Georgia football dominates UAB, moves to 4-0

Carson Beck scores four total touchdowns as the Bulldogs moved to 4-0 with a dominant win over the UAB Blazers.

The Georgia Bulldogs moved to 4-0 with a dominant 49-21 home win over the UAB Blazers. Georgia did not play a complete game against UAB, but the Dawgs got the job done.

The Bulldogs have now won 22 straight home games dating back to 2019.

Quarterback Carson Beck powered Georgia to a victory over UAB. Beck scored four total touchdowns and completed 22 of 32 passes for 337 passing yards with no interceptions. Beck missed a few deep passes, but avoided interceptions. The Bulldogs were much more efficient in the red zone against UAB (Georgia scored touchdowns on all six red zone trips). The Dawgs got off to a better start and scored on their first offensive drive.

Tight end Brock Bowers caught two touchdown passes and totaled 120 receiving yards on nine receptions in the Georgia win. The Bulldog offense racked up 31 first downs and 581 total yards.

Georgia turned over the ball three times and allowed UAB to score 21 points. Georgia lost a pair of fumbles and reserve quarterback Gunner Stockton threw a late interception for the Bulldogs.

The Dawgs did not get a chance to test freshman kicker Peyton Woodring. The Georgia offense never put Woodring in a position to take a kick, but he did make all seven of his extra points.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is now 85-15 in his first 100 games as the head coach at Georgia, which is the best record through 100 games in SEC history.

Defensive back Tykee Smith recorded an interception for the Georgia defense. The Georgia defense allowed UAB to convert on only four of 15 third-down attempts. Georgia gave up 250 passing yards to UAB.

Georgia’s special teams struggled. The Bulldogs had a few issues with fumbles on kick returns.

Checking in on Georgia football transfers ahead of Week 4

Georgia football transfers are seeing a lot of action during the first three weeks of the college football season

Georgia football players tend to shine when they find new homes. The Bulldogs lost 15 players to the NCAA transfer portal in the 2023 offseason. The Dawgs lost additional talent in the 2021 and 2022 transfer windows.

Former Georgia receiver Adonai Mitchell has played the best of any Georgia transfer to start the season. Mitchell had a massive game in Week 2 as the Texas Longhorns upset the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Let’s take a look at how some of the top Georgia football transfers performed during the first three weeks of the college football season:

Kirk Herbstreit ranks his top seven CFB teams ahead of Week 4

Kirk Herbstreit names the college football teams that would make his College Football Playoff ahead of a tantalizing Week 4 schedule.

ESPN “College GameDay” college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is amped up for Week 4 of the 2023 college football season.

Week 4 features seven games between ranked opponents. The best game of the week is probably Ohio State at Notre Dame, but you can’t go wrong as long as you are watching college football. Georgia is one of the only top teams that does not face a conference opponent this week.

College football fans should expect their to be a big change in the rankings after Week 4, which should be one of the best weeks of college football all year.

Who are Kirk Herbstreit’s top seven college football teams? Who would make his College Football Playoff if the season ended today?

3 Georgia Bulldogs among NFL’s rushing leaders ahead of Week 3

Three former Georgia Bulldog running backs are among the NFL’s leading rushers after two weeks

The Georgia Bulldogs are known for recruiting and developing elite talent at the running back position. It is crazy to think that Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley, and Sony Michel all shared a backfield together during their time at Georgia.

The NFL is an evolving sport. Teams do not rely on running backs as much as they once did, but establishing the run is still critical to an offense’s ability to have success.

Three Georgia Bulldogs are among the NFL’s top five leading rushers after Week 2.

Who are the NFL’s leading rushers entering Week 3?

Watch: Kirby Smart’s halftime speech against South Carolina

Kirby Smart and other leaders of the Georgia football team all spoke as the Dawgs trailed 14-3 at halftime against South Carolina

The Georgia Bulldogs trailed 14-3 at halftime against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Week 3. In the first half against South Carolina, Georgia faced its first real adversity of the season.

The Bulldogs outscored the Gamecocks 21-0 in the second half. The Dawgs forced a pair of Spencer Rattler interceptions in the second half and did a much better job of disrupting the Gamecocks’ offense.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, injured safety Javon Bullard, linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson, defensive coordinator Glenn Schumann and center Sedrick Van Pran spoke during halftime for the Bulldogs.

Let’s take a look at what they had to say:

Georgia’s leadership helped the Bulldogs weather the storm and turn it around in the second half against South Carolina. Kirby Smart pretty much predicted what would happen in the second half.

Kirby Smart reached out to Nick Chubb, thinks he’ll make full recovery

UGA football coach Kirby Smart thinks Nick Chubb can make a fully recovery from his leg injury. Smart has seen him do it before before

Georgia Bulldogs football head coach Kirby Smart has seen Nick Chubb recover from a devastating leg injury before. In Smart’s first season as the head coach at Georgia, he relied heavily on Nick Chubb to power the Bulldogs’ offense.

In fact, Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards and scored two touchdowns against North Carolina in his first game back following a devastating knee injury in he suffered in 2015.

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is one of the most well-liked and respected players in the NFL. Chubb is humble and just wants to win.

Nick Chubb suffered a season-ending left knee injury during Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nick Chubb was carted off the field after injuring the same knee that he hurt during the 2015 Tennessee game at Georgia.

Kirby Smart knows that Nick Chubb is a resilient guy, but more importantly, Smart emphasizes that Chubb is a great person.

He’s an incredible human being first and foremost. What kid still goes back to their high school weight room, strength coach, program, track and works out the way he does? It’s very rare in the sports world to find someone as humble and just a great person like he is.

Nick Chubb is one of the lowest maintenance superstars in the NFL. Kirby Smart noted that he did reach out to Nick Chubb after his serious injury.

I reached out to him. I know he’s probably flooded with all kinds of (messages) and people reaching out to him, so no expectation of anything in return. Just a lot of respect for him and what he did for this program in terms of toughness, buy-in, and giving back.

Tons of Nick Chubb’s former teammates and athletes across the NFL and NBA prayed for Chubb after his leg injury.

Smart and Georgia associate athletic director of sports medicine Ron Courson both think that Nick Chubb will be able to make a full recovery.

I talked to Ron (Courson) about it today, and I think he’ll make a full recovery and bounce back. That’s just who he is so he’ll be ready to get back after it.

If Nick Chubb could return from his latest serious leg injury, then he would be nearing uncharted territory.

Kirby Smart gives injury update on UGA safety Javon Bullard

Kirby Smart gives injury update on star Georgia football safety Javon Bullard ahead of UAB game

Georgia Bulldogs standout safety Javon Bullard went down in first quarter of the Ball State game with an ankle injury. Bullard was unable to play against South Carolina after he tried to give it a go in warmups.

Georgia safety David Daniel-Sisavanh started in place of Bullard against South Carolina. Safety Dan Jackson, who had a fourth quarter interception against South Carolina, also saw more action in Bullard’s absence. Sophomore safety Malaki Starks is Georgia’s other starter.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart noted on Sept. 19 that Bullard has not returned to practice, so it is unlikely he will play in Week 4 against UAB.

He (Bullard) hasn’t been able to do much. He warmed up (against South Carolina), didn’t feel great in warmups, so we shut him down and hasn’t done much this week in terms of practice. I asked him today, and he is underwater running, got a boot on, but he has not been able to practice.

Bullard is a key cog in the Georgia defense. He was named the defensive MVP of national championship and the College Football Playoff semifinal against Ohio State. Bullard is playing safety, which is his usual position, after playing the star position at a high level in 2022.

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Bullard’s combination of speed and sure tackling helps the Georgia pass and run defense play at an elite level. Bullard finished last season with two interceptions, 46 tackles, and 3.5 sacks. Bullard was a 2023 preseason All-SEC selection.

6 things to know about Georgia football’s opponent: UAB

UAB is a more familiar opponent for Georgia football than you may think.

The Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) host the UAB Blazers (1-2) on Sept. 23. The game will be Georgia’s fourth straight home game to start the 2023 college football season.

The Georgia-UAB game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN2.

The defending back-to-back national champions are coming off a 24-14 home win over South Carolina. Georgia is 3-0, but still looking for a complete performance.

Georgia has won 21 straight home games entering the UAB game. The Blazers last traveled to Athens, Georgia, in 2021. Georgia starting quarterback Carson Beck actually played a fair amount against the Blazers back in 2021.

What should Georgia football fans know about UAB?

Photos: Highlights of Georgia Bulldogs in NFL Week 2

Checking on how former UGA football standouts in the NFL performed in Week 2

Several Georgia Bulldogs in the NFL continued their strong starts to the 2023 season.

Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was disruptive for the Philadelphia Eagles, who have the most former Bulldogs of any NFL team. Eagles running back D’Andre Swift had a career night in the Eagles’ win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker recorded 17 tackles against the Atlanta Falcons in an impressive showing. There are almost too many former Georgia football stars in the NFL to keep track of, but don’t worry we have you covered!

Let’s check in on how numerous Georgia Bulldogs in the NFL performed in Week 2 including one unfortunate injury update.

Kirby Smart updates Georgia’s extensive injury list

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said, “We have the longest injury list we’ve ever had since being here.” UGA football is banged up

Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart is hoping the Dawgs can get healthier over the next several weeks. Georgia has a slew of injuries following the South Carolina game.

Kirby Smart noted just how bad Georgia’s injury situation is when speaking with the media.

We have the longest injury list we’ve ever had since being here.

Health and depth was a major reason why Georgia was able to win back-to-back national championships. The Bulldogs will rely on some key depth pieces over the next several weeks. Georgia hosts UAB in Week 4 before playing against three straight SEC opponents and then finally getting a bye week.

Here’s all of the injuries that Kirby Smart provided updates on: