Georgia Football: Bulldogs Smartly Cruise Versus Vanderbilt

Georgia Football, D'Andre Swift (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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The Georgia Football program had a successful opening to the 2019 season, by defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 30-6. Many fans were disappointed that the beating wasn’t worse, but the Bulldogs staff was smart to ease up against Vanderbilt.

The Georgia Football team got off to a hot start against Vanderbilt. They scored touchdowns on their first three drives of the game, during their season opening victory. Yet the second half output, left fans with concerns.

A Tale of Two Halves

Bulldogs First Half Offense Runs Smoothly

The Bulldogs carved up the Vanderbilt offense masterfully to begin the contest. Georgia scored on eight plays in less than four minutes on the game’s opening drive.

D’Andre Swift looked especially explosive, ripping off 27 yards on two carries during the game’s first drive. The fact that Vanderbilt had to use a horse collar tackle to bring Swift down on his first run, added another 15 yards of field position for the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Georgia Bulldogs capped off their first drive, with a touchdown pass of three yards from Jake Fromm to Demetris Robertson. Robertson who transferred to Georgia from the University of California, looked especially fast catching three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. He also added two carries for 29 yards on  jet sweeps.

The Dawgs second drive yeiled similar results. Running backs D’Andre Swift and Brian Herrien did most of the heavy lifting for UGA, carrying the ball twice each. The Bulldogs sprinkled in completed passes of 17 and 15 yards to Demetris Robertson and Matt Landers during the drive.

The Georgia Bulldogs second scoring drive was capped off by a shifty 18 yard run, by sophomore running back James Cook. The second drive covered 89 yards in five minutes and 30 seconds.

The Bulldogs defense forced a second consecutive punt and the offense again went to work on drive three. The team once again looked impressive.

New offensive coordinator James Coley used a variety of running backs on the drive. D’Andre Swift carried the ball three times, Brian Herrien toted it twice and James Cook caught a pass out of the backfield.

Jake Fromm also hit on a big play 38 yard pass play, to senior wide receiver Lawrence Cager during the drive. The Georgia Bulldogs also drew a pass Interference play on Vanderbilt, while marching towards pay dirt.

UGA scored their third consecutive touchdown on a one yard run by Brian Herrien. The scoring march took just four minutes and three seconds off the game clock, while covering seven plays and 80 yards.