HOW THEY SCORED
ATHENS, Ga. — Staff writer David Paschall examines the scoring drives from Georgia’s 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday:
GA — Mecole Hardman 5-yard pass from Jake Fromm (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 11:24 Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards, 3:36 Key play: An offside penalty helped Georgia pick up its inaugural first down of the game, and Elijah Holyfield emphatically produced the second one by breaking free up the middle and then racing down the right sideline for a 66-yard gain to MTSU’s 8-yard line.
GEORGIA 7, MTSU 0
GA — Jeremiah Holloman 11-yard pass from Fromm (Blankenship kick), 4:02
Drive: 5 plays, 51 yards, 2:19 Key play: Following a 26-yard interception return by Bulldogs cornerback Deandre Baker to the MTSU 49, third-string tailback Brian Herrien opened the drive with a 21-yard run to the 28.
GEORGIA 14, MTSU 0
GA — Tyler Simmons 56-yard run (Blankenship kick), 14:51 Drive: 6 plays, 94 yards, 2:40 Key play: Backup quarterback Justin Fields entered for the first time with 2:31 remaining in the first quarter and had his initial pass result in a 20-yard gain to tight end Isaac Nauta out to Georgia’s 32-yard line.
GEORGIA 21, MTSU 0
GA — Hardman 70-yard punt return (Blankenship kick), 7:19 Key play: Hardman burst up the middle before heading right and having only MTSU punter Matt Bonadies to beat. It wasn’t pretty, as Hardman made an inside move near the 25-yard line and blew past Bonadies for the score.
GEORGIA 28, MTSU 0
MT — Patrick Smith 41-yard pass from Brent Stockstill (Matthew Bonadies kick), 4:21 Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:58 Key play: Stockstill and Smith connected on 5- and 12-yard gains to open the drive and stunned the Bullogs on the score when Smith took a short pass and broke free down the right sideline.
GEORGIA 28, MTSU 7
GA — Riley Ridley 12-yard pass from Fromm (Blankenship kick), 2:14
Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 2:01 Key play: Fromm threw over the MTSU secondary to Holloman for a 65-yard gain to the Blue Raiders’ 14.
GEORGIA 35, MTSU 7
GA — Fields 15-yard run (Blankenship kick), 0:23
Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 0:54 Key play: Fields looked sharp in the two-minute offense, with his 8-yard scramble for a first down to the MTSU 47-yard line being accompanied by another 15 yards after Blue Raiders linebacker Khalil Brooks was flagged and ejected for targeting.
GEORGIA 42, MTSU 7
GA — Jayson Stanley 9-yard pass from Fields (Blankenship kick), 6:33
Drive: 10 plays, 90 yards, 4:36 Key play: Receiver Demetris Robertson took a speed sweep 18 yards out to Georgia’s 33-yard line, and the Bulldogs got another 15 on the play when the Blue Raiders were flagged for a personal foul. GEORGIA 49, MTSU 7