Georgia opened its 2018 season with an impressive 45-0 victory over Austin Peay of the FCS.
It was a solid outing for UGA, who saw 5-star freshman quarterback Justin Fields get significant playing time, going 7/8 for 63 yards and 1 touchdown.
Fields performed well, and what made it all the more impressive is that he did so on a sprained ankle, Kirby Smart following the game.
“Justin had a little bit of an ankle sprain…but Fields was able to play with his injury,” Smart said when asked about any injuries by DawgNation.
Following Fields’ performance, don’t be surprised to see both Fromm and Fields split snaps again next week at South Carolina.
“They’re both really good quarterbacks, and they’re playing at a really high level,” running back Elijah Holyfield said of Fromm and Fields. “We’re happy with both of them.”
Smart continued with his injury update on receivers Kearis Jackson and Jayson Stanley.
“Kearis and Jayson were kind of play if they have to, thought they could have gone. Both guys have soft tissue injuries.”
As for senior wide receiver Terry Godwin – who is dealing with a calf sprain and a lingering MCL injury – Smart is hopeful to get his leading receiver back next week.
“Terry has worked out the last two days really well, but didn’t know if he could play or not, so we held him.”
Smart knows the importance of having Godwin, Stanley and Jackson be able to play in Columbia next week when Georgia faces its first SEC opponent in South Carolina.
Smart mentioned how the Dawgs need some more speed on the outside now that freshman running back James Cook will be unavailable for the first half as a result of a 4th quarter targeting penalty.
“We really need those three wideouts back, they all give us something different, especially with James [Cook] out now,” Smart said. “We’ve got to have these three fast wideouts to help us.”
Georgia will take on South Carolina on Saturday, September 8 in Columbia. Kickoff is schedule for 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on CBS.