2019 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2019 Georgia Bulldogs football
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division champion
Sugar Bowl champion
SEC Championship Game, L 10–37 vs. LSU
Sugar Bowl, W 26–14 vs. Baylor
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
Record12–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJames Coley (4th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorDan Lanning (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorGlenn Schumann (1st season)
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746)
Uniform
Georgia bulldogs football unif.png
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x   7 1     12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2     11 2  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     8 5  
Missouri *   3 5     6 6  
South Carolina   3 5     4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7     3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^   8 0     15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2     11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3     9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5     6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6     4 8  
Arkansas   0 8     2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by fourth-year head coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia began the year ranked third in the AP Poll, and were considered the favorite to represent the East Division in the SEC Championship Game for a third consecutive year. On September 21, the team secured a win over then-No. 7 Notre Dame, 23–17. They suffered their first loss of the year when they were upset by unranked South Carolina at home. Georgia rebounded with wins over highly ranked rivals No. 6 Florida and No. 12 Auburn, and ended the regular season atop the East Division with an 11–1 record, 7–1 in SEC play, and ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings. In the SEC Championship Game, Georgia fell to West Division champion and eventual national champion LSU, 37–10. Georgia fell out of contention for the Playoff and received a bid to the Sugar Bowl to play Big 12 Conference runner-up Baylor, which Georgia won 26–14. The Bulldogs were ranked fourth in the season's final polls.

Georgia led FBS in scoring defense, but was 49th in scoring offense.[1][2] Safety J. R. Reed and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas were named consensus All-Americans. Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was the recipient of the Lou Groza Award as the nation's best placekicker. Quarterback Jake Fromm led the team in passing with 2,860 yards and 24 touchdowns. Running back D'Andre Swift led the team in rushing with 1,218 yards.

Preseason[edit]

SEC Media Days[edit]

The 2019 SEC Media Days were held July 15–18 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the preseason media poll, Georgia was projected to repeat as East Division Champion and SEC runner-up.[3]

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit]

The Bulldogs had eleven players selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

Schedule[edit]

Georgia announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018.[4] The 2019 schedule consists of 7 home and 4 away games in the regular season along with a neutral site game.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31, 20197:30 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 3ESPNW 30–640,350
September 74:00 p.m.Murray State*No. 3ESPN2W 63–1792,746
September 1412:00 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 3
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPN2W 55–092,746
September 218:00 p.m.No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 3
CBSW 23–1793,246
October 57:00 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 3ESPNW 43–1492,709
October 1212:00 p.m.South CarolinaNo. 3
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
ESPNL 17–20 2OT92,746
October 196:00 p.m.KentuckydaggerNo. 10
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPNW 21–092,746
November 23:30 p.m.vs. No. 6 FloridaNo. 8CBSW 24–1784,789
November 97:30 p.m.MissouriNo. 6
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPNW 27–092,746
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 12 AuburnNo. 4CBSW 21–1487,451
November 233:30 p.m.Texas A&MNo. 4
CBSW 19–1392,746
November 3012:00 p.m.at Georgia Tech*No. 4ABCW 52–755,000
December 74:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 LSUNo. 4CBSL 10–3774,150
January 1, 20208:45 p.m.vs. No. 7 Baylor*No. 5ESPNW 26–1455,211
Schedule Source:[5]

Roster[edit]

2019 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 George Pickens Fr
QB 2 D'Wan Mathis Fr
RB 3 Zamir White Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 4 James Cook So
WR 5 Matt Landers Redshirt.svg So
RB 6 Kenny McIntosh Fr
RB 7 D'Andre Swift Jr
WR 8 Dominick Blaylock Fr
QB 9 Nathan Priestly Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 10 Kearis Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 11 Jake Fromm Jr
WR 12 Tommy Bush Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 13 Stetson Bennett Redshirt.svg So
WR 14 Trey Blount Jr
WR 15 Lawrence Cager GS
WR 16 Demetris Robertson Jr
QB 16 John Seter Redshirt.svg So
WR 17 Josh Moran Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 17 Eli Wolf GS
TE 18 Brett Seither Fr
WR 19 Makiya Tongue Fr
RB 20 Sevaughn Clark Fr
QB 22 Jes Sutherland GS
WR 23 Willie Erdman Jr
RB 24 Prather Hudson Jr
WR 26 Patrick Burke Jr
RB 28 Anthony Summey Fr
RB 29 Darius Jackson Redshirt.svg So
WR 31 Reid Tulowitzky Redshirt.svg So
WR 32 Ty James Fr
RB 33 Ian Donald-McIntyre Jr
RB 35 Brian Herrien Sr
RB 36 Garrett Jones Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 37 Patrick Bond Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 39 K. J. McCoy Fr
TE 42 Mitchell Werntz Redshirt.svg So
OL 43 Chase Harof Jr
TE 44 Peyton Mercer Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 48 Jarrett Freeland Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 49 Koby Pyrz Jr
OL 50 Warren Ericson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 54 Justin Shaffer Jr
OL 55 Trey Hill So
OL 57 Daniel Gothard Jr
OL 58 Hayden Rubin Fr
OL 60 Clay Webb Fr
OL 61 Blake Watson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 64 David Vann Fr
OL 64 J. C. Vega Fr
OL 66 Solomon Kindley Jr
OL 67 Caleb Jones Fr
OL 69 Jamaree Salyer So
OL 70 Warren McClendon Fr
OL 71 Andrew Thomas Jr
OL 73 Xaxier Truss Fr
OL 74 Ben Cleveland Jr
OL 75 Owen Condon Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 78 D'Marcus Hayes Sr
OL 79 Isaiah Wilson Redshirt.svg So
WR 81 Jaylen Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 82 Kolby Wyatt Redshirt.svg So
WR 85 Cameron Moore Redshirt.svg So
TE 86 John FitzPatrick Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 87 Tyler Simmons Sr
TE 88 Ryland Goede Fr
TE 89 Charlie Woerner Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Divaad Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 2 Richard LeCounte Jr
DB 3 Tyson Campbell So
LB 4 Nolan Smith Fr
DL 5 Julian Rochester Sr
DB 6 Otis Reese So
DB 7 Tyrique Stevenson Fr
DB 9 Ameer Speed Redshirt.svg So
DL 10 Malik Herring Jr
LB 11 Jermaine Johnson II Jr
LB 12 Rian Davis Fr
OLB 13 Azeez Ojulari Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 14 D. J. Daniel Jr
LB 15 Trezmen Marshall Fr
DB 16 Lewis Cine Fr
LB 17 Nakobe Dean Fr
LB 19 Adam Anderson So
DB 20 J. R. Reed Sr
LB 22 Nate McBride Jr
DB 23 Mark Webb Jr
OLB 24 Matthew Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 25 Quay Walker So
DB 26 Tyrique McGhee Sr
DB 27 Eric Stokes Redshirt.svg So
DB 29 Christopher Smith So
LB 30 Tae Crowder Sr
DB 31 William Poole Jr
LB 32 Monty Rice Jr
LB 33 Robert Beal Jr. Redshirt.svg So
DB 36 Latavious Brini Redshirt.svg So
DB 37 Jordon McKinney Jr
LB 38 Aaron Olalude Jr
DB 39 Hugh Nelson Redshirt.svg Fr
ILB 41 Channing Tindall So
DB 42 Jake Skole Redshirt.svg So
DB 43 Tyler Beaver Sr
DL 44 Travon Walker Fr
DL 45 Bill Norton Fr
DB 46 Jake Wilson Fr
DB 47 Dan Jackson Fr
LB 51 David Marshall Sr
DL 52 Tyler Clark Sr
LB 55 Miles Miccichi Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 72 Netori Johnson Redshirt.svg So
DL 76 Michail Carter Sr
OLB 84 Walter Grant Jr
LB 88 Jaden Hunter So
DL 90 Tramel Walthour So
DL 91 Tymon Mitchell Fr
DL 92 Justin Young Sr
DL 93 Antonio Poole Sr
DT 94 Michael Barnett Sr
DL 95 Devonte Wyatt Jr
DL 96 Zion Logue Fr
DL 97 Tyler Malakius Fr
DL 99 Jordan Davis So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 47 Payne Walker Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 56 William Mote Fr
LS 59 Steven Nixon GS
K/P 90 Jake Camarda So
P 92 Landon Stratton Sr
P 93 Bill Rubright Redshirt.svg So
K/P 95 Noah Chumley Fr
K 96 Jack Podlesny Redshirt.svg Fr
K 97 Brooks Buce Redshirt.svg So
K 98 Rodrigo Blankenship Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • James ColeyAssistant Head Coach
  • Todd MonkenOffensive Coordinator
  • Dan LanningDefensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
  • Glenn SchumannCo-Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Scott FountainSpecial Teams Coordinator
  • Dell McGeeRun Game Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Cortez HanktonPass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • Tray Scott – Defensive Line
  • Sam PittmanOffensive Line/Assistant Head Coach
  • Todd Hartley – Tight Ends
  • Charlton Warren – Defensive Backs
  • Scott Sinclair – Director, Strength and Conditioning
  • Rodney Price – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Maurice Sims – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Ben Sowders – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Tersoo Uhaa – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Buster Faulkner – Quality Control, Offense
  • Derron Montgomery – Quality Control, Offense
  • Austin Armstrong – Quality Control, Defense
  • Jules Montinar – Quality Control, Defense
  • Dan O'Brien – Quality Control, Defense
  • Matt Godwin – Quality Control, Personnel
  • Josh Lee – Director, Football Operations
  • Jay Chapman – Assistant Director of Football Operations
  • Anna Courson – Assistant, Football Operations
  • Quinton Mino – Assistant, Football Operations
  • Jonas Jennings – Director, Player Development
  • Patrick Bastien – Assistant Director, Player Development
  • Fernando Velasco – Assistant Director, Player Development
  • Austin Chambers – Assistant, Player Development
  • Luke Moore – Director, Player Personnel
  • Mike Cavan – Special Assistant to the Head Coach
  • Ann Hunt – Administrative Associate to the Head Coach
  • Marshall Malchow – Director, Recruiting
  • Christina Harris – Director, Recruiting Administration
  • Bryant Gantt – Director, Player Wellness
  • John Meshad – Director, Player Equipment
  • Jake Stroot – Director, Football Technology
  • Collier Madaleno – Director, Football Performance Nutrition
  • Meaghan Turcotte – Football Sports Nutritionist
  • Greg Meyer – Special Teams Analyst
  • Aaron Auer – Intern, Offense
  • Montgomery VanGorder – Intern, Offense
  • Nathan Bryant – Intern, Defense
  • Hannah Brinks – Director, Football Creative Design
  • Eric Black – Director, of Football Creative Design
  • Frank Martin – Co-Director, of Football Creative Design

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 9/1/21

Game summaries[edit]

at Vanderbilt[edit]

#3 Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt Commodores
1 2 34Total
#3 Georgia 14 7 3630
Vanderbilt 0 6 006

at Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Murray State[edit]

Murray State Racers at #3 Georgia Bulldogs
1 2 34Total
Murray State 7 0 10017
#3 Georgia 7 35 71463

at Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia

Game information

Arkansas State[edit]

Arkansas State Redwolves at #3 Georgia Bulldogs
1 2 34Total
Arkansas State 0 0 000
#3 Georgia 13 21 14755

at Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia

Game information

#7 Notre Dame[edit]

#7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at #3 Georgia Bulldogs
1 2 34Total
#7 Notre Dame 0 10 0717
#3 Georgia 0 7 61023

at Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia

Game information

at Tennessee[edit]

#3 Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers
1 2 34Total
#3 Georgia 10 16 31443
Tennessee 7 7 0014

at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee

Game information

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
South Carolina 7 10 0 003 20
#3 Georgia 3 7 0 700 17

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0
#10 Georgia 0 0 14 7 21

vs. Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Georgia 3 10 3 8 24
#6 Florida 0 3 0 14 17

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Georgia 7 9 3 8 27

at Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Georgia 7 7 7 0 21
#12 Auburn 0 0 0 14 14

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 3 3 7 13
#4 Georgia 3 10 3 3 19

at Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Georgia 17 0 21 14 52
Georgia Tech 0 7 0 0 7

vs. LSU (SEC Championship)[edit]

SEC Championship Game
1 234Total
#4 Georgia 0 307 10
#2 LSU 14 3173 37
  • Date: December 7
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Game start: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Sources:

Statistics

Statistics Georgia LSU
First downs 20 26
Total yards 286 481
Rushes–yards 25–61 36–132
Passing yards 225 349
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 20–43–2 28–38–0
Time of possession 26:22 33:38
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Passing Jake Fromm 20/42, 225 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Brian Herrien 8 carries, 24 yards
Receiving George Pickens 4 receptions, 54 yards, 1 TD
LSU Passing Joe Burrow 28/38, 349 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Clyde Edwards-Helaire 15 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Justin Jefferson 7 receptions, 115 yards, 1 TD

vs. Baylor (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Baylor 0 0 14 0 14
#5 Georgia 3 16 7 0 26

Rankings[edit]


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP333333 (4)3 T (3)101086544454
Coaches333333 (1)310976544454
CFPNot released644445Not released

Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 4 Andrew Thomas OT New York Giants
1 29 Isaiah Wilson OT Tennessee Titans
2 35 D'Andre Swift RB Detroit Lions
4 111 Solomon Kindley OG Miami Dolphins
5 167 Jake Fromm QB Buffalo Bills
6 190 Charlie Woerner TE San Francisco 49ers
7 255 Tae Crowder LB New York Giants

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Team Defense". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "2019 Team Offense". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Media predicts Alabama to win 2019 SEC Championship". SECSports.com. Southeastern Conference. July 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "NOTRE DAME, TEXAS A&M HIGHLIGHT 2019 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE". University of Georgia Department of Athletics. September 18, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 15, 2019.