Georgia’s Chubb Proves Too Much For Louisville To Handle In Belk Bowl

Louisville’s first bowl as an ACC member didn’t go quite as planned. They ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the Georgia Bulldogs, who no doubt were ready to take the field, dominate, and move on from an embarrassing late-game display against Georgia Tech.

In what many believed would be a classic match-up of Georgia’s power run philosophy vs Louisville’s quick-strike passing scheme, it was actually Georgia who took to the air for the first score. Much maligned Georgia QB Hutson Mason connected with Chris Conley for a 44 yard TD pass, giving Georgia an early 7-0 lead. On the next drive, Louisville would throw a counter-punch when Gerald Christian brought in the 11 yard TD pass from Kyle Bolin.

Over the next few drives, Louisville would attempt to absorb a series of body blows from Georgia. Marshall Morgan hit two FG’s, one from 41 yards out and another from 22. Nick Chubb also scored on a 31 yard run, and at Halftime the score would be 20-7 Bulldogs.

In the 3rd Quarter, Chubb, who just turned 19, exploded for an 82 yard run, leading to Sony Michel’s 2 yard TD run, 27-7 UGA. Louisville would mount a small comeback on a 6 yard TD run by Brandon Radcliffe making the score 27-14, but that’s the best Louisville could do. Morgan added another 41 yard FG for Georgia. Then, Nick Chubb delivered the knockout blow, rushing for an 8 yard TD, and Louisville was down for the count. Final score 37-14.

Nick Chubb was the star of the show rushing 33 times for 266 yards and 2 TD’s. Louisville’s star receiver, DeVante Parker, had a good performance with 8 catches for 120 yards. I’m sure Louisville would have preferred a better performance in their first chance to represent their new conference in a bowl game, but considering the performance of the rest of the conference, Louisville fans shouldn’t hang their heads, just get a W for us next year. Truth be told, we really wanted you for basketball.

Happy New Year Folks!

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82 yard run byut chubb 3rd q 4:30? just turned 19

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