmons

Before this past Saturday, Tyler Simmons was only known for being wrongfully called offsides when he blocked a punt in the National Championship Game. That changed Saturday when Simmons broke off a few huge plays, including two touchdowns.

On Georgia’s first drive, Simmons took an end around 49 yards to the house. He later ended Fromm’s day with a 71-yard touchdown catch. On both plays, Simmons showed off blazing speed that he hadn’t yet shown before, besides on his blocked punt.

Tyler Simmons was onsides.

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James Cook

If you didn’t already know, James Cook is going to be a star in the future. He finally got his chance to show off in Sanford Stadium with five touches for 133 total yards with two touchdowns. On the ground, he had three carries for 76 yards, including touchdowns of 26 and 27 yards. He also caught one pass for 23 yards and returned a kickoff for 34 yards. He would have gained even more yards, but his last touchdown gave Georgia 66 points and Kirby Smart decided it was time to use the fifth, sixth and seventh string running backs.