Although he won’t play, Jacob Eason traveled with the Bulldogs to South Bend and was seen walking on crutches on the field during pregame activities. Jacob’s father, Tony Eason, played wide receiver for the Irish from 1985-1986.
Notre Dame has lost its last 4 games against ranked opponents.
Jake Fromm became only the seventh true freshman Bulldog quarterback to start a game, including just the second to do it on the road in his first career start. True freshman Georgia quarterbacks to start included Johnny Rauch (1945), Joe Dupree (1990), Eric Zeier (1991), Quincy Carter (1998), Matt Stafford (2006), Jacob Eason (2016) and now Fromm. Zeier was the only true freshman to have his first career start on the road when he led #22 Georgia to a 37-17 win over #23 Ole Miss in Oxford. In that game, Zeier was 18-for-30 for 216 yards.
SEC officials will officiate tonight’s game in South Bend.
Plenty of red in the stadium tonight. Bulldog fans representing very well tonight!
Bulldogs win the toss and have elected to defer. Irish to receive the opening kickoff.
NOTRE DAME 13 GEORGIA 10
Jake Fromm was 8 for 15 in the first half with 69 yards passing including 1 TD pass (Godwin) and 1 interception.
Terry Godwin had 2 catches for 36 yards in the first half; however, his first catch was a 31 yard grab that setup Georgia’s FG and the other was an amazing one-handed TD grab by Godwin resulting in Georgia’s only TD of the first half. It was Godwin’s first TD catch since the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Penn State, and that one covered 17 yards.
Georgia’s defense played well in the first half and didn’t allow Notre Dame to convert on a third down conversion (0-8) had 5 penalties in the first half.
Nick Chubb’s 40 yards rushing led all running backs in the first half.
Georgia’s offense turned the ball over twice in the first half.