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UGA Football Listed as Major Favorite for First Road Game - The Rivalry with Auburn

September 24, 2023

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ATHENS - No. 1 UGA Football has been installed as a significant favorite to win at Auburn on Saturday. 

According to FanDuel, Georgia is listed as an 18.5-point favorite to beat the Tigers Saturday. It is the first time this season the Dawgs have been listed as being lower than a 20-point favorite in 2023. This will be UGA’s first road game of the years. Georgia beat UAB 49-21 in Athens on Saturday.

UGA will travel to Auburn for a 3:30 kickoff on CBS. It is the second time this season the Bulldogs will play on that network. Georgia will also play the Gators on CBS, and it is very possible UGA will play Kentucky on CBS next week in Athens. The Bulldogs have won all of their contests by ten points or more this season. 

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Here are some news and noted from Georgia’s big win over UAB on Saturday....

*Offensive Highlights: In tonight’s 49-21 win, Georgia tallied a season-high 581 yards of total offense on 76 plays. In the first half, the Bulldogs gained 322 yards on 40 plays in building a 28-14 lead. 

Georgia scored a TD on its first possession of a game for the first time this season. The Bulldogs went 75 yards on six plays in 2:51 for a 7-0 lead. The drive was capped by a 12-yard pass from Carson Beck to Arian Smith. After UAB tied the game at 7, Georgia responded with a 72-yard TD drive on nine plays in 4:04 for a 14-7 edge. Also, Georgia went 92 yards on seven plays in 2:32 to build a 21-7 lead. This TD drive featured a 41-yard TD catch by junior Brock Bowers who finished with a team-leading 120 yards on nine catches and a pair of TDs.   

In three quarters of play, junior QB Carson Beck went 22-for-32 for a career-high 337 yards and career-high 3 TDs plus he had a one-yard TD plunge. Then, QBs Brock Vandagriff and Gunner Stockton saw action in the final quarter.

Senior WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint had a career-high 94 receiving yards on three catches including a career-long 50-yarder.

The Bulldogs ran for 188 yards on 36 carries with four TDs. Senior RB Daijun Edwards had a team-high 66 yards on 12 carries with two TDs. Senior Sevaugh Clark notched his first career rushing TD as it covered seven yards. 

*Bowers Moving Up In the Bulldog Record Book: Junior TE Brock Bowers had a team-high nine catches for 120 yards including a 41-yard TD and a 10-yard TD. Tonight marked his eighth career game of at least 100 yards receiving and seventh time with 2 TDs in a game. 

He has 22 career TD catches which is third in school history. Bowers went over the 2,000 yards receiving career mark in the second quarter. He is one of only 10 Bulldogs to have at least 2K career receiving yards and currently has 2,079, which ranks ninth. 

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