Victory at new road venue

Georgia won in front of a smaller than usual crowd on Saturday in Little Rock.

Georgia played in front of its smallest crowd of the season at War Memorial Stadium where there was an announced attendance of 54,959.

“I tried to tell the team that is a special place for Arkansas and to expect a crowd that’s going to get after us and be just as dynamic as if there was 85,000,” Richt said. “That was the big thing to let them know that we were in for a normal SEC venue where the fans are going to support their team.”

Georgia had never played in Little Rock before but are now 5-0 in games in the state, with the other four in Fayetteville. There were some snafus.

The scoreboard clock malfunctioned in the first quarter, prompting referee Matt Moore to announce from the field: “Please turn the game clock off.” Time was kept on the field at that point.

Wireless access in the press box was spotty throughout.

This and that

Georgia’s 38 first half points were its most in an SEC game since 1984 when it led Vanderbilt 42-21 en route to a 62-35 win.…Wide receiver Blake Tibbs left the game in the first half with a concussion. …Ray Drew’s blocked point after after Arkansas’ first touchdown was the first by the Bulldogs since 2012 when Kwame Geathers did it against Florida Atlantic.

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