Just as Nate McBride beat scrappy techster Tariq Carpenter on every kickoff, the Bulldogs dispatched their in-state rival to pull ahead by 3,823 games in the bitter series.
“In the first two quarters, the Bulldogs got points on a 1-yard run by Nick Chubb, a 21-yard pass from Fromm to ace senior receiver Javon Wims and Rodrigo Blankenship’s 37-yard field goal on the last play of the half, which came after Tech’s only score … a 10-yard pass from TaQuon Marshall to a surprisingly wide-open Ricky Jeune in the right corner of the end zone. Taking over at their own 30 with just 42 seconds remaining, Fromm’s passing quickly took Georgia 50 yards down to the Tech 20-yard line, from where Blankenship split the uprights as the halftime buzzer sounded to account for the 17-7 lead at intermission.
The Bulldogs then completely dominated the final two quarters, adding insult to the Yellow Jackets’ injury. Georgia’s three second-half touchdowns came on a 4-yard run by Sony Michel, which was set up by Fromm’s 39-yard strike to Mecole Hardman, a 2-yard run by freshman D’Andre Swift when he brought back memories of Herschel Walker by going over the top and flipping into the Tech end zone and, finally, a 78-yard bomb from Fromm to junior college transfer Ahkil Crumpton, who raced the distance down the left sidelines after eluding a Jacket defender.”
Murray Poole’s full game report is here:
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