Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift's long wait has ended.
Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia's depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring.
Georgia done in by unusual rash of miscues in Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fumbles and other failings put favored Georgia in a big hole in the Sugar Bowl.
A fumble by running back D'Andre Swift deep in Bulldogs territory and a botched punt attempt on a low snap led to 10 first-half points for a feisty Texas squad looking to make a statement that it was on its way back to elite status. Missed tackles helped the Longhorns sustain two other scoring drives, and that wasn't all that went wrong for No. 6 Georgia in a 28-21 loss on Tuesday night.
No. 6 Georgia, No. 14 Texas clash in Sugar Bowl showdown
Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Georgia (11-2, No. 5 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 14 Texas (9-4, No. 15 CFP) at New Orleans, Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Sugar Bowl Matchup
No. 6 Georgia (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 14 Texas (9-4, 7-2 Big 12, No. 15 CFP), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
Georgia: The Bulldogs are led by running backs D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield. Swift has run for 1,037 yards and 10 touchdowns while Holyfield has been nearly as productive with 956 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns.
Georgia routs Ga Tech 45-21, Alabama up next for SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Bring on Alabama.
Jake Fromm threw a career-best four touchdown passes, D'Andre Swift ran for 105 yards and No. 5 Georgia romped into the Southeastern Conference championship game with a 45-21 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (11-1, No. 5 CFP) couldn't afford a slip-up, not with a rematch against the top-ranked Crimson Tide looming next week in Atlanta.
Swift runs for 186 yards, No. 5 Georgia beats Auburn 27-10
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift is still hurting.
Imagine how opposing defenses must be feeling.
Swift turned in a career-best performance for the second week in a row, rushing for 186 yards Saturday night and breaking loose on a 77-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter that finished off No. 5 Georgia's 27-10 victory over Auburn.
The Bulldogs struck for a pair of touchdowns late in the first half to take control.
No. 5 Georgia carries on its tradition as Running Back U
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When Elijah Holyfield was pondering where he wanted to go to college, he certainly took an interest in history.
Specifically, Georgia's long lineage of great running backs.
"It was a very big deal to me. I've watched Georgia football for a long time and I've really loved all the Georgia backs," said Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield . "It had a lot to do with my decision."
No. 5 Georgia has SEC East locked up but eyes CFP vs Auburn
Auburn (6-3, 3-3 SEC, No. 24 CFP) at No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 5 CFP), 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Another dominant RB duo has Georgia back in SEC title chase
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Georgia is heading back to the Southeastern Conference championship game behind a new running back tandem that has capably stepped in for the dynamic duo that led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last year
No. 6 Georgia tops No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch SEC East
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Georgia believed it had a point to prove.
Bulldogs running backs D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield spent all week hearing about the rushing prowess of Kentucky's Benny Snell Jr. Georgia's defensive players kept fielding questions about their inability to stop the run or rush the passer consistently.
Rivals Florida, Georgia meet in high-stakes ‘Cocktail Party’
No. 9 Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) vs. No. 7 Georgia (6-1, 4-1) at Jacksonville, Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 6½.
Series record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 51-43-2. Florida insists it didn't compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it 50-43-2.
QB Fields runs for 2 TDs, No. 2 Georgia tops Vols, 38-12
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — There wasn't much offensive flair in what Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm described as a "ground and pound" game against Tennessee.
There was, however, a new mix at quarterback and that may have been the most notable action in No. 2 Georgia's 38-12 victory over the Vols on Saturday.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Already looking ahead to Georgia-’Bama
Two weeks into the season and it is already tempting to ponder another Georgia-Alabama game in Atlanta with big stakes.
The loudest statements are made on the road and No. 3 Georgia made quite a racket on Saturday. The Bulldogs coasted past No. 24 South Carolina in a game that was supposed to represent the toughest test among East Division competition for the Bulldogs.
Massive line is key for No. 3 Georgia’s rebuild on offense
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A massive front five should help Georgia adjust to some dramatic changes on offense.
The projected starters on No. 3 Georgia's offensive line in Saturday's opener against Austin Peay have an average weight of more than 320 pounds. Four of the five are 6-foot-5 or taller.
Elijah Holyfield, one of the tailbacks looking to replace 2017 seniors Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, says the line forms a beautiful mountain of red jerseys.
Fromm appears set at quarterback for No. 3 Georgia’s opener
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The last remaining strand of drama in the Georgia quarterback competition may have disappeared when Jake Fromm was asked about possible starters at tailback.
Fromm, No. 3 Georgia's returning starter, had complimentary comments about D'Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield and other running backs on Monday before adding "I'm really excited to see who will be standing next to me when we go out for the first drive."
Swift looks to fulfill hype as Georgia reloads at tailback
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Zamir White's knee injury takes some of the mystery out of Georgia's attempt to reload at tailback after losing Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to the NFL.
D'Andre Swift, already the favorite to take the first snap in No. 3 Georgia's opener against Austin Peay on Sept. 1, now is even more important to the Bulldogs.
No. 7 Georgia protects playoff hopes, crushes Georgia Tech
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia took care of its state bragging rights so it could shift its focus to bigger championships.
Sony Michel ran for 85 yards and a touchdown, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 7 Georgia protected its playoff hopes with a dominant 38-7 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
"It was important to us," Michel said. "It was important to Dawg Nation. By us playing so well today, it means a lot."
No. 3 Georgia tries to stay unbeaten against rival Florida
No. 3 Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) vs. Florida (3-3, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 14.
Series Record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 50-43-2. Florida insists it didn't compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it 49-43-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Georgia's unbeaten record and lofty ranking as well as Florida's three-game winning streak in the series.