HOW THEY SCORED

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - SPORTS -

ATHENS, Ga. — Staff writer David Paschall ex­am­ines the scor­ing drives from Ge­or­gia’s 49-7 win over Mid­dle Ten­nessee State on Satur­day:

FIRST QUAR­TER

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

SEC­OND QUAR­TER

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

THIRD QUAR­TER

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

FOURTH QUAR­TER

No scor­ing

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