GEORGIA 21, UL-Lafayette 7
- Today marks the fourth time in its history Georgia has worn black jerseys. The three previous occasions the Dogs donned black tops: wins over Auburn and Hawaii (Sugar Bowl) during the 2007 season, and a loss to Alabama in 2008.
- Georgia, which entered as a 23-point favorite, has been rather disappointing when considered a significant favorite. Beginning during the 2011 season and entering tomorrow, although the Bulldogs are a perfect 15-0 when favored by 20 points or more, they have a 4-11 record against the spread in the 15 contests.
- Georgia, which scored 14 points in the game’s first six-and-a-half minutes, entered the game averaging just 4.8 points per game in the opening quarter.
- In the first half, Isaiah McKenzie rushed for a 55-yard touchdown and scored on an 82-yard punt return, becoming the first player in the SEC in 18 years (Kevin Faulk, LSU) to score touchdowns of 50+ yards on a run and punt return.
- Jacob Eason was intercepted on a tipped ball in the first half—the first pick he had thrown in 145 pass attempts.
- After allowing their last four opponents to each score a touchdown in the first quarter, the Bulldogs held UL-Lafayette scoreless in the opening stanza.
- After allowing its last four opponents to convert just 32.4 percent of their third downs, Georgia allowed the Ragin’ Cajuns to convert 5 of 8 third downs in the first half.
- After forcing just four turnovers their previous four games, the Bulldogs forced four UL-Lafayette turnovers in the first half—three interceptions, and one fumble.