Georgia vs. Arkansas game



Georgia vs Arkansas

The Arkansas vs. Georgia game was a huge matchup in Week 5 of College Football. Both teams came into the matchup ranked in the top ten, with Arkansas being ranked number eight in the country, and Georgia sitting at number two in the nation according to the AP polls. The game was played in Athens, Georgia in Sanford Stadium at 12pm. The game was the most anticipated matchup of the week; therefore, College Gameday chose it to be the game of the week to broadcast on ESPN.

Number eight in the country, Arkansas, came into the game coming off of a huge SEC divisional victory over Texas A&M at a neutral site in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium. At the time of the matchup, Texas A&M was ranked seventh in the nation, while Arkansas was ranked 16th. Arkansas dominated for four quarters of that game, with the end score being 20-10. According to ESPN, Arkansas offense was ranked 32nd in the country, while their defense was ranked 25th in the country. Arkansas was undefeated going into the game against Georgia as Arkansas had beat Rice, Georgia Southern, and number 15, Texas, this season. Arkansas headed into the game against Georgia as the underdog of the matchup.

Second in the nation, Georgia came into the Arkansas matchup after dominating Vanderbilt on the road in Nashville, Tennessee. Georgia beat their SEC divisional opponent in a shutout fashion with a score of 62-0. Georgia was in complete control from the start, since only 11 minutes and 52 seconds into the first quarter, Georgia put up 35 points. Georgia walked into the Arkansas game also 4-0 on the year as they had beaten UAB, South Carolina, and number three, Clemson. Georgia’s offense according to ESPN was ranked 48th in the country, while their defense was ranked second in the country.

The game started with Georgia showing their dominance early. Georgia’s offense was on fire, scoring two touchdowns early in the first quarter of the game. The first touchdown was scored by Zamir White on a three yard run. Similarly, Kendall Milton ran one yard to score the second touchdown. Georgia’s third touchdown came off of a blocked punt by Dan Jackson that was recovered in the endzone by Zamir White, which brought the Georgia score to 21-0. White scored for a third time in the fourth quarter on a 15 yard run to make the score 34-0. Additionally, Georgia kicked three field goals in the game to make them win in another shutout fashion with a score of 37-0.

Arkansas couldn’t get much going in this game as they had a total of eight first downs while only getting a first down on three of 12 third downs. Arkansas was only able to rack up a total of 162 yards, as they passed for 87 yards and ran for 75 yards. Arkansas did not help themselves in this game with 13 total penalties for 101 yards. Although Georgia was able to get a total of 345 yards, only 72 of those yards were passing yards. Whereas in the run game they ran the ball for a total of 273 yards. In addition to this, Georgia was able to get 23 first downs although they went 4-12 when converting on third downs. Georgia truly deserved the win from their domination throughout all four quarters of the game to their extremely dedicated fan base.

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