Red Bests Black For G-Day Win
SOURCE: UGA ATHLETICS
Team Red defeated Team Black by a 25-22 score in front of 66,133 fans at Sanford Stadium in the University of Georgia’s annual G-Day football game to close out spring practice on Saturday afternoon.
A late nine-play drive for the Red team, led by quarterback Jake Fromm, was capped by the decisive 28-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship with just 1:03 remaining in the game to seal the victory for the Red squad.
Fromm finished the game 14-for-23 through the air for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Jacob Eason, the signal-caller for Team Black, went 16-for-36 for 311 yards and two scores.
Prather Hudson (Brookstone alum) recorded a game-high 45 yards on the ground, followed closely by Elijah Holyfield and his 41 yards plus a score.
Terry Godwin (Callaway alum) was the game’s leading receiver with 130 yards through the air while Tyler Simmons led the Red squad with 114 receiving yards and a touchdown.
“I’m really excited about our fan base, to have 66,000 people (at G-Day) makes me proud to be a Bulldog.” said Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart. “I know our kids certainly appreciated it and I wanted to thank our fans for that… Overall I was pleased with today. I’m excited about the growth of our team. We saw some players get better throughout the entire spring, so I’m certainly excited for that.”
University of Georgia junior defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter, sophomore running back Brian Herrien, and sophomore tight end Charlie Woerner were named the recipients of the Coffee County Hustle Award highlighting the annual spring football award winners.
For the first time, Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart presented the awards to all of the honorees on the Sanford Stadium field following the G-Day game.