In the battle of clean, old-fashioned hate, the Georgia Bulldogs stood tall.
The Dawgs roughed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets up 52-7 on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. It was the largest margin of victory for the Dawgs over the Yellow Jackets in the rivalry’s history dating back to 1902, and the third-largest in the rivalry’s history for either side. It didn’t top the 46-0 shutout that the Yellow Jackets pitched in 1905, nor the 48-0 shutout they pitched in 1943. But, hey, it’s still a very lopsided win in UGA’s favor, and they’ll take it.
Jake Fromm threw four touchdowns in the win over the Yellow Jackets to four different receivers. Tyler Simmons, Dominick Baylock, George Pickens and Charlie Woerner came down with those passing TDs, as the Dawgs certainly spread the ball around. Fromm and Stetson Bennett completed passes to 10 different receivers on the day, as the aforementioned Simmons led with just three receptions.
As one might expect, Georgia got most of their offense on the ground. Eight rushers got them to 219 yards on the afternoon. Two rushing touchdowns were scored by the likes of Brian Herrien and Kenny McIntosh. D’Andre Swift, who was banged up after the game, led with 73 rushing yards on 10 rushes.
The only other TD from the Dawgs on the day came from a Tyson Campbell fumble recovery in the end zone with 3:06 to play.
Apart from all the fanfare was a scuffle that involved Pickens and Tre Swilling. Both players were ejected, and now Pickens will have to sit out the first half of the SEC Championship Game against the LSU Tigers next weekend.
Georgia receiver George Pickens going full backyard brawl, getting a well-earned ejection. pic.twitter.com/1ZJ7McQRYY— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) November 30, 2019
This was a pretty thorough domination handed out by the Dawgs to their rivals. It’s Georgia’s third consecutive win over Georgia Tech and means they’ll finish the decade with an 8-2 record over the Yellow Jackets. The next task for UGA is the SECCG against LSU, which shall be quite the task for them.