Georgia jumped on Mississippi State early and hasn’t let up, as the red and black Bulldogs hold a 14-3 halftime lead over the maroon and gray Bulldogs at the break in Athens.
After forcing a three-and-out to open the game, Georgia took a bite out of Mississippi State’s jugular on its first play of the game as Jake Fromm hit Terry Godwin for a 59-yard flea-flicker touchdown.
Georgia then forced another punt and this time swiftly marched down the length of the field, moving 78 yards in eight snaps and culminating in a 7-yard Nick Chubb dash.
Mississippi State put together its only sustained drive in its final chance before the half, consuming 4:29 over a 12-play, 51-yard drive that stalled at the Georgia 9-yard line. Jace Christmann punched in a 26-yard field goal with 1:14 left in the half to get the visitors on the board. Nick Fitzgerald has carried the load for Mississippi State, and taken a punishment from Georgia as a reward. He’s 10-of-18 passing for 64 yards with eight carries for a team-high 30 yards.
Fromm has been perfect in his first SEC start, hitting all eight of his throws for 160 yards and the score to Godwin. Chubb leads all runners with 34 yards and a score on eight carries.
Georgia will receive to open the second half.