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No. 15 Georgia outslugs No. 24 Notre Dame, 20-19

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Georgia got to Dawg Walk out of Notre Dame Stadium with a victory, dozens of its fans forming a line from the locker room to the buses to congratulate the Bulldogs after the program's first trip to this part of the country in more than 50 years.

Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy led a swarming Georgia defense and the No. 15 Bulldogs got enough plays from an offense starting a freshman quarterback to beat No. 24 Notre Dame 20-19 on Saturday night.

The first regular-season meeting between the two programs was a hard-hitting, penalty-filled tug-o-war, and when it was done the Bulldogs gathered in the corner of the stadium to salute thousands of their fans who made the pilgrimage. The Bulldogs had not ventured this far north for a game since 1965 against Michigan.

''It definitely means a little more,'' linebacker Roquan Smith said. ''Coming up to South Bend, an awesome environment. Then having all these Dawgs fans coming out, showing their support. Showing how much they believe in us. It's just an awesome feeling to be able to give those fans a W.''

Rodrigo Blankenship, a walk-on who received a scholarship earlier this week, kicked a 30-yard field goal with 3:39 remaining to give the Bulldogs (2-0) a one-point lead.

Carter and company did the rest. Georgia forced Brandon Wimbush and the Fighting Irish (1-1) into a three-and-out, and then, on Notre Dame's final drive, Bellamy blind-sided the quarterback and Carter recovered the fumble with 1:27 left.

''I saw Davin coming around the edge I was trying to get around the edge as well,'' Carter said. ''And once I saw him coming free I saw he had a chance to knock that ball off of him. And once he did I was like get on this ball and end the game.''

Carter had a strip sack in the second-half, too.

Wimbush, starting his second game, scored Notre Dame's only touchdown in the first half on a 1-yard run. He finished 20 for 40 for 210 yards.

''All 11 positions, all the guys were really physical and had speed,'' Wimbush said of the Georgia D.

THE TAKEAWAY

Georgia: Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm was filling in for the injured Jacob Eason and making his first career start. The Bulldogs tried not to put too much on the former Little League World Series hero from Warner Robins, Georgia. He went 16 for 29 for 141 yards with a touchdown pass - thanks to a reaching, one-handed grab by Terry Godwin in the first half - and two turnovers.

''Good poise,'' Georgia coach Kirby Smart said of Fromm. ''He never faltered.''

Notre Dame: The Irish were looking for a big early season win to accelerate the process of moving on from last year's 4-8 disappointment. There were reasons to be encouraged, especially from a defense that hung tough against one of the best running-back combinations in the country in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. The Bulldogs ran for 185 yards, but only 4.3 per carry.

Still, it was another one-possession loss after seven of them last season. Coach Brian Kelly became curt when asked why this loss should be viewed differently.

''It's not going to snowball,'' he said. ''Next question.''

LOTS OF LAUNDRY

Georgia was flagged 12 times for 127 yards. Notre Dame was hit eight times for 63, including a late hit in the third quarter on Fromm by Julian Okwara that officials video reviewed to determine if Fromm was still in bounds when he was hit. The call stood and converted a third down for Georgia, and the Bulldogs scored on the drive to go up 17-16.

RED SEA

Georgia sold 8,000 tickets for this game and there was easily twice that many wearing red in Notre Dame Stadium. For former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, who won the school's only national title by beating Notre Dame in the 1981 Sugar Bowl, it was the best part of the trip to South Bend.

''I was just saying what a beautiful scenery it is right outside looking out and seeing Touchdown Jesus and the Golden Dome overlooking the campus. And then seeing those beautiful golden helmets shining. Of course, I like the red ones, too,'' said Dooley, who threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Friday night. ''And seeing so many Georgia people here. That's what's really been amazing.''

UP NEXT

Georgia: The Bulldogs return home to face FCS team Sanford, before starting SEC play against Mississippi State the next week.

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish face Boston College in the first of two straight road games.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:39
98-R.Blankenship 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
10
yds
03:08
pos
20
19
Field Goal 10:26
19-J.Yoon 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
9
yds
04:34
pos
17
19
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:34
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
16
Touchdown 4:38
1-S.Michel runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
75
yds
1:38
pos
16
16
Field Goal 6:28
19-J.Yoon 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
0
yds
02:10
pos
10
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:20
19-J.Yoon 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
-1
yds
02:16
pos
10
13
Point After TD 6:45
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 6:50
11-J.Fromm complete to 5-T.Godwin. 5-T.Godwin runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
62
yds
5:30
pos
9
10
Point After TD 12:24
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 12:32
7-B.Wimbush runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
64
yds
0:40
pos
3
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:41
98-R.Blankenship 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
22
yds
02:28
pos
3
3
Field Goal 12:53
19-J.Yoon 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
25
yds
02:01
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 18
Rushing 9 3
Passing 3 8
Penalty 4 7
3rd Down Conv 5-18 3-17
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 318 241
Total Plays 72 77
Avg Gain 4.4 3.1
Net Yards Rushing 185 56
Rush Attempts 43 37
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 1.5
Net Yards Passing 133 185
Comp. - Att. 16-29 20-40
Yards Per Pass 4.6 4.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-8 3-26
Penalties - Yards 8-44 12-94
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-3 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 8-44.0 9-47.1
Return Yards 132 81
Punts - Returns 3-21 3--3
Kickoffs - Returns 4-111 4-84
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 4/5 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 2/3 4/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
15 Georgia 1-0 377320
24 Notre Dame 1-0 3103319
133 PASS YDS 185
185 RUSH YDS 56
318 TOTAL YDS 241
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 141 1 1 100.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.1% 284 2 1 123.8
J. Fromm 16/29 141 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 73 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 160 2
S. Michel 13 73 1 17
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 63 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 159 2
N. Chubb 13 63 0 30
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 42 0
D. Swift 2 42 0 40
C. Payne 47 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
C. Payne 3 12 0 7
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
M. Hardman 2 7 0 7
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 11 0
B. Herrien 2 1 0 2
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 -7 0
J. Fromm 5 -7 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 36 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 36 1
T. Godwin 2 36 1 31
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 116 1
J. Wims 2 35 0 31
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 35 0
M. Hardman 4 27 0 10
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 18 0
R. Ridley 2 18 0 14
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
N. Chubb 1 11 0 11
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 33 0
I. Nauta 1 9 0 9
T. Simmons 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
T. Simmons 1 7 0 7
C. Woerner 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
C. Woerner 1 4 0 4
J. Stanley 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Stanley 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
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
S. Michel 1 -2 0 0
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
D. Swift 1 -4 0 -4
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
J. Reed 8-1 0.0 0
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
R. Smith 6-1 1.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
D. Bellamy 4-2 1.0 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
A. Davis 4-1 0.0 0
L. Carter 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
L. Carter 4-1 1.0 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Walker 3-0 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Clark 3-1 0.0 0
N. Patrick 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
N. Patrick 3-2 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
T. Thompson 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Thompson 2-1 0.0 0
J. Rochester 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Rochester 2-2 0.0 0
W. Grant 84 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Grant 2-0 0.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Baker 2-1 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
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Nauta 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. 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. McGhee 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. McGhee 1-0 0.0 0
J. Atkins 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Atkins 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/4 6/6
R. Blankenship 2/3 30 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 44.0 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 43.9 4
C. Nizialek 8 44.0 4 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 32.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 29.0 38 0
M. Hardman 2 32.0 38 0
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 24 0
E. Holyfield 2 23.5 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 28 0
M. Hardman 2 12.5 28 0
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -4.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 1.0 0 0
T. Godwin 1 -4.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 211 0 0 94.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 395 2 1 106.8
B. Wimbush 20/40 211 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 215 2
J. Adams 19 54 0 7
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
I. Book 1 2 0 2
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 1 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 107 2
B. Wimbush 16 1 1 8
T. Jones Jr. 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 18 1
T. Jones Jr. 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 60 0
J. Adams 6 60 0 32
C. Smith 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 55 0
C. Smith 4 45 0 29
A. Mack 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 58 0
A. Mack 2 41 0 32
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 36 0
C. Finke 3 36 0 17
E. St. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 96 1
E. St. Brown 2 16 0 9
T. Jones Jr. 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 9 0
T. Jones Jr. 2 9 0 8
M. Young 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
M. Young 1 4 0 4
F. Canteen 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
F. Canteen 0 0 0 0
C. Claypool 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
C. Claypool 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Martini 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
G. Martini 6-0 0.0 0
T. Coney 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
T. Coney 6-0 0.0 0
N. Morgan 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
N. Morgan 5-2 1.0 0
J. Hayes 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Hayes 5-2 0.0 0
N. Watkins 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
N. Watkins 4-2 0.0 0
A. Trumbetti 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
A. Trumbetti 4-1 0.0 0
D. Tranquill 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
D. Tranquill 3-1 0.0 1
J. Tillery 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
J. Tillery 3-2 0.0 0
N. Coleman 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
N. Coleman 3-1 0.0 0
D. Studstill 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Studstill 3-0 0.0 0
J. Love 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Love 3-0 0.0 0
J. Bonner 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
J. Bonner 2-2 1.0 0
D. Hayes 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Hayes 1-0 0.0 0
K. Hinish 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Hinish 1-0 0.0 0
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Wimbush 1-0 0.0 0
M. Tagovailoa-Amosa 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Tagovailoa-Amosa 0-1 0.0 0
J. Elliott 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Elliott 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Yoon 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/6 8/8
J. Yoon 4/4 42 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Newsome 85 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 47.1 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 48.0 2
T. Newsome 9 47.1 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sanders 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 21.0 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 22.0 36 0
C. Sanders 4 21.0 36 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 -1.0 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 -0.8 1 0
C. Finke 3 -1.0 1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:34 UGA 18 1:33 5 6 Punt
9:09 UGA 20 2:28 7 71 FG
4:29 UGA 40 1:24 3 8 Punt
1:06 UGA 23 0:36 2 3 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:23 UGA 36 0:00 1 -4
12:17 UGA 38 5:32 13 4 TD
4:09 UGA 30 0:55 3 6 Punt
1:48 UGA 44 1:15 3 3 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 25 3:32 9 49 FG Miss
10:45 UGA 13 2:01 3 4 Punt
6:22 UGA 25 1:48 9 75 TD
1:52 UGA 47 1:40 5 -11 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:16 UGA 26 1:37 3 4 Punt
6:47 UGA 25 3:08 9 10 FG
3:08 UGA 25 1:04 3 9 Punt
1:27 ND 25 1:08 3 -6 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ND 25 2:01 8 53 FG
10:52 ND 32 1:35 5 12 Punt
6:32 ND 13 1:53 3 -1 Punt
2:56 ND 13 1:32 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:47 ND 29 1:12 3 4 Punt
13:17 UGA 32 0:53 7 32 TD
6:36 ND 36 2:16 6 -1 FG
3:03 ND 8 1:08 3 8 Punt
0:26 ND 47 0:16 4 4 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:22 ND 26 0:30 4 25 Punt
8:38 ND 47 2:10 10 33 FG
4:29 ND 22 2:30 10 25 FUMBLE
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ND 31 4:34 12 58 FG
8:30 ND 25 1:30 3 9 Punt
3:34 ND 25 0:18 3 0 Punt
1:57 ND 19 0:20 3 56 FUMBLE