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ATHENS – Kirby Smart and the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs are trying to go 12-0 for the second year in a row. Dawg Post updates you live with what you can’t see on TV.
The Dawgs have put up 27 points in the second half to push well past Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs’ defense has stepped up. And Stetson Bennett’s huge pass to Kenny McIntosh coupled with Kendall Milton’s 44-yard TD run has put the game at 37-7, and seemingly out of reach.
Stetson Bennett finds Brock Bowers for a critical 4th down touchdown pass. The Bulldog defense forces a fumble in Tech territory and settle for another field goal.
Georgia leads 23-7.
The Bulldog defense forces a quick three-and-out. Georgia Tech mishandles the punt and Georgia tackles the punter on Tech’s 18-yard line.
An unecessary roughness on Warren McClendon and a missed catch in the end-zone by Arian Smith keeps Georgia out of the end-zone.
Passing game just isn’t there today.
Georgia’s first drive of the 2nd half ends with a Bulldog FG.
Georgia leads Georgia Tech 13-7.
Georgia converts a 4th down but it’s negated on a 15-yard facemask penalty that pushes Georgia out of field goal range.
Geeorgia’s defense holds, but the Bulldogs only take a 3-point leead into the half.
Georgia leads Georgia Tech 10-7
Kenny McIntosh leads a strong Georgia rushing attack down the field. Stetson Bennett finds Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint on a critical 3rd and goal to get Georgia in the end-zone.
Georgia leads Georgia Tech 10-7
A promising Georgia drive ends with just three points. Receivers having trouble getting open down the field. Georgia Tech defense playing tough and physical. Making Georgia work for every yard.
Georgia Tech leads 7-3
After a stop from the Georgia defense, the Bulldogs take over on the 43 yard-line after a Tech targeting call.
Tech leads Georgia 7-0.
The Bulldogs get off to a slow start on their first possesion and punt it right back to the Jackets. Stetson Bennett missed an open Kearis Jackson for a first down that led to the punt.
The Yellow Jackets convert a giant 4th down to get in the red-zone where they punch it in for a score. Defensive back fooled on the zone-read that let to the touchdown.
Georgia Tech leads 7-0
ESPN’s Gameday crew thinks the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could be in for a very long day.
Kirby Smart’s No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs enters Saturday as a 36.5-point favorite to take out the Yellow Jackets. Desmond Howard, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1991, said he thinks the game could get ugly – and quick.
Georgia’s seniors are striving to be the winningest class in school history.
Earlier in the week it looked like not much for anyone involved in UGA's game with the Yellow Jackets. Rain was in the forecast. But the system was fast moving – pushing the sloppy weather out of the way before the clash between the two rivals Between the Hedges.
Georgia has played its fair share of weather games of late. A heavy rain during the 27-13 win over Tennessee was followed back to back by two of the coldest games the Dawgs have played in decades at State and Kentucky.
Kirby Smart's program announced Friday night that QB Stetson Bennett, RB Kenny McIntosh, DB Chris Smith and OL Warren McClendon were named game captains for the noon vs. Tech.
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Top-ranked Georgia (11-0) enters the Tech contest aiming to complete a second straight perfect regular season. The Yellow Jackets (5-6) are riding high following a 21-17 upset of No. 13 North Carolina (9-2) in Chapel Hill. Georgia became just the third SEC team since 1992 to complete back-to-back 8-0 campaigns in conference play after a 16-6 road win over Kentucky. Tech overcame a 17-0 second-quarter deficit to eliminate UNC’s hopes of making the College Football Playoff.
Behind the running of senior Kenny McIntosh, who had a career-high 143 yards including a touchdown, three field goals by Jack Podlesny, and a stout defense, the Bulldogs claimed the SEC Eastern Division title outright in Lexington. With its top two quarterbacks sidelined, Georgia Tech relied on the duo of Zach Gibson and Taisunh Phommachanh as they shared playing time in the win over UNC. Meanwhile, the Tech defense pressured Heisman Trophy candidate Drake Mayo all day, and the Tar Heels had their worst offensive showing of the year. They had been ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring (40.1 ppg) and total offense (505.5 ypg). UNC finished with 17 points and 365 yards.
The Bulldog seniors will be recognized before the Tech game. This Bulldog class has an opportunity to set the school record for the most career wins. They tied the mark set by the 2021 national champions with their 45th last Saturday. The 2021 class finished 45-8 while the 2022 seniors are 45-5.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart is now 77-15 in this his seventh season of leading the Bulldogs. Tech’s interim coach, Brent Key, now has a pair of road wins over ranked teams in his first seven games. The first road win came over then No. 24 Pittsburgh, a 26-21 decision, in his first game at the helm.
The Bulldogs lead the Tech series 69-39-5 including 31-14-1 in Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium. Georgia has won the last four meetings with Tech upsetting the Bulldogs 28-27 in Athens in 2016. The teams did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic where only conference contests were held. Last year in Atlanta, Georgia completed a 12-0 regular season with a 45-0 shutout of Tech. The 45-point margin of victory tied for the largest in the series history, matching the 2019 outcome in Athens when the Bulldogs cruised to a 52-7 win.
Georgia scored at least a touchdown in all four quarters to beat Georgia Tech for the fourth consecutive time. While Jack Podlesny initiated the scoring with a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter and Daijun Edwards completed the rout with a three-yard scoring run in the final period, a total of six Bulldogs scored as UGA wrapped up a 12-0 regular season.
Stetson Bennett finished the game 14-for-20 for 255 yards and four touchdowns and Brock Bowers had 100 receiving yards on three catches to go along with two touchdowns. Georgia outgained the Yellow Jackets 463-166 and Georgia Tech never made it past the Bulldog 27 yard line. Former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Nakobe Dean was the team leader in defense with six stops.
*Georgia is aiming to complete its sixth undefeated regular season in school history and second straight under Kirby Smart. These special seasons came in 1896 (4-0), 1946 (10-0), 1980 (11-0), 1982 (11-0) and 2021 (12-0).
*The Bulldogs are looking to go undefeated at home for the fifth time in seven seasons under Smart.
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