No. 10 Georgia shakes off slow start, beats Vanderbilt 31-14

Nick Chubb ran for 189 yards, Isaiah McKenzie returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown, and No. 10 Georgia beat Vanderbilt 31-14 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Sony Michel had a 31-yard touchdown run and the Bulldogs (2-0) shook off a sluggish start that included linebacker Lorenzo Carter's ejection for targeting and a shanked field goal.

Jordan Jenkins had two of Georgia's three sacks, and the Bulldogs intercepted three passes, with Dominick Sanders returning the third 88 yards for the final touchdown.

Chubb and the Bulldogs' defense helped Georgia overcome a shaky performance by its quarterbacks. Greyson Lambert didn't complete a pass in the first half, though he finished with 116 yards.

Vanderbilt (0-2) pulled to 24-14 and recovered an onside kick with 4:30 left, but Jake Ganus intercepted Johnny McCrary's pass in the end zone.


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