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Georgia at Arkansas Recap

Georgia at Arkansas Recap

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Little Rock was supposed to be pound the rock for Arkansas and the opening drive by the Hogs looked like they were also going to pound the Dawgs by driving the field, but then having the extra point blocked set the tone for what was to come. UGA shut the Hogs out for the rest of the first half and went to halftime with a 38-6 lead. Nick Chubb and Hutson Mason helped the Dawgs maintain the game, and the defense made enough plays and turnovers to help them lead the nation in turnover margin.

The first quarter ended with UGA leading 7-6, but then the Dawgs scored 31 unanswered points. Chubb scored 2 TDs on runs after a field goal by Marshall Morgan put them up 10-6. Mason then found Michael Bennett in the end zone for a passing TD, and then Dominick Sanders returned a fumble 54 yards for a TD to put them up by 32 points. After UGA tried an onside kick after their first score, the defense held and played well enough to cause 3 turnovers in the first half.

Arkansas found a way in the second half to make the game a lot closer than the way it was looking at half time. Statistically, the Hogs controlled the clock and first downs. Brandon Allen passed for 296 yards and 3 TDs with 2 interceptions. Falling behind by 32 points made the Hogs get out of their running mentality and try to secure a comeback. UGA out rushed Arkansas 207 yards to 127 yards, and Chris Conley scored the only points in the 2nd half with a 36 yard touchdown.

Nick Chubb was named SEC offensive player of the week with his 30 carries and 202 yards rushing and one reception for 8 yards. Damian Swann was named SEC defensive player of the week with one interception, a sack, two forced fumbles, and 11 tackles. Chris Conley led the Dawgs with 128 yards receiving on 5 catches. 10 different Arkansas players helped in the 296 yards receiving. Arkansas is still looking for its first SEC win for Coach Bielema after almost upsetting Alabama last week. UGA now leads the SEC in scoring, and will have this week off before going to Jacksonville for the annual showdown against Florida. Arkansas has a non-conference game this weekend against UAB before playing the #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville.

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