GEORGIA 10, Nicholls 7
- Georgia closed as a 53-point favorite over Nicholls, signifying the most favored the Bulldogs have ever been over an opponent since reliable point spreads were introduced during the early to mid-1960s. Before today, the most Georgia had been favored was 49½ points (vs. Southern, 2015) since point spreads were routinely established for FBS vs. FCS games beginning in 2008.
- Nicholls is Georgia’s 18th Division I-AA/FCS opponent since NCAA Division I football split into two subdivisions in the late 1970s. In their previous games against non-IA foes, the Bulldogs are a perfect 17-0, outscoring the opposition by an average score of 45.5 to 10.4.
- Jacob Eason, who completed 9 of 14 passes for 123 yards in the first half, became the sixth true freshman Georgia quarterback in the modern era to start a game. Eason follows John Rauch (started 1st game of 1945 season), Joe Dupree (11th game of 1990), Eric Zeier (5th game of 1991), Quincy Carter (1st game of 1998), and Matthew Stafford (3rd game of 2006).
- After rushing for 118 yards on 22 carries in the first half last week vs. UNC, Nick Chubb was limited to 17 yards on 9 carries against Nicholls through two quarters. Chubb, who entered the game having lost only two fumbles in 366 career touches as a Bulldog, also lost a fumble in the second quarter, leading to a Nicholls touchdown.
- After averaging 5.6 yards per rush vs. UNC last week, Georgia has averaged only 3.8 yards per carry against the Colonels.
- Early in the first quarter, sophomore cornerback Juwuan Briscoe made a spectacular one-handed interception, marking not only his first career interception at Georgia, but also the Bulldogs’ first forced turnover of the season. Later, Dominick Sanders corralled an errant Nicholls pass—the 10th interception of the junior safety’s career.