The Notre Dame Fighting Irish went into Athens, Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in a battle of top ten teams.
#7 Notre Dame went into the game as two touch down underdogs to #3 Georgia.
The Irish went into halftime up 10-7, but Jake Fromm and the Bulldogs were able to outscore Notre Dame 16-7 in the second half to win the game.
Fromm completed 20-26 of his passes for 187 yards and a touchdown. The guy has an NFL arm and should be a top ten draft pick when he decides to come out.
The key differences in the game were:
- Notre Dame’s penalties. They had 12 penalties for 85 yards. Most of them were pre snap infractions, as the Georgia faithful were loud and proud, cheering on their Dawgs.
- Time of Possession. Georgia out possessed the Irish 34:31-25:29, and you could tell the Irish were gassed in the second half. Some could say they took a few liberties with injury time outs:
Can’t believe Notre Dame is out here faking injuries.
pic.twitter.com/imWb9FWK0v— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) September 22, 2019
3. Notre Dame’s inability to run the ball. Notre Dame’s lead rusher was Tony Jones Jr. He finished with 9 carries for 21 yards. Not gonna cut it.
Here are some high lights:
(@FightingIrish) September 22, 2019
The Bulldogs answered rather…swiftly. pic.twitter.com/1R2qYgeqtB— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 22, 2019
D'ANDRE SWIFT ISN'T AFRAID OF HEIGHTS pic.twitter.com/XYZu2U48NY— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 22, 2019
The Irish continue to fight and Georgia's lead is down to six. pic.twitter.com/U3Sh4VVLop— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 22, 2019
THE BULLDOGS SAY NO pic.twitter.com/5jJlO2Fz2v— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 22, 2019
Both teams still have a real shot at the College Football Playoffs.