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Dominant 3rd quarter leads No. 7 Georgia past Southern, 48-6

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FCS Southern played competitive football for a half, but No. 7 Georgia used four touchdowns on four possessions to run away from the Jaguars 48-6 in their first-ever game with an SEC school. 

Heisman Trophy contender Nick Chubb had 15 carries for 131 yards and two touchdowns, plus a 24-yard scoring catch to lead the Bulldogs. 

Southern held Georgia's running game in check during the first half, and only trailed 17-6 late in the second quarter after Lenard Tillery's 16-yard touchdown run. 

Tillery finished the game with 75 yards rushing on 19 carries, as the Southern offense dominated time of possession 35:35 to 24:25 in the game. 

However, Austin Howard was just 8 of 19 passing for 69 yards, as the Bulldogs (4-0) outgained Southern (2-2) 532-184 yards of total offense. 

Devon Gales, a sophomore from Central High School, was taken to a local hospital in Athens after suffering a spinal injury in a serious head-on collision and had to be carted off the field. 

Southern has the next week off and will travel to play Alabama A&M on October 10.

Scoring Plays: 

Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan hit a 47-yard FG. (UGA 3, SU 0 - 9:42 1st Qtr)

Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert threw to Nick Chubb for a 24-yard TD. (UGA 10, SU 0 - 7:56 1st Qtr)

Georgia's Sony Michel rushed 7 yards for a TD. (UGA 17, SU 0 - 0:57 1st Qtr)

Southern running back Lenard Tillery ran for a 16-yard TD. (UGA 17, SU 6 - 8:06 2nd Qtr) 

Georgia's Morgan kicked a 25-yard FG. (UGA 20, SU 6 - 1:46 2nd Qtr)

Georgia's Chubb ran for a 16-yard TD. (UGA 27, SU 6 - 13:27 3rd Qtr)

Georgia's Lambert threw to Malcolm Mitchell for a 23-yard TD. (UGA 34, SU 6 - 8:45 3rd Qtr)

Bulldogs' Chubb rushed 49 yards for a TD. (UGA 41, SU 6 - 4:08 3rd Qtr)

Bulldogs' Michel ran 58 yards for a TD. (UGA 48, SU 6 - 2:08 3rd Qtr)

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