ATHENS, Ga- The no. 2 Bulldogs lead the no. 8 Razorbacks 24-0 in front of a sold-out crowd at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium and an ESPN audience.
Stetson Bennett gets the start at quarterback for the Bulldogs in place of the injured JT Daniels and finishes the half 4-7 for 54-yards. James Cook leads the team in rushing yards with 62 on just 7-carries. Zamir White also added 43 rushing-yards and a rushing-touchdown.
Jordan Davis pitched in a sack for the defense as the defense forced Arkansas into 4 three-and-outs on their 5 drives. Four Bulldog defenders are tied for the lead in tackles with 3 at the half as the defense has pitched a dominant first half effort.
The Bulldogs receive the ball first and march down the field to score a touchdown on their opening drive for the 4th-straight week following a 3-yard rush by Zamir White. Georgia amassed 75-yards on 9-plays on the drive to go up 7-0. This would be the first points the Arkansas defense has given up in the first quarter this season.
Arkansas is forced to punt on their opening drive following a 3-and-out that went backwards 14-yards following back-to-back false start penalties and a sack. After converting a fourth down, Stetson Bennett connects with Kenny McIntosh down the sideline for 27-yards to set the Bulldogs up with first and goal. Kendall Milton would later punch it in for his first career rushing touchdown to increase the Georgia lead to 14-0.
The Georgia defenses forces Arkansas to punt out of their endzone for the second-straight drive. Dan Jackson blocks the punt and Zamir White recovers it in the endzone for his second touchdown of the day to give the Bulldogs a 21-0 first quarter lead.
The Razorbacks third-drive of the day proves more successful as they were able to move the ball 55-yards following a 22-yard pass to Raheim Sanders and several successful rushes. The drive would ultimately stall following a missed 37-yard field goal by Razorback kicker Cam Little.
The third-drive of the day for the Bulldog offense would end in a 46-yard field goal by kicker Jake Podlesny to push the lead to 24-0 halfway through the second quarter. The 9-play 51-yard drive featured several good rushes by running back James Cook including a 24-yard rush to get Georgia into Arkansas territory.
Georgia and Arkansas trade 3-and-outs allowing the Bulldogs to get the ball with just over 2-minutes in the half. The Bulldogs run out the clock to end the half.