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Sep. 20, 2016

A Georgia wide receiver who didn’t make the trip to Missouri last weekend could be back for Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. Freshman Riley Ridley is practicing in a regular jersey after sustaining a broken bone in his right hand working on the punt team against Nicholls State on Sept. 10. Ridley underwent surgery to […] - Full Story

The suspension of Georgia sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter will carry into Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. After that? Coach Kirby Smart didn’t want to go there when asked after practice Tuesday. “He’s suspended this week,” Smart said. Ledbetter was twice arrested on alcohol charges and his suspension could be six games as mandated by […] - Full Story

 Only 36 and a half hours after Georgia closed the book on a thrilling 28-27 road win at Missouri, Kirby Smart clearly had spent a lot of time since that game studying tape of Ole Miss, this week’s opponent. That didn’t leave many minutes for the Bulldogs coach to fuss with his appearance. “They’ve played […] - Full Story

Georgia may be 3-0 and coming off a dramatic 28-27 victory at Missouri Saturday, but the mood was anything but light when Kirby Smart met with the media on Monday for his weekly press conference. The first-year Bulldogs coach was as combative as he’s ever been since his December hire during his 20 minute session. […] - Full Story

Neither Georgia’s kicking jobs seem secure as the fourth game week of the season began Monday. William Ham could need a good week of practice in the lead-up to Saturday’s Ole Miss game to handle field goals again after missing both his attempts at Missouri. Rodrigo Blankenship’s kickoff job also could be on the line […] - Full Story

Christian Robinson is in his second season as an Ole Miss graduate assistant, but may not be 100 percent Rebel when it comes to Saturday’s game against Georgia. At least that’s how Georgia inside linebacker Reggie Carter sees it. “My boy, C-Rob,” Carter said. “He’s the one that’s going to be torn if anything. He’s […] - Full Story

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Sep. 18, 2016

Kirby Smart held his thumb and index finger barely apart to make his point in a cramped press conference not far from Georgia’s locker room following the Bulldogs’ 28-27 nail-biting win against Missouri Saturday night. “Look guys we’re this close, this close to losing that one,” Smart said. “We’re this close to being 1-2. We […] - Full Story

COLUMBIA, Mo. | A pair of emerging gunslinging quarterbacks turned Saturday night into a shootout at Faurot Field. Georgia true freshman Jacob Eason, making his first road start and second in college, passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns. The last one gave the highly-touted Washington state product a signature moment early in his career and […] - Full Story

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Sep. 17, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Jacob Eason’s second straight start at quarterback for Georgia was kept under wraps. Then Eason provided Georgia with the gift of some clutch passing on a night he threw three for touchdowns and rolled up 308 yards through the air on 29 of 55 passing with an interception in a thrilling 28-27 win […] - Full Story

COLUMBIA, MO. | Isaiah McKenzie continues to show that he has expanded his game well beyond just being a dangerous return man. He’s now Georgia’s go-to receiver. He had a career-high 10 catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 20-yard touchdown with 1:29 to play in Georgia’s 28-27 win at Missouri Saturday night. […] - Full Story

COLOMBIA, MO. | Georgia sophomore cornerback Juwuan Briscoe and his secondary mates in general had a rough first-half during which Missouri quarterback Drew Lock threw for a whopping 322 yards and two touchdowns. Briscoe, a product of Waldorf, Md., recovered a fumble on a Missouri completion in the second quarter after cornerback Aaron Davis knocked […] - Full Story

COLOMBIA, Mo. | Christian Payne became a frequent target out of the backfield for Jacob Eason in the first half Saturday against Missouri. Eason and Payne connected on four passes for 34 yards, including the junior fullback’s first touchdown for the Bulldogs on a 2-yard screen. Eason hit the 6-foot-1, 242-pounder from Prince Avenue Christian […] - Full Story

COLOMBIA, Mo. | Freshman Solomon Kindley made his Georgia debut when he lined up at right guard on a third-and-1 in the second quarter. Georgia got stopped short of the marker, but an illegal substitution penalty gave the Bulldogs the first down. Also playing for the first time were freshman running back Elijah Holyfield on […] - Full Story

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Welcome to Faurot Field, where Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Missouri’s Barry Odom will make their head coaching debuts in SEC play. These teams have squared off four times previously when Mark Richt and Gary Pinkel were coaches. After 15 seasons at their programs, change came. Pinkel retired and Richt was dismissed and landed […] - Full Story

COLUMBIA, Mo. | No. 16 Georgia’s visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts. Georgia’s Kirby Smart, who was a defensive back for the Bulldogs from 1995-98, and Missouri’s Barry Odom, who played linebacker for the Tigers from 1996-99, are eager to get their first conference win at the helm of […] - Full Story

Four-star ranked wide receiver Mark Webb announced Friday night on Facebook Live he will play his college football at Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound receiver from Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Pa. chose the Bulldogs over nearly two dozen other schools, including Alabama, North Carolina and Penn State. Webb joins his friend running back D’Andre Swift, […] - Full Story

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Sep. 16, 2016

There was such a pall over the Georgia football team the last time it traveled to play Missouri it felt like the program had just lost a loved one, center Brandon Kublanow remembers. “It was like your grandma died or something,” the senior said this week before No. 16 Georgia headed to Columbia, Mo., for […] - Full Story

Missouri pass protection vs. Georgia outside linebackers Missouri threw 40 passes in its 61-21 shellacking of Eastern Michigan a week ago and didn’t surrender a single sack. Georgia got to Drew Lock four times in the Bulldogs’ 9-6 victory in Athens last season, including one sack by outside linebacker Davin Bellamy. The redshirt junior and […] - Full Story

CUT DOWN ON TURNOVERS Nicholls State started drives at the Georgia 30-, 7- and 9-yard lines after three turnovers. Those were turned into two touchdowns and a field goal. The Bulldogs can’t afford to be giving away short fields against a Missouri team that looked explosive last week. It would help if Georgia’s defense responded […] - Full Story

OFFENSE EDGE: EVEN Missouri’s offense looked like world-beaters last week, but they were rolling up 647 yards of total offense against an Eastern Michigan team that ranked 122 nd in the FBS last year in total defense and 119 th in passing defense. Still, Drew Lock looks much improved from last season when he was […] - Full Story

When Georgia’s Kirby Smart talked this week about how Missouri’s offense this season with quarterback Drew Lock is making defenses cover the field from one sideline to the other, it may have sounded like typical coachspeak. It also rang true based on how Lock stretched Eastern Michigan all over the field to the tune of […] - Full Story

Georgia junior tight end Jeb Blazevich was named to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Thursday.  Blazevich is one of 12 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) selected based on their commitment to community service. For 25 years, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has recognized a select group of college […] - Full Story

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Sep. 14, 2016

One of Georgia’s decisions on its travel roster for Saturday’s game at Missouri looks like it has been made due to injury. Freshman wide receiver Riley Ridley was on the side and not practicing Wednesday while wearing a cast on his right arm, It could be a wrist/hand injury. Ridley has played in both games […] - Full Story

During the two periods of practice open to the media Tuesday, there was a clear pecking order among the top two Georgia quarterbacks that coaches are considering for the starting job for Saturday’s game at Missouri. Fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert went first. Freshman Jacob Eason was second. It may or may not be a harbinger […] - Full Story

Georgia will open its 2017 SEC football schedule at home against Mississippi State and play South Carolina in November for the first time since 1980 before the Gamecocks joined the SEC. The opponents were already known for Georgia next season, but the schedule release on Tuesday night provided the dates. Mississippi State visits Georgia on […] - Full Story