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Georgia runs past Southern

2921 days ago
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Nick Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a TD pass to lead No. 7 Georgia to a 48-6 win over Southern on Saturday.

Chubb had scoring runs of 9 and 49 yards in the third quarter. The 49-yarder gave him 12 straight games with at least 100 yards rushing. He scored on a 24-yard pass from Greyson Lambert in the first quarter.

Georgia (4-0) led 17-0 in the first quarter and then played in the second quarter as if looking ahead to next week's visit from No. 12 Alabama.

Lenard Tillery's 16-yard scoring run for Southern (2-2) quieted the Georgia fans on a soggy day. The Bulldogs' only points in the second quarter came on a field goal.

Georgia quickly stretched the 20-6 halftime lead with four third-quarter touchdowns.

Lambert completed 9 of 10 passes for 146 yards with two touchdowns -- his second straight week with only one incompletion. Brice Ramsey played most of the second half and completed 11 of 14 passes for 125 yards.

Lambert set a NCAA record for accuracy in at least 20 pass attempts by completing 24 of 25 (96 percent) for 330 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 52-20 win over South Carolina.

Georgia put the game away in the third quarter. In addition to Chubb's two scoring runs, Sony Michel scored on a 58-yard run and Greyson Lambert had a 23-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell.

Michel ran for 75 yards, including a 7-yard scoring run in the first quarter.

Tillery led the Jaguars with 75 yards rushing. Austin Howard completed 8 of 19 passes for 69 yards.

Lambert, who set a Georgia record by completing his last 20 pass against South Carolina, stretched the streak to 22 consecutive completions before he missed on a pass to Reggie Davis to end the Bulldogs' first drive. Marshall Morgan's 47-yard field goal gave Georgia a 3-0 lead.

A highlight of the day was the halftime show by Southern's famous band called "The Human Jukebox." The band earned an ovation from Georgia fans following the high-energy show.

Southern wide receiver Devon Gales was placed on a backboard and stretcher and carted off late in the third quarter. There was no immediate word on Gales' possible injury.