HONORS BOWL HISTORY SPECIAL THANKS 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl | 79 WELCOME BOWL EVENTS GEORGIA TCU GAME 4: #23 Ole Miss 45, #12 Georgia 14 Sept. 24 | Oxford, MS The Georgia Bulldogs were handed their first loss of the season against the No. 21 Ole Miss Rebels 45-14 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in front of an ESPN nationally televised audience and 65,843 attendees, second biggest in Ole Miss history. The Rebels came out firing by putting up 31 points in the first half and the deficit proved to be too large for the Bulldogs to mount another second half comeback. Ole Miss accumulated 510 total yards (330 through the air and 180 on the ground), while UGA managed 396 total yards with 230 rushing and 166 passing. Bulldogs’ freshman quarterback Jacob Eason went 16-for-36 for 137 yards with an interception and a fumble. Freshman tailback Brian Herrien led Georgia with 78 yards on 11 touches and two touchdowns, all career-bests. Junior tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel added 57 and 66 yards, respectively, on the ground. Michel notched a team-high 34 receiving yards on two catches. Senior quarterback Chad Kelly led Ole Miss with 282 yards passing on two touchdowns, and he had a team-high 53 yards rushing with one touchdown. Senior tight end Evan Engram grabbed team-high six receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldogs got on the board in the third quarter as they orchestrated a 75-yard, 7-play drive capped with a touchdown. Herrien had 43 yards on the drive with a 10-yard scurry to make it a 45-7 game. At the 7:38 mark in the fourth quarter, Georgia and Herrien reached the end zone again as the tailback finished the Bulldogs’ longest drive of the game (79 yards in 12 plays) with a one-yard touchdown run. Eason amassed 45 yards on 5-for-6 passing, while he added 8 yards on the ground. Defensively, junior safety Dominick Sanders led the team with seven tackles and added a sack, while fellow safety Aaron Davis recorded an interception. BRIAN HERRIEN HIT PAYDIRT TWICE IN GEORGIA’S LOSS TO OLE MISS.
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