Zamir White rushed for 2 touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for an additional rating, and No. 2 Georgia pounded No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 on Saturday within the Bulldogs’ second consecutive shutout.

Georgia (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 21-0 lead within the first quarter regardless of taking part in with out quarterback JT Daniels, who was held out with a proper lat damage.

Stetson Bennett crammed in for Daniels and handed for less than 72 yards because the Bulldogs relied on their working recreation and top-rated protection to beat Arkansas (4-1, 1-1).

Georgia, main the nation in complete protection and scoring protection following final week’s 62-0 win at Vanderbilt, held Arkansas to 10 first downs and 156 yards.

The Bulldogs rushed for 273 yards whereas persevering with their committee method at working again. James Cook had 87 yards on 12 carries. Kenny McIntosh had 57 yards. Kendall Milton ran for 48 yards, together with a 1-yard landing.

White had scoring runs of three and 15 yards. He completed with 68 yards on 16 carries.

Georgia stretched its result in 21-0 when Dan Jackson blocked Reid Bauer’s punt and White fell on the ball ultimately zone.

Daniels was in uniform, however he missed his second recreation of the season after testing the damage in pregame warmups. An indirect damage stored Daniels out of the Bulldogs’ 56-7 win over UAB on Sept. 11.

Arkansas additionally had quarterback questions after KJ Jefferson missed a lot of the second half of final week’s win over Texas A&M with a bruised left knee. Jefferson returned for the ultimate drive and had the knee wrapped whereas beginning in opposition to Georgia.

Jefferson accomplished 8 of 13 passes for 65 yards. Malik Hornsby took over at quarterback within the closing quarter.

Jack Podlesny kicked discipline targets of 46, 30 and 37 yards. Cam Little was vast proper from 37 yards within the second quarter for the Razorbacks.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: The Razorbacks did not match the top-10 requirements set by Georgia. They harm themselves with 13 penalties for 100 yards, together with two false-start flags earlier than they may run a play. Pressure brought on by Georgia’s protection and the group noise, particularly in the beginning of the sport, was overwhelming.

Georgia: The Bulldogs confirmed spectacular depth when pressured to play with out their beginning quarterback. Bennett managed the sport, finishing just a few early passes after which leaning closely on the Bulldogs’ lengthy listing of working backs. The protection, in the meantime, flourished whereas irritating Jefferson and smothering the Razorbacks’ floor recreation. The protection confirmed it deserves its prime rating, making the staff appear to be a critical contender for a similar honor.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Arkansas: The Razorbacks’ protection recovered after Georgia’s 21-0 first-quarter lead, permitting solely two discipline targets within the subsequent two quarters. It was too late to save lots of Arkansas from a possible drop within the Top 25. Despite fading within the closing quarter, Arkansas might not fall far within the ballot, because of wins over Top 25 groups Texas and Texas A&M.

Georgia: The Bulldogs solidified their No. 2 rating. Another dominant defensive displaying over an Arkansas staff that was averaging 35.8 factors may earn Georgia extra first-place votes.

UP NEXT

Arkansas visits No. 12 Mississippi on Saturday.

Georgia visits No. 22 Auburn on Saturday. Georgia has a four-game win streak within the collection, together with a 27-6 victory final season in Athens.