Explosive second quarter puts Georgia over Arkansas


The Georgia Bulldogs used an explosive 31-point second quarter to take down the Arkansas Razorbacks for their second straight road SEC win, 45-32.

In the continued absence of Todd Gurley, freshman running back Nick Chubb continued to prove that he’s an outstanding backup, rushing for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to carry the Georgia offense.

The Bulldogs thoroughly dominated the Razorbacks in the first half to the tune of a 38-6 lead after the first two quarters were done. Arkansas managed to mount a decent comeback during the second half, scoring 13 points in both of the final quarters, but that alone wouldn’t have been enough, and the Dawgs put seven points of insurance on the board after quarterback Hutson Mason connected with Chris Conley for a 36-yard touchdown.

Mason had anothe solid, yet unspectacular game under center for Georgia, completing 10 of his 17 passes and throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw for 179 yards and finished the game with a QBR of 74.7.

Only four players were featured in the passing game for the Bulldogs, with Conley getting half of the total receptions (5), while Michael Bennett had three catches, and Malcolm Mitchell and Chubb both had one apiece.

Conley was easily the standout receiver on the statsheet, picking up 128 yards through the air, inlcuding a long of 48 yards, and a touchdown.

While Mason’s numbers are hardly eye-popping, when Georgia’s rushing game continues to be dominant without its Heisman-quality running back playing, he’s doing everything he needs to do.

With this win over Arkansas, the Bulldogs have won five straight games and are sitting in first place in the Eastern Division of the SEC.