The Georgia Bulldogs improved to 3-0 on the season Saturday with a 42-14 thumping of Samford. This game was never in question as Jake Fromm tossed two touchdown passes and Nick Chubb scored on a 32-yard run in the second quarter to give the ‘Dawgs a 21-0 lead. Samford score before the half to make this game somewhat interesting.
However, Georgia’s rushing attack and stifling defense proved too much for Samford. Georgia rushed for 284 yards on the night, led by Chubb’s 131 yards and two scores.
Here are three things we learned.
Nick Chubb continues climbing the charts
Chubb likely won’t break Herschel Walker’s school and SEC record for rushing yardage. No one probably will. However, his outstanding UGA career has him continuing to climb the charts in career numbers.
In the win over Samford, Chubb’s two rushing touchdowns put him in a third-place tie with Garrison Hearst with 33 career rushing scores. Todd Gurley is tied with Lars Tate for second on the list with 36, while Walker is the all-time leader with 49. Barring injury, Chubb is certain to be No. 2 on the school’s all-time list in rushing touchdowns, with an outside shot at Walker.
As for career yardage, Chubb now has 3,714 rushing yards. There’s an outside chance he gets to the magical 5,000-yard plateau. He splits a lot of time with Sony Michel and D’Andre Swift, so that could play a major role in Chubb’s career numbers moving forward.
It will be hard to bench Fromm
Jacob Eason is progressing well from the knee injury he suffered in the season opener. He will be ready to return soon. When he does return, how does Kirby Smart bench Jake Fromm? Fromm’s numbers aren’t going to blow anyone away, but he is continuing to grow within this offense. The win at Notre Dame was huge Fromm and the ‘Dawgs.
This is a nice problem to have for Georgia. Most teams struggle to find one capable quarterback. The Bulldogs have two.
Georgia ready for the SEC
The ‘Dawgs open the SEC next week with Mississippi State. This should be a good game. Did you happen to see what MSU did to No. 12 LSU in its SEC opener on Saturday night? The Bulldogs thrashed the Tigers 37-7 in a game that was really never in doubt from the second quarter on.
Nick Fitzgerald is one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the country. He’s good. Really good. He’s easily the best quarterback Georgia has faced this season. Next week’s Battle of the Bulldogs is looking like a fun early-season SEC matchup.