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Not even Mother Nature could slow down No. 9 Georgia vs. ULM today

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Heisman hopeful Nick Chubb rushed for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns as No. 9 Georgia (1-0) powered its way past ULM (0-1) Saturday afternoon in Athens, 51-14. Not even a weather delay could slow down the momentum of the Georgia offense. Lightning in the area forced the game to be suspended for over an hour, but Georgia had long since had their way with the WarHawks.

Chubb opened the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and Virginia transfer quarterback Greyson Lambert (who started for the Bulldogs) got in the score sheet with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jeb Blazevich just 20 seconds later. Aaron Davis intercepted a pass from ULM quarterback Garrett Smith on the first play of the ensuing drive after Chubb’s touchdown run.

The onslaught of Georgia offense continued in the second quarter with the Bulldogs adding three more touchdowns before ULM could get on the board just before halftime. Special teams got involved in the second half for Georgia with a blocked punt netting the team two more points midway through the third quarter. Lambert added his second touchdown of the game minutes later with a 28-yard pass to Malcolm Mitchell.

Chubb is going to continue to be the main cog in Georgia’s championship plans, but it must have been encouraging to see Lambert have himself a solid afternoon running the offense. Brice Ramsey did see some playing time as well, completing his only two pass attempts of the game for 51 yards and a touchdown, but Lambert proved why he was named the starter by Mark Richt. Now let’s see what he does in the next game.

Georgia will jump into SEC play in Week 2 with a road trip to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt. The Commodores are coming off a tough loss at home against Western Kentucky on Thursday night.

ULM gets a home game next week and should bounce back. The WarHawks will host Nicholls State, but they go to Alabama two weeks later after a bye week.

Nick Chubb’s 2 TDs fuel Georgia to 35-7 halftime lead on ULM

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Louisiana-Monroe has a history of giving a scare to some SEC opponents. That will not be the case this afternoon, with the WarHawks already down 35-7 at the half in Athens against Georgia. Georgia running back Nick Chubb has started his season on a good foot, with 77 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Chubb’s touchdowns runs came from 14 yards in the first quarter and 23 yards in the second quarter, with the latter capping a 96-yard drive on just six plays. But Chubb’s start to a potential Heisman campaign is just one fo the stories this afternoon for the SEC East favorites. Virginia Transfer Greyson Lambert has been efficient in his debut with the Bulldogs. Lambert has started his afternoon completing six of eight pass attempts for 113 yards and a touchdown. Brice Ramsey has also stepped in to run the offense, completing his first two pass attempts for 51 yards  and a touchdown as well.

ULM did get on the scoreboard just before the end of the first half when Garrett Smith completed a touchdown pass to Rashon Ceaser from 22 yards out. Down 28 though, mounting a comeback should be difficult for the visitors in this one.

With Georgia off to a huge start, it is likely we may not see much of Chubb the rest fo the afternoon, but the quarterbacks could be a different story before Mark Richt has seen enough.