ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia.
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 kicker Blankenship to return for senior season
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship says he'll be returning to the Bulldogs for his senior season.
The specialist known for his thick glasses announced his decision on Twitter. He wrote, "I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Dawg Nation, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE."
Georgia safety J.R. Reed returning for senior season
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia safety J.R. Reed says he is returning for his senior season, giving the Bulldogs good news two days after the offense lost four juniors to the NFL draft.
Reed announced on his Twitter account Sunday he made the decision after consulting with his family and Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Reed was second on the team with 66 tackles while starting every game.
Georgia’s Holyfield, Hardman, Ridley, Nauta enter NFL draft
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's offense was hit with a four-player exodus of juniors to the NFL on Friday that took away the team's top three receivers and second-leading rusher.
Tailback Elijah Holyfield, tight end Isaac Nauta and wide receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman announced Friday they are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
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.
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.
Despite loss, Georgia still has clear path to SEC title game
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jonathan Ledbetter and Elijah Holyfield say No. 7 Georgia got just what it needed from a lopsided loss at LSU.
The defeat kept the Bulldogs humble during last week's bye and allowed time to reflect on what went wrong and how to keep it from happening again.
No. 2 Georgia faces another early road test at Missouri
No. 2 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Missouri (3-0, 0-0), noon ET (ESPN).
Line: Georgia by 14½.
Series record: Georgia leads 6-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Bulldogs can go 2-0 in their September road SEC tests, which would further solidify their spot as runaway SEC East favorites. Missouri is looking for a huge home victory to bolster QB Drew Lock's Heisman campaign.
Georgia’s Holyfield gets advice from dad after big game
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Elijah Holyfield's famous father offered some advice after the Georgia junior was stopped short of the goal line on a 66-yard run last week.
Fromm leads No. 3 Georgia past Middle Tennessee 49-7
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart believes his Georgia players won't be lulled into complacency by three blowout wins.
The Bulldogs won their coach's trust with their hard work preparing for Middle Tennessee.
Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing only the first half, as No. 3 Georgia overwhelmed Middle Tennessee 49-7 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were impressive in their final preparation for a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games.
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."
The Georgia football team held its ninth open practice, and 10th total practice, of the spring on Tuesday. Members of the media were allowed a viewing period of 11 minutes. Here are a few observations from The Red & Black.
The period began with several of the defensive players taking reps against a lineup that consisted of Mecole Hardman in the wildcat, rotating that position with Justin Fields, Jake Fromm and Stetson Bennett.
No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs run for 423 yards, rout Vandy 45-14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs knew they could run the ball better than they did last season, and now they're starting to show just how much they can punish opposing defenses.
Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and fifth-ranked Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-14 Saturday despite missing three players from the Bulldogs' stingy defense.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield faces a one-game suspension from Georgia's football team after his arrest on misdemeanor marijuana charges.
An online booking report from the Clarke County Jail shows sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield was charged early Monday with possession of marijuana of less than an ounce and possession and use of drug related objects, He was arrested by university police and released on bond less than an hour later.
Georgia QB race could be affected by health of top RBs
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says the health of the Bulldogs' top running backs could help decide who opens the season as the starting quarterback.
Star tailback Nick Chubb ran with the first-team offense on Saturday as he continues his recovery from left knee surgery midway through the 2015 season. So far, Chubb has been practicing with no restrictions, but Georgia has not been tackling to the ground.