Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason leaves game with 'knee sprain'

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Here's a short list of players who had the biggest nights for Georgia in the season opener against Appalachian State.

If Fromm was nervous about his first collegiate game, he didn't show it. Eason had no time to get comfortable.

Fromm completed his first career touchdown pass to Javon Wims to give the Dawgs a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Fromm played just about as well as you could ask a true freshman to in his first ever college game. The Bulldogs held the Mountaineers to just 94 yards in the second half and 284 total on the day. Fromm completed both of his pass attempts on the drive, one to Wims for 18 yards, and the second to Riley Ridley for 25 yards. Ramsey went 0-for-2 with two interceptions, making two bad reads each time.

If Georgia is going to do what many have predicted and win the SEC East, then a freshman quarterback could be the one to lead them. Georgia, Chubb 15-96, Michel 16-87, Swift 6-31, Herrien 4-10, Eason 2-(minus 1), (Team) 1-(minus 2).

Things have been really good for Appalachian State Football the past few years. And they have arguably the best backfield and running back in the country this year.

Fromm attempted just one pass on the drive and it was perfectly placed to Wims for a 34-yard touchdown.

Moore was also the team's leading receiver with four catches for 34 yards. But that doesn't tell the whole story.

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John Amis AP

But Georgia had one of its least-best offensive lines ever last season and the Bulldogs must make significant improvement at those positions to have a chance to improve on their record of a season ago and seriously challenge for any championships. He also made 57 tackles. But the offensive line quickly quieted the "haters". A key matchup will be the ability of Georgia's running game to push the chains against a tough Appalachian State run defense. Georgia would go on to defeat the Mountaineers 31-10.

It's a little premature to start calling him Wally Pipp. Bravo, Sam Pittman and company, bravo. "Coming into the game, if there's a weak spot, maybe it's the seconday, but I thought they played well there as well". The rest of the defensive line did a good job for most of the contest. Georgia is no different, but who are those guys for this team? Further, the Mountaineers had several long runs Saturday, which the Bulldogs plan to shore up going forward.

Appalachian State's two scores came in the final six minutes, long after the outcome was secured.

"The big plays were tough", senior defensive back A.J. Howard, who led the team with 11 tackles, said.

"Fromm came in and did a great job", Nauta said.

Georgia finished 8-5 over-all last season, including 4-4 in the SEC, and beat TCU in the Liberty Bowl. That is how critical these four guys are to the success of Georgia's defense. His strip-sack on Lamb really stopped the building early momentum for the Mountaineers and his aggressive tackling helped stopped a number of other drives too.

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