Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, left, speaks with Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson before the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Photo: John Bazemore/AP
Photo: John Bazemore/AP

Halftime recap: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia led Georgia Tech 17-7 at halftime in Saturday's 112th installment of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.”

The Bulldogs scored first after a 12-play, 61-yard drive. Running back Nick Chubb plowed into the end zone from one yard out to put Georgia ahead 7-0 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  

After Georgia Tech burned 6:23 off the clock only to turn the football over on downs, Georgia marched down the field to extend its lead. Quarterback Jake Fromm hit wide receiver Javon Wims for an 21-yard touchdown strike to put the Bulldogs up 14-0 midway into the second quarter. 

The Yellow Jackets cashed in on their next possession, which also lasted over six minutes. Quarterback TaQuon Marshall hit a wide-open Ricky Jeune in the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the defeicit to 14-7 just before halftime.

Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship hit a 37-yard field goal at time expired in the first half to conclude the scoring through the first two quarters.

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