Dogs take care of business, Georgia Southern

It wasn’t as easy as it may look on the scoreboard.

No. 5 Georgia beat Georgia Southern 45-14 at Sanford Stadium on Saturday. But for one half at least, the Eagles had the Bulldogs worried.

The teams had played to a tie at 7 through the first 23 minutes and the Bulldogs were clinging to a 10-7 lead inside the final two minutes of the first half with Georgia Southern threatening to score a go-ahead touchdown. But the last 90 seconds of the half changed the course of the game.

Georgia Southern’s Trevor McBurnett was called for a personal foul for a chop block on noseguard Kwame Geathers on a run that would have made it first-and-goal inside the 5. Instead, the penalty backed up the Eagles to the 22 and kicker Alex Hanks missed the 37-yard field goal attempt.

Aaron Murray made the Eagles pay. Though Georgia took over with only 1:03 on the clock and no timeouts, it would need only 59 seconds to score another touchdown. Murray hit Malcolm Mitchell with a 24-yard strike down the …

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