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Eyes on Jacob Eason in Georgia vs. Appalachian State

03 September 2017

What isn't mentioned quite as much is that App State came to Georgia in 2013 and lost 45-6, or that the Mountaineers hosted Miami last season and lost 45-10.

"You can improve your pass rush by bringing more guys, or you can rush four better", Smart said, "and obviously I like to rush four better rather than bringing more guys, so we've tried to find ways to do it".

In a week, the Bulldogs will walk into the shadows of Touchdown Jesus and face one of college football's most storied programs at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish beat Temple 49-16 Saturday.

"The big plays were tough", senior defensive back A.J. Howard, who led the team with 11 tackles, said.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Fromm, a one-time Alabama commitment and a four-star prospect from Houston County, drew praise from Smart soon after arriving on campus as an early enrollee for his work in the film room and his ability to lead.

Sophomore QB Jacob Eason went down with a knee sprain in the third offensive series, but freshman Jake Fromm stepped in in efficient fashion.

Fleck and Minnesota may not have played a ideal game, but it was good enough to go 1-0 to start the season after Minnesota got by Buffalo.

"The way we finished the fourth quarter is Appalachian State football", Satterfield said.

Besides Lamb, Appalachian State got 38 rushing yards from Jalin Moore, whose longest run was 22 yards.

The field goal was blocked by Corey Lynch and the return ran the remaining seconds off the clock, leaving MI fans dumbfounded.

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Eyes on Jacob Eason in Georgia vs. Appalachian State

For Georgia to win the SEC East this season in Kirby Smart's year two, having Eason along with some talented wide receivers and running backs around him will be key. Ten seasons ago the Mountaineers pulled off their famous victory against MI and previous year they put a scare into Tennessee to open the season. During the next drive, he was hit out of bounds and sidelined for the rest of the game. They took Tennessee into overtime previous year before losing, and they lost not because Tennessee was so great, but because the Vols recovered their own fumble in the end zone after Appalachian State made a solid defensive play to cause the fumble. "He's one of our brothers and we're going to rally him and he's going to be good".

Running game gradually opens up: Georgia's run game looked sluggish midway through the first quarter.

Eason was injured on a late hit in the first quarter and needed help leaving the field.

With every completion, the cheers grew louder and so did Fromm's confidence.

Fromm was 8 of 12 for 109 yards in the first half, and Georgia took a 21-0 lead into halftime.

The Bulldogs now lead Appalachian State, 7-0, early in the second quarter on ESPN. The junior college transfer caught the pass at the 3 with his back to the end zone and turned and stretched for the score. He ran for 10 touchdowns.

The Mountaineers (0-1) narrowly avoided suffering their first shutout in nearly 12 years. In 2014, Georgia had 28 sacks and 71 TFLs. But his second drive ended with points on the board.

Former Alcovy and Eastside players had an impact in the game.

The Bulldogs and Fromm weren't done, scoring again on their third straight possession when Michel capped a four-play 57-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run.

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Eyes on Jacob Eason in Georgia vs. Appalachian State