Georgia Football: Bulldogs Smartly Cruise Versus Vanderbilt

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Dawgs Second Half Offense Causes Fan Concerns

The problem that many Georgia Football fans had with the ballgame, was the performance of the teams offense in the second half. Despite the fact that Georgia’s defense totally shut down the Commodores in half number two, the offense managed to score just nine points.

The Bulldogs.marched the ball easily down the field to open the second half, just as they did in the first half. D’Andre Swift did most of the damage on the drive, gaining 60 yards on four carries. Zamir White even got into the action with his first career carry.

Unfortunately for the Dawgs, a holding penalty forced them to settle for a Rodrigo Blankenship field goal. The Bulldogs turned it over on downs the following drive, when D’Andre Swift was stopped for a three yard loss, after Georgia used a short field to take the ball to the Vanderbilt 17 yard line.

The following drive, UGA gained one first down on a big 20 yard run to Zamir White. They were then forced to punt, after collecting another drive killing holding penalty.

The Dawgs next possession, they again exploded up the field. Demetris Robertson scampered for a 14 yard gain to move the chains on the second play. The ensuing play saw Jake Fromm hit freshman wide receiver Kearis Jackson on a 31 yard pass play, however he fumbled the football and Vanderbilt made the recovery.

The Georgia Bulldogs added more points to the scoreboard on their fourth drive of the half. Unfortunately their short yardage running game failed them again. After gaining one first down, Brian Herrien was stopped for no gain, on a third down and one play. Rodrigo Blankenship then booted his second field goal of the contest.

The Bulldogs got one last crack at the end zone on a drive that featured Zamir White. He looked powerful and agile, gaining 25 yards on three carries. His 12 yard run took the ball to the Vandy 17.

However after that, Jake Fromm threw three straight incompletions to end the drive. He threw four straight incompletions overall on the drive. Rodrigo Blankenship ended the scoring with a 31 yard field goal.