The S.S. Georgia launched a torpedo at the Commodores upon the opening whistle and it was a direct hit. Georgia football exploded in the first quarter against Vanderbilt and a game with a noon kick was essentially over by half past the hour.
If the saying is “good teams win, great teams cover”, what superlative do you assign to a team that covers the game spread in the first quarter?
Here is the Captain’s Log from Georgia football’s all-out assault against Vanderbilt in the 1st half:
- By land or by air: Two players scored multiple touchdowns for the Dawgs in the first half, and they did so in a similar manner. Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey each had receiving touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in the first quarter.
- Bowers opened the scoring for Georgia on a TE jet sweep, showcasing his elite speed and athleticism. He added a 25-yard TD catch on the Dawgs ensuing drive to make the score, California Dawgs 14, Commodores 0.
- JT Daniels found McConkey in the endzone from 12 yards out for his first career touchdown reception at Georgia. The career firsts didn’t end there for McConkey as he followed up on the next drive with a 24-yard touchdown scamper to put the Dawgs ahead 35-0 before the 1st quarter clock expired.
- McConkey led Georgia in receiving in the 1st half, with 4 catches for 62 yards and the score.
- Georgia’s defense continued its early season domination, drowning Vanderbilt’s offense on the way to a first half shutout.
- The Junkyard Dawgs held the Commodores to 50 yards of total offense and Christopher Smith, the hero from the victory over Clemson, corralled his second interception of the season to give the Georgia offense a short field.
- On special teams, Georgia did not punt in the 1st half, and kicker Jack Podlesny converted his lone field goal attempt, a 31-yarder to close out the first half
- Line of the Half: From former Georgia great Matt Stinchcomb, “Georgia’s offensive line is pushing Vanderbilt around like a shopping cart.”
The only suspense in the second half is whether or not Georgia can eclipse 54-points to hit the over all by itself before the final whistle sounds – Go Dawgs!