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Notre Dame loses another big game but gains some respect

Sep. 22, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect. Now the question is: Can they still make the College Football Playoff with a...

No. 3 Georgia holds off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17

Sep. 22, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a raucous Saturday night between the hedges, No. 3 Georgia held on for a gutsy win that might have ramifications all the way to the College Football Playoff. For No. 7 Notre Dame, it was another big-game loss but a performance that should bring more respect. Jake Fromm threw a 15-yard...

Super showdown: No. 3 Georgia takes on No. 7 Notre Dame

Sep. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, this was the game that signaled Georgia's return to national prominence. Now, it's a chance to solidify the Bulldogs' standing as a perennial championship contender. Third-ranked Georgia will host No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday night to wrap up a home-and-home series that...

All-America Watch: Georgia's JR Reed relies on home lessons

Sep. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.R. Reed plays for one of the nation's powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No problem. Family time prepared him well for what it took to earn a starting job in Georgia's secondary. "That's where I found the love and passion for sports, no...

Remember Wendy: UGa fans don pink to honor Anderson's wife

Sep. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As Blake Anderson thought about all that pink between the hedges, he struggled to hold back the tears. The emotions are still very raw for the Arkansas State coach, whose wife Wendy died last month after a two-year fight against breast cancer. But even as time eases the pain, he'll never...

No. 3 Georgia romps to another win, 55-0 over Arkansas State

Sep. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Now, the real season begins for No. 3 Georgia. Finishing off a dominating run through their first three games, the Bulldogs romped to a 55-0 win over Arkansas State on Saturday. Jake Fromm threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns before taking the rest of the day off, while Georgia's...

Georgia vs Arkansas State: A game with stark dose of reality

Sep. 13, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Blake Anderson doesn't want it to be about him. Yet it's impossible to ignore his pain. When No. 3 Georgia hosts Anderson's Arkansas State team on Saturday, the game will come with a stark dose of real life. Anderson's wife, Wendy, died Aug. 19 after a two-year battle with breast cancer....

Georgia's first 3 games have the feel of an NFL preseason

Sep. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, the first three weeks of the season appear to have all the significance of an NFL preseason. Two dominant victories against overmatched opponents. Another game Saturday against a big underdog. To those on the outside, it looks like nothing more than a...

Correction: T25-Murray State-Georgia Preview story

Sep. 7, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 previewing the Murray State-Georgia college football game, The Associated Press reported erroneously the Georgia kicker as Ricardo Blankenship. His name is Rodrigo Blankenship. A corrected version of the story is below: No. 3 Georgia not taking anything for granted vs...

No. 3 Georgia romps to 63-17 victory over FCS Murray State

Sep. 7, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a sweltering day, Georgia took a while to get going. By halftime, the Bulldogs could start cooling down. D'Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns, Jake Fromm threw for 166 yards and a score, and No. 3 Georgia broke loose in the second quarter for a 63-17 rout of FCS school Murray State on...