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Georgia Advances to National Championship Game after Defeating Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl

Georgia is going to the national championship game. Sony Michel’s 27-yard touchdown run in double overtime gave Georgia a 54-48 win over Oklahoma in a Rose Bowl thriller. It was the first overtime game in the 104-year history of the Rose Bowl, the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever and the first College Football Playoff game to go into overtime. Georgia will…

Georgia to wear black jerseys against Louisiana-Lafayette

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Georgia’s black jerseys are making a comeback. Coach Kirby Smart confirmed Tuesday that Georgia will wear black jerseys for the first time since the 2008 season in Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette. Georgia also is encouraging fans to wear black to the game. The Bulldogs normally wear red jerseys for home games. Smart also said receiver Michael…

Late field goal pushes Georgia past Kentucky 27-24

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Rodrigo Blankenship’s 25-yard field goal as time expired gave Georgia a 27-24 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night and ended the Bulldogs’ two-game losing streak. Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason completed four passes for 42 yards before Sony Michel ran twice for 15 yards, including a 13-yarder to Kentucky’s 15 with 20 seconds remaining. After a Bulldogs…

No. 14 Florida, D stuff Georgia 24-10 in ‘Cocktail Party’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jordan Scarlett scored for the sixth consecutive game, Antonio Callaway had the first rushing touchdown of his career and No. 14 Florida used a dominant defensive effort to beat Georgia 24-10 on Saturday. Playing just their second game in four weeks, the Gators won their third straight in the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” It was…

Florida LB Jarrad Davis playing against rival Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, the team’s leading tackler and defensive leader, is playing against rival Georgia. Davis “badly sprained” his left ankle against Missouri on Oct. 15 and had been questionable to play in the Southeastern Conference rivalry. He warmed up Saturday and was introduced as a starter. He then led the team on the field…

Stunner between the hedges: Vandy upsets Georgia 17-16

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Vanderbilt claimed its first Southeastern Conference road win in Derek Mason’s three seasons as coach, stunning Georgia 17-16 on Khari Blasingame’s 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and a huge fourth-down stop late in the game Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-3 SEC) held a commanding lead in total yards, 421-171, but special teams blunders doomed…

Georgia AD says school won’t displace evacuees in Columbia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) —  Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity says he needed assurance no evacuees from Hurricane Matthew would be displaced before an agreement was reached to move the Bulldogs’ game at South Carolina from Saturday to Sunday. The agreement to play the game Sunday was completed Thursday night. McGarity said Friday that South Carolina has offered Georgia on-campus lodging…

No. 9 Georgia survives scare, tops underdog Nicholls 26-24

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Georgia scored two quick-strike touchdowns – one on offense, one on defense – in a span of about two minutes after Nicholls took a third-quarter lead, and the No. 9 Bulldogs escaped with an uninspiring 26-24 win over the Colonels on Saturday. Georgia (2-0) opened the game with a fast touchdown drive capped by Nick Chubb’s…

Lambert to start Georgia’s opener, beats out freshman Eason

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Senior Greyson Lambert will start at quarterback for No. 18 Georgia in its season opener against No. 22 North Carolina, getting the nod over touted freshman Jacob Eason. Georgia spokesman Claude Felton confirmed Thursday that Lambert had beaten out Eason for the starting job. First-year coach Kirby Smart had declined earlier in the week to name a…