Bama Embarrasses Dawgs: Quick Notes

ATHENS - Quick notes from Georgia's 38-10 loss to Alabama.

*Chubb Hits Century Mark For 13th Time: Sophomore TB Nick Chubb matched Herschel Walker’s school record mark of 13 consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing after going for 146 yards on 20 carries (7.3 avg.) and a touchdown.  Chubb is only the 16th player to have at least 100 yards against Alabama’s defense since 2005.  With Walker in attendance, he highlighted his performance with an 83-yard touchdown at the end of the third quarter, which equaled his previous long run set against Charleston Southern in 2014.  Those are the eighth-longest rushing touchdowns in school history.  Chubb is the active FBS leader with 13 consecutive games with at least 100 yards.  He moved up to ninth in school history in career rushing yards now with 2,292.

*Marshall Puts Bulldogs On The Board:  Senior PK Marshall Morgan connected on a 27-yard field goal early in the second period to even the score at 3-all.  Morgan has now scored the third-most points in Georgia history (354) and is 5-for-7 on field goals this season and 51-for-66 in his career. Coming into today, Morgan was fourth for NCAA active players in points.  Also of note, Morgan set an SEC record for career PATs made with 202.

*Series History: After today’s 38-10 decision by Alabama, the Crimson Tide lead the series 38-25-4. The series is 2-2 in Sanford Stadium when both teams are ranked in the top 25. Under Mark Richt, the Bulldogs are 3-3 against Alabama.

*Last Time:  The Tide blocked Collin Barber’s punt from Georgia’s 16-yard line late in the second quarter and ran the loose ball in for a touchdown to give Alabama a 17-3 edge.  The last time a Bulldog opponent blocked a punt and took the ball for a touchdown was in 2013 by Tennessee’s Devaun Swafford.

At the beginning of the third quarter, Alabama’s Eddie Jackson intercepted a Brice Ramsey pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.  The last time an opponent had an interception and returned it for a score was in 2013 when Nebraska’s Will Compton went 24 yards for a touchdown following a pick.  Ramsey finished the game 1-for-6 for 20 yards and two interceptions while junior QB Greyson Lambert started the game and went 10-for-24 for 86 yards and one interception.

*Points off Turnovers:  The Bulldogs are even in turnover margin for the season after recovering two fumbles today but giving up three interceptions and having a fumble.  Georgia has scored 24 points off seven turnovers while opponents have scored seven points off seven Bulldog miscues.  Senior OLB Jordan Jenkins forced a fumble that senior N Chris Mayes recovered early in the first quarter.  Georgia punted at the end of the next series.  Late in the third quarter, senior ILB Jake Ganus ripped away a loose ball to give the Bulldogs another possession.  On the next series, Lambert fumbled the ball right back to Alabama.  Ramsey also threw a pair of picks while Lambert had one. The Tide scored seven points off one of the picks on a 50-yard return. 

*Tackles:  Junior ILB Tim Kimbrough posted a career-high 13 stops to lead the Bulldogs.  Senior ILB Jake Ganus added a career-high 10 tackles.

*Injury Report:  Sophomore Isaiah McKenzie sustained a left hamstring injury on a kickoff in the second quarter and did not return.

*For Starters:  True freshman DT Trenton Thompson started for the first time in his career.  The Bulldogs have had five true freshmen starters this season and 10th first-time starters in 2015.

*Helmet Sticker:  The Bulldogs are wearing a “33” decal on their helmets in honor of Southern University’s Devon Gales, who sustained a spinal cord injury during his team’s game against the Bulldogs last weekend in Athens.

*Next Up: No. 8 Georgia (4-1, 2-1 SEC) travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to host Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC) on Oct. 10.  CBS will televise the matchup at 3:30 p.m.  The Volunteers play host to Arkansas at 7 p.m.

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