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GEORGIA 14, North Carolina 10

—After Georgia did not appear in a game for nearly 44 years whereby both participating teams wore their solid-colored jerseys (1970 vs. Georgia Tech), the Bulldogs have now done so in three of their last 20 games (2014 vs. Florida, 2015 vs. Florida, and 2016 vs. North Carolina).

—The line closed with Georgia as a 3½-point favorite over North Carolina, marking the first time in seven appearances in the Georgia Dome (since the 2002 SEC Championship Game vs. Arkansas) the Bulldogs were the favorite in the dome over their opposition.

OFFENSE

—After Georgia quarterbacks did not suffer their third sack last season until the fourth game, Bulldogs’ quarterback Greyson Lambert was sacked three times by the Tar Heels in the first quarter alone.

—After missing essentially the final eight games of last season with a severe knee injury, junior tailback Nick Chubb rushed a staggering 20 times in the first half for 118 yards and a touchdown.

DEFENSE

—After the Bulldogs held the high-powered North Carolina offense to only 23 total yards on its first 10 plays, the Tar Heels gained 51 yards in two plays—both rushes by T.J. Logan—leading to their lone touchdown of the first half.

—Averaging 43.7 yards on three punts in the first half, Marshall Long became the first true freshman punter at Georgia to start a season opener in the modern era.

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