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Fromm replaces Eason, leads Georgia past App State, 31-10

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) There was no panic on the Georgia sideline when starting quarterback Jacob Eason limped off the field.

Though he's a freshman, backup Jake Fromm already has convinced his coach and teammates he's not easily intimidated.

Fromm led three first-half touchdown drives after Eason sprained his left knee, helping No. 15 Georgia beat Appalachian State 31-10 on Saturday night.

Eason was injured on a late hit in the first quarter and needed help leaving the field. Coach Kirby Smart said more will be known about the severity of the injury on Sunday.

Eason said Fromm ''did exactly what I thought Jake Fromm would do'' in moving the offense.

''There has not been a moment that's been too big for Jake Fromm since he's been a little kid,'' Smart said. ''He's always been that way.''

Fromm completed 10 of 15 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown after entering the game in the first quarter.

''He showed tremendous poise for a freshman,'' said wide receiver Javon Wims. ''The situation wasn't too big for him.''

Nick Chubb ran for 96 yards, including scoring runs of 1 and 7 yards. Sony Michel added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for Georgia in the opener for both teams.

Fromm threw a 34-yard scoring pass to Wims for his second of three straight touchdown drives in the first half. Chubb and Michel gained momentum as an undersized defense for Appalachian State appeared to wear down.

Fromm wasn't assured of playing time in the game or even the season before Eason's injury. Smart said this week he had no plan to create time for Fromm, adding ''Jacob Eason is our quarterback.''

That plan changed before all the fans could find their seats at Sanford Stadium.

With 6:30 remaining in the first quarter, Mountaineers defensive tackle Myquon Stout drew a personal foul penalty when he hit Eason late out of bounds. Eason limped back onto the field before collapsing behind the line of scrimmage.

Eason was helped to the sideline and then taken to the locker room. He did not return to the sideline.

Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb played on the Georgia practice fields when his grandfather, Ray Lamb, was Georgia's coordinator of high school relations. Lamb, the son of Mercer coach Bobby Lamb, completed 18 of 27 passes for 128 yards and ran for 66 yards and a touchdown.

''It was a cool experience,'' Lamb said. ''I came to games as a kid and I know a lot of guys on that football team there, a lot of alumni from the school. So it was cool to see those guys and play in Sanford Stadium.''

Fromm was out of the game when Mountaineers safety Desmond Franklin intercepted a pass from Brice Ramsey. The turnover set up Lamb's 20-yard scoring run with less than 6 minutes remaining.

THE TAKEAWAY

Appalachian State: The Mountaineers' small defensive line was strong early but appeared to wear down on a warm night, allowing touchdowns on three consecutive drives. Appalachian State, the preseason pick to win the SunBelt Conference, couldn't dent the Georgia defense until late in the game.

Georgia: The Bulldogs, held without a first down on two drives with Eason, found their momentum while running their up-tempo attack with Fromm. The Bulldogs built a 21-0 halftime lead. Smart's trust in Fromm showed in the third quarter when the freshman completed a 21-yard pass to Wims on a fourth-and-3 play. It was Fromm's night, but Georgia's defense also excelled by allowing only 284 yards, helping the Bulldogs play up to their No. 15 preseason ranking.

FRESHMEN DEBUTS

Appalachian State started three freshmen on offense, center Noah Hannon and wide receivers Thomas Hennigan and Malik Williams. Alex Acey in 2011 was the last true freshman to start at center for the Mountaineers. Jaylan Barbour (2014) was the last freshman receiver to start.

''They just got here in July, so to come in here in this environment, I thought they played well,'' said Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield.

Georgia started freshman Andrew Thomas at right tackle. The Bulldogs' last true freshman starter on the offensive line was John Theus in 2012. First-year receiver Mecole Hardman and tailback D'Andre Swift had their first catches.

UP NEXT

Appalachian State: Returns home to Boone, North Carolina, to face Savannah State on Saturday.

Georgia: Visits Notre Dame on Saturday night.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:33
41-M.Rubino 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
-6
yds
01:16
pos
10
31
Point After TD 5:41
41-M.Rubino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
31
Touchdown 5:41
11-T.Lamb scrambles runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
-37
yds
00:55
pos
6
31
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:32
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
31
Touchdown 1:32
27-N.Chubb runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
13
yds
03:47
pos
0
30
Field Goal 7:22
98-R.Blankenship 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
22
yds
06:15
pos
0
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:56
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 6:56
1-S.Michel runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
14
yds
01:07
pos
0
20
Point After TD 10:40
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 10:40
11-J.Fromm complete to 6-J.Wims. 6-J.Wims runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
33
yds
02:10
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:39
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 0:39
27-N.Chubb runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
-14
yds
01:25
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 12 18
Rushing 6 9
Passing 6 6
Penalty 0 3
3rd Down Conv 7-18 5-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 261 367
Total Plays 64 64
Avg Gain 4.1 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 136 221
Rush Attempts 32 44
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 5.0
Net Yards Passing 125 146
Comp. - Att. 21-32 11-20
Yards Per Pass 3.9 7.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-23 1-1
Penalties - Yards 10-50 14-112
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 9-37.8 5-43.8
Return Yards 41 48
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-6
Kickoffs - Returns 1-15 2-42
Int. - Returns 2-26 0-0
Kicking 2/2 5/5
Extra Points 1/1 4/4
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
App. St. 0-1 0001010
15 Georgia 1-0 71410031
125 PASS YDS 146
136 RUSH YDS 221
261 TOTAL YDS 367
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Lamb 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 128 0 0 106.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 128 0 0 106.5
T. Lamb 18/27 128 0 0
Z. Thomas 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 20 0 0 93.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 20 0 0 93.6
Z. Thomas 3/5 20 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Lamb 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 66 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 66 1
T. Lamb 10 66 1 32
J. Moore 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 38 0
J. Moore 13 38 0 22
T. Upshaw 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
T. Upshaw 7 17 0 6
Z. Thomas 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
Z. Thomas 1 13 0 13
Ma. Williams 14 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
Ma. Williams 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Moore 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 34 0
J. Moore 4 34 0 23
T. Hennigan 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 28 0
T. Hennigan 4 28 0 9
D. Jones 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
D. Jones 3 18 0 8
M. Williams Jr. 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
M. Williams Jr. 2 17 0 10
Z. Letman 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
Z. Letman 2 8 0 7
Ma. Williams 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
Ma. Williams 1 7 0 7
J. Virgil 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
J. Virgil 1 5 0 5
T. Upshaw 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 4 0
T. Upshaw 2 4 0 5
C. Reed 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
C. Reed 1 -1 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Howard 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
A. Howard 8-0 0.0 0
J. Thomas 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Thomas 5-0 0.0 0
E. Boggs 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
E. Boggs 4-0 0.0 0
O. Godwin 47 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
O. Godwin 4-0 0.0 0
A. Flory 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Flory 4-0 0.0 0
D. Stringer 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Stringer 4-0 1.0 0
E. Davis 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
E. Davis 3-0 0.0 0
T. Hayes 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Hayes 2-0 0.0 0
A. Sims 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Sims 2-0 0.0 0
D. Franklin 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. Franklin 2-0 0.0 1
C. Duck 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Duck 2-0 0.0 0
R. Townes 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Townes 1-0 0.0 0
J. Fehr 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Fehr 1-0 0.0 1
A. Davis 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
M. Stout 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Stout 1-0 0.0 0
C. Spurlin 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Spurlin 1-0 0.0 0
S. Jean-Charles 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Jean-Charles 1-0 0.0 0
A. Exford 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Exford 1-0 0.0 0
D. Smith 16 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Rubino 41 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
1/1 1/1
M. Rubino 1/1 43 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
X. Subotsch 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 37.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 37.6 2
X. Subotsch 8 37.6 2 43
R. Critcher 94 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 39.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 39.0 0
R. Critcher 1 39.0 0 39
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 143 1 0 168.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 143 1 0 168.7
J. Fromm 10/15 143 1 0
J. Eason 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 4 0 0 44.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 4 0 0 44.5
J. Eason 1/3 4 0 0
B. Ramsey 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 2 -200.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 2 -200.0
B. Ramsey 0/2 0 0 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 96 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 96 2
N. Chubb 15 96 2 28
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 87 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 87 1
S. Michel 16 87 1 44
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 31 0
D. Swift 6 31 0 24
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
B. Herrien 4 10 0 7
J. Eason 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
J. Eason 2 -1 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 81 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 81 1
J. Wims 3 81 1 34
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 24 0
I. Nauta 2 24 0 16
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
D. Swift 3 18 0 10
J. Blazevich 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
J. Blazevich 1 12 0 12
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
M. Hardman 1 8 0 8
J. Harris 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
J. Harris 1 4 0 4
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Godwin 0 0 0 0
M. Chigbu 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Chigbu 0 0 0 0
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
B. Herrien 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. LeCounte III 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
R. LeCounte III 5-0 0.0 0
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
R. Smith 5-0 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
J. Reed 5-0 1.0 0
T. Thompson 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
T. Thompson 4-0 1.0 0
A. Speed 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Speed 3-0 0.0 0
D. Sanders 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Sanders 3-0 0.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Bellamy 2-0 0.0 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Walker 2-0 0.0 0
J. Atkins 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Atkins 2-0 0.0 0
T. McGhee 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. McGhee 2-0 0.0 0
J. Taylor 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Ledbetter 1-0 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Clark 1-0 0.0 0
R. Carter 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
J. Wilson 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
D. Marshall 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Marshall 1-0 0.0 0
L. Carter 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Baker 1-0 0.0 0
M. Rice 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Rice 1-0 0.0 0
J. Rochester 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Rochester 1-0 0.0 0
W. Grant 84 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Grant 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
1/1 4/4
R. Blankenship 1/1 23 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 43.8 2
C. Nizialek 5 43.8 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
M. Hardman 1 23.0 23 0
A. Crumpton 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
A. Crumpton 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Crumpton 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
A. Crumpton 1 0.0 0 0
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
T. Godwin 1 6.0 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 APLST 33 1:52 3 7 Punt
9:54 APLST 20 3:02 5 26 Punt
4:20 APLST 8 2:05 4 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 APLST 28 1:59 5 10 Punt
10:40 APLST 25 2:29 7 33
6:51 APLST 15 5:06 10 24 Punt
0:40 APLST 31 0:38 6 44 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 APLST 25 1:16 4 10 Punt
7:18 APLST 25 1:51 3 3 Punt
1:32 APLST 25 1:31 4 2 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 APLST 8 4:46 9 25 Punt
6:36 UGA 21 0:55 4 -37 TD
1:49 APLST 41 1:16 7 -6 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 UGA 23 1:18 3 1 Punt
11:29 UGA 24 1:29 3 3 Punt
6:45 UGA 16 2:18 11 39 Punt
2:04 APLST 39 1:25 6 44 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 UGA 14 2:10 6 86 TD
8:03 UGA 43 1:07 6 57 TD
1:35 UGA 24 0:48 3 7 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 UGA 34 6:15 15 60 FG
5:19 UGA 34 3:47 10 71 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 36 1:46 3 8 Punt
8:12 UGA 26 1:22 4 7 INT
5:20 UGA 27 3:25 7 16 INT
0:25 UGA 30 0:00 1 -2 End of game