Sony Michel and Nick Chubb finished their last game in Sanford Stadium with a bang. On a Senior Day honoring a class that’s seen its share if change in Athens the graduating tailback tandem did essentially what they’ve done since the beginning, combining for five touchdowns in a 42-13 thumping of Kentucky (7-4, 4-4 SEC).
Chubb went over the 1000 yard mark on the season with his 15 carry, 151 yard performance. It marks the third time in his career that the big man from Cedartown has gone over the 1000 yrd mark as a ‘Dawg. Only Herschel Walker had previously accomplished that. Michel scored three touchdowns of his own, including a 37 yard strike lte in the first half to give Georgia some breathing room.
Jake Fromm threw an early interception but ultimately chipped in his usual workmanlike performance, going 9 of 14 for 123 yards, most of them to Javon Wims (6 catches for 81 yards).
The Bulldog defense gave up 94 yards rushing to Wildcat standout Benny Snell, and a couple of deep passes. But that was about it. Georgia surrendered 262 yards of offense, but accumulated 504 of its own, 381 on the ground.
While it was closer in the early running than Bulldog fans would have preferred, and Snell did pull the ‘Cats within a touchdown on the first drive of the second half, this one was largely in hand from the get-go. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a nice step back in the right direction. The Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1 SEC) will be in action next week, traveling to historic Mark Richt Field to take on Georgia Tech. I hate Tech. Until later...