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No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs run for 423 yards, rout Vandy 45-14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Georgia Bulldogs knew they could run the ball better than they did last season, and now they're starting to show just how much they can punish opposing defenses.

Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and fifth-ranked Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-14 Saturday despite missing three players from the Bulldogs' stingy defense.

Georgia (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) now is off to its best start since 2005 when the Bulldogs won their first seven games and longest winning streak since reaching the SEC championship in 2012. The Bulldogs also avenged a 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt last year

The Bulldogs ran through and over Vanderbilt, piling up 423 yards for their best rushing day since 1987 - also against Vanderbilt. Sony Michel added 150 yards and a TD, while Elijah Holyfield scored his first career TD on a 15-yard run. Georgia set the tone on its opening drive, running all seven plays for 83 yards.

''That's the mentality of this team,'' Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. ''It's not really a scoreboard deal. It's like we really just want to see if we can make the other team quit. And if you can try your best to make them quit and you start seeing the, I guess, the falling in, the pushing, the movement, you know that you've got them where you want them.''

Chubb, who became only the eighth running back in SEC history to reach 4,000 yards rushing in his career, credited the offensive line for a strong performance.

''Every play felt like I was getting like 10 yards, and the other guys, too, from watching it,'' Chubb said. ''And that starts up front.''

Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-3) lost its third straight to wrap up the toughest four-game stretch in school history against the Commodores' fourth consecutive ranked opponent.

''We've played some tough teams, but that doesn't excuse the way we played,'' Vandy coach Derek Mason said.

Injuries kept linebacker Reggie Carter and tackle Trenton Thompson at home for a Georgia defense that came in second in the nation giving up just 9.2 points a game. Starting linebacker Natrez Patrick stayed home after being arrested Thursday night on charges including possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Carter is Patrick's backup, so Juwan Taylor started for Patrick.

Smart said Patrick's situation would be handled internally.

Chubb finished off the opening drive with a 33-yard run that put Georgia ahead to stay. Freshman Jake Fromm, who started his fifth straight game, also tossed a 5-yard TD pass to D'Andre Swift in the second quarter, and Chubb added a 14-yard run late in the first half for a 21-0 lead.

The Bulldogs stretched their scoreless streak to seven quarters and nearly had an eighth before Ralph Webb capped a drive with a 1-yard TD run just before halftime. Those were the first points allowed by Georgia since a field goal by Mississippi State on Sept. 23.

Fromm padded the lead to open the third quarter with his second TD pass, a perfectly thrown 47-yarder to Terry Godwin for a 28-6 lead.

THE TAKEAWAY

Georgia: The way the Bulldogs run the ball with Chubb and Michel, they don't need much from their quarterbacks. Fromm still proved very efficient, going 7 of 11 for 102 yards passing. Jacob Eason didn't replace Fromm until 10:15 left in the fourth quarter and was immediately sacked and stripped of the ball to set up Vandy's second TD.

''Our backs and our O-line just kind of singlehanded took over,'' Smart said.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores now have given up the two largest rushing performances this season. They allowed a league-worst 496 yards rushing in a 59-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 23. At least their run game showed signs of life with Webb ripping off a 28-yard run that was his longest this season in the first quarter.

Mason, who oversees the defense, said the Commodores have to fix what ails them: defenders were in the right spots but didn't tackle well.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Bulldogs certainly avoided any letdown after their 41-0 rout of Tennessee last week with the kind of dominant performance that could move them up another notch, especially with No. 3 Oklahoma's 38-31 loss to Iowa State.

CHASING WALKER

Chubb's two TDs gave him 37 for his career, second only to Herschel Walker (49) for most TDs rushing for Georgia. He also got his 21st 100-yard rushing game, second only to Walker's 28 such games. Chubb also is second to Walker (994) with 626 rushing attempts.

UP NEXT

Georgia: Host Missouri.

Vanderbilt: at Mississippi.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:08
17-T.Openshaw extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
45
14
Touchdown 9:08
14-K.Shurmur complete to 19-C.Duncan. 19-C.Duncan runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
1
yds
00:59
pos
45
13
Point After TD 13:50
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
45
7
Touchdown 13:50
13-E.Holyfield runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
50
yds
00:40
pos
44
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:34
98-R.Blankenship 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
65
yds
05:55
pos
38
7
Point After TD 10:17
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
7
Touchdown 10:17
1-S.Michel runs 50 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
69
yds
01:04
pos
34
7
Point After TD 13:14
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
7
Touchdown 13:14
11-J.Fromm complete to 5-T.Godwin. 5-T.Godwin runs 47 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
80
yds
01:46
pos
27
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:28
17-T.Openshaw extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 0:28
7-R.Webb runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
01:30
pos
21
6
Point After TD 1:58
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 1:58
27-N.Chubb runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
90
yds
06:12
pos
20
0
Point After TD 13:08
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 13:08
11-J.Fromm complete to 7-D.Swift. 7-D.Swift runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
50
yds
01:30
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:53
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 7:53
27-N.Chubb runs 33 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
78
yds
02:46
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 27 11
Rushing 21 3
Passing 6 8
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 7-11 6-15
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-2
Total Net Yards 532 236
Total Plays 68 53
Avg Gain 7.8 4.5
Net Yards Rushing 423 64
Rush Attempts 54 22
Avg Rush Yards 7.8 2.9
Net Yards Passing 109 172
Comp. - Att. 10-14 17-31
Yards Per Pass 7.8 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-17 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-46 5-25
Touchdowns 6 2
Rushing TDs 4 1
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 1-59.0 7-36.3
Return Yards 20 76
Punts - Returns 1-20 1-13
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 3-63
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 7/7 2/2
Extra Points 6/6 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
4 Georgia 6-0 71417745
Vanderbilt 3-3 070714
109 PASS YDS 172
423 RUSH YDS 64
532 TOTAL YDS 236
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.6% 102 2 0 201.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 836 10 2 164.4
J. Fromm 7/11 102 2 0
J. Eason 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 24 0 0 167.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 28 0 0 90.7
J. Eason 3/3 24 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 150 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 406 4
S. Michel 12 150 1 50
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 138 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 618 8
N. Chubb 16 138 2 33
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 51 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 130 1
E. Holyfield 7 51 1 15
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 60 2
J. Fromm 4 36 0 19
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 264 1
D. Swift 4 32 0 15
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 125 1
B. Herrien 9 28 0 7
J. Eason 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -12 0
J. Eason 1 -11 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 70 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 327 5
T. Godwin 2 70 1 47
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 217 2
J. Wims 2 20 0 12
A. Crumpton 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
A. Crumpton 2 17 0 10
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 45 1
D. Swift 2 8 1 5
J. Holloman 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
J. Holloman 1 7 0 7
C. Woerner 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
C. Woerner 1 4 0 4
T. Blount 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Blount 0 0 0 0
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 65 0
R. Ridley 0 0 0 0
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 77 1
I. Nauta 0 0 0 0
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 58 1
M. Hardman 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-4 0 0.0
R. Smith 6-1 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
J. Reed 4-0 0.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
D. Baker 4-1 0.0 0
M. Parrish 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Parrish 3-0 0.0 0
J. Taylor 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Taylor 3-0 0.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
D. Bellamy 3-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Davis 2-1 0.0 0
M. Rice 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Rice 2-0 0.0 0
D. Sanders 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
D. Sanders 1-1 0.0 0
D. Marshall 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Marshall 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.0
J. Ledbetter 1-2 0.0 0
D. Hawkins-Muckle 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Hawkins-Muckle 1-0 0.0 0
T. Crowder 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Crowder 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
4-1 0 0.0
T. Clark 1-0 0.0 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Walker 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 1 0.0
T. McGhee 1-0 0.0 0
J. Rochester 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
J. Rochester 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 6/6
SEASON FG XP
6/7 26/26
R. Blankenship 1/1 27 6/6 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 59.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
25 43.2 1
C. Nizialek 1 59.0 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 10.6 20 0
M. Hardman 1 20.0 20 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Shurmur 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 172 1 0 112.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.8% 1157 12 1 143.7
K. Shurmur 17/31 172 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Webb 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 47 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 245 3
R. Webb 12 47 1 28
K. Blasingame 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 114 0
K. Blasingame 7 7 0 7
T. Sherfield 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
T. Sherfield 1 7 0 7
J. Wakefield 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 83 0
J. Wakefield 1 2 0 2
K. Lipscomb 16 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
K. Lipscomb 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Lipscomb 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 55 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 211 4
K. Lipscomb 3 55 0 38
T. Sherfield 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 334 1
T. Sherfield 4 47 0 18
C. Scott 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 62 1
C. Scott 4 35 0 20
C. Duncan 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 196 2
C. Duncan 4 20 1 10
T. Ellis 36 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
T. Ellis 1 14 0 14
J. Wakefield 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 -1 0
J. Wakefield 1 1 0 1
D. Rivers 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Rivers 0 0 0 0
N. Marcus 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 17 1
N. Marcus 0 0 0 0
Ja. Pinkney 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 135 2
Ja. Pinkney 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Smith 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
E. Smith 6-1 0.0 0
L. Wiley 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
L. Wiley 6-0 0.0 0
T. Tarpley 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
T. Tarpley 5-1 0.0 0
O. Burks 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.0
O. Burks 5-3 0.0 0
Z. Jones 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
Z. Jones 5-0 0.0 0
Da. Odeyingbo 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 1 0.0
Da. Odeyingbo 4-3 0.0 0
J. Griffin 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-0 0 0.0
J. Griffin 4-0 0.0 0
T. Ferguson 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Ferguson 3-0 0.0 0
R. White 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
R. White 3-1 0.0 0
J. Williams 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Williams 3-0 0.0 0
J. Woods 74 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
J. Woods 2-1 1.0 0
T. Herndon 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Herndon 2-0 0.0 0
C. Tidd 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Tidd 2-0 0.0 0
J. Wynn 49 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
J. Wynn 2-1 0.0 0
C. Wright 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
C. Wright 1-2 0.0 0
N. Lealao 77 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
N. Lealao 1-2 0.0 0
B. Lewis 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
B. Lewis 1-0 1.0 0
J. Smith 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Smith 1-1 0.0 0
D. Sheffield 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Sheffield 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Openshaw 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/3 17/17
T. Openshaw 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Loy 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 36.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 39.3 1
S. Loy 7 36.3 1 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Wakefield 32 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 20.8 25 0
J. Wakefield 2 21.5 25 0
C. Duncan 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 20 0
C. Duncan 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Lipscomb 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 6.0 13 0
K. Lipscomb 1 13.0 13 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:39 UGA 17 2:46 8 83 TD
5:16 UGA 21 1:07 4 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:35 VANDY 45 1:30 9 45 TD
8:10 UGA 20 6:12 13 80 TD
0:28 UGA 25 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 25 1:46 5 75 TD
11:21 UGA 36 1:04 4 69 TD
9:29 UGA 25 5:55 11 65 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:59 UGA 50 0:40 6 50 TD
10:15 UGA 27 0:00 1 72 Fumble
9:08 UGA 25 8:28 13 52 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 VANDY 19 4:04 8 12 Punt
7:53 VANDY 25 2:29 5 34 Punt
3:56 VANDY 16 2:15 7 14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 VANDY 28 4:51 9 27 Punt
1:58 VANDY 25 1:30 6 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:14 VANDY 21 1:29 3 7 Punt
10:17 VANDY 25 0:41 4 8 Punt
3:34 VANDY 25 2:30 5 25 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:50 VANDY 25 3:26 6 13 Punt
10:07 UGA 1 0:59 4 1 TD