Final Stats and Participation Report: Georgia 31 Mississippi State 03

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Final Stats and Participation Report: Georgia 31 Mississippi State 03

Jake Fromm (11) receives the snap and drops back to pass - UGA vs. Mississippi State - Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Jake Fromm (11) receives the snap and drops back to pass
– UGA vs. Mississippi State –
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

 
 
It was an East versus West SEC showdown between the hedges at Sanford Stadium on Saturday night in Athens where Georgia hosted Mississippi State, and it did not take long for the Bulldogs in red and black to assert their dominance.

 
On the first offensive play of the game for UGA, Offensive Coordinator called a “flea-flicker” play where Jake Fromm took the snap, handed off to tailback Nick Chubb, and Chubb flipped the ball back to Fromm. The true freshman quarterback then found a wide-open Terry Godwin for a 59-yard touchdown pass. Georgia never looked back as they rolled up 404 yards of total offense and 31 points on Mississippi State. Meanwhile, the Georgia defense continues to dominate and held State in check most of the night. The Starkville Bulldogs could only manage 3 points off of three trips into the red zone, and their potent rushing offense, which had been averaging 298 yards per game, was held to 177.
 
 
Georgia continues to run the ball via committee as Nick Chubb gained 81 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 carries, D’Andre Swift had 69 yards on 10 carries, Sony Michel toted the rock 7 times for 32 yards, and Brian Herrien got 9 carries for 26 yards on the night. As a team, UGA rushed for over 200 yards again on the ground for a net total of 203.
 
 

Georgia runningback D'Andre Swift (7) is "horse collared" by Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis (10) - UGA vs. Mississippi State -  Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Georgia runningback D’Andre Swift (7) is “horse collared” by Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis (10)
– UGA vs. Mississippi State –
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

 
 
Jake Fromm was efficient passing the ball, going 9-of-12 for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns, but most importantly, he did not turn the ball over. The Classic City Dogs weren’t perfect in the turnover department, however, as D’Andre Swift did lose a fumble after Fromm completed an 8-yard pass to the freshman tailback in the second quarter. The call was questionable as his knee appeared to be down before he lost the ball, but officials did not overturn the call on the field as there was not enough evidence after reviewing the play via replay. That would be Georgia’s only turnover on the night, though.
 
 
And the Georgia D would help out the offense in that regard by not allowing Miss State offense to capitalize on the turnover. In fact, UGA’s defense would cause Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to throw two interceptions during the course of the game with Deandre Baker picking off the first one in the third quarter and senior safety Dominick Sanders would follow suit on State’s next offensive series with an interception of his own, marking his 13th pick of his career.
 
 
Redshirt sophomore defensive back J.R. Reed continues to impress and led the team in tackles with 10 on the night. He also had 3 pass breakups. Roquan Smith was the second leading tackler again with 8. Georgia was not able to sack Fitzgerald but did affect him with pressure and hits. Like a heavyweight boxing match, those body blows added up.
 
 
Special teams were again phenomenal for Georgia as Rodrigo Blankenship was perfect on kickoffs with all six into the end zone for touchbacks. The redshirt sophomore kicker also booted a 49-yard field goal and was a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs. Cameron Nizialek punted the ball four times for an average of 45.4 yards per kick and had a long of 54. None of Georgia’s punts were returned by Mississippi State.
 
 
Here are the complete final stats from the UGA-Mississippi State game along with the participation report.
 
 

Team Statistics
Statistic MS UGA
FIRST DOWNS
Total 15 15
Rushing 10 7
Passing 5 7
Penalty 0 1
RUSHING
Total (Net) 177 203
Attempts 37 42
Avg. Per Rush 4.8 4.8
Rushing TDs 0 2
Yds. Gained 179 213
Yds. Lost 2 10
PASSING
Total (Net) 103 201
Comp.-Att.-Int. 15332 9120
Avg. / Att. 3.1 16.8
Avg. / Comp. 6.9 22.3
TDs 0 2
TOTAL OFFENSE
Yards 280 404
Plays 70 54
Avg. / Play 4.0 7.5
Fumbles – Lost 00 11
Penalties – Yds. 435 435
PUNTING
Punts – Yds. 7315 4182
Avg. / Punt 45.0 45.5
Inside 20 4 1
50+ Yds. 3 1
Touchbacks 1 0
Fair Catch 4 3
KICKOFFS
Total – Yds. 2130 6390
Avg. Yds. / Kickoff 65.0 65.0
Touchbacks 1 6
RETURNS
Punt: Total – Yds. – TDs 0-0-0 1–3-0
Punt: Avg. / Return 0 -3.0
Kickoff: Total – Yds. – TDs 0-0-0 1-25-0
Kickoff: Avg. / Return 0 25.0
INT: Total – Yds. – TDs 0-0-0 2-37-0
Fumble: Total – Yds. – TDs 0-0-0 0-0-0
MISCELLANEOUS
Misc. Yards 0 0
Poss. Time 28:41 31:19
3rd. Down Conv. 6 of 16 5 of 11
4th. Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone: Scores – Chances 13 11
Sacks: Total – Yds. 00 00
PAT: Total – Made 0-0 4-4
Field Goals: Total – Made 11 11

 

Offensive Stats

MS – Passing
Player Cmp Att. Yds. TD INT Long Sack
Fitzgerald,Nick 14 29 83 0 2 21 0
Keytaon Thompson 1 4 20 0 0 20 0
TOTALS 15 33 103 0 2 21 0
UGA – Passing
Player Cmp Att. Yds. TD Int. Long Sack
Jake Fromm 9 12 201 2 0 59 0
TOTALS 9 12 201 2 0 59 0
MS – Rushing
Player Att. Gain Loss Net TD Lg. Avg.
Gibson,Nick 5 53 1 52 0 39 10.4
Fitzgerald,Nick 10 47 0 47 0 14 4.7
Williams,Aeris 11 24 0 24 0 5 2.2
Hill,Kylin 7 22 1 21 0 9 3.0
Keytaon Thompson 2 15 0 15 0 13 7.5
Mixon,Keith 1 11 0 11 0 11 11.0
Lee,Dontavian 1 7 0 7 0 7 7.0
TOTALS 37 179 2 177 0 39 4.8
UGA – Rushing
Player Att. Gain Loss Net TD Lg. Avg.
Nick Chubb 15 83 2 81 2 28 5.4
D’Andre Swift 10 72 3 69 0 20 6.9
Sony Michel 7 32 0 32 0 8 4.6
Brian Herrien 9 26 5 21 0 7 2.3
Jake Fromm 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTALS 42 213 10 203 2 28 4.8
MS – Receiving
Player Rec. Yds. TD Long
Thomas,Deddrick 2 41 0 21
Jackson,Jesse 2 15 0 12
Gray,Donald 2 13 0 7
Williams,Aeris 5 12 0 9
Mixon,Keith 3 12 0 5
Hill,Kylin 1 10 0 10
TOTALS 15 103 0 21
UGA – Receiving
Player Rec. Yds. TD Long
Terry Godwin 2 80 1 59
Javon Wims 2 43 0 27
Isaac Nauta 1 41 1 41
Mecole Hardman 1 18 0 18
D’Andre Swift 1 8 0 8
Jackson Harris 1 8 0 8
Sony Michel 1 3 0 3
TOTALS 9 201 2 59

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Special Teams Stats

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