2018 Georgia Bulldogs Football Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this story, we’ll look back on the 2018 Georgia Bulldogs college football season. The Bulldogs finished with an 11-3 record.

Georgia was defeated 28-21 by the Texas Longhorns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm attempts a pass against the Texas Longhorns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jake Fromm attempts a pass against the Texas Longhorns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Getty Images)

Jake Fromm went 207 of 307 for 2,761 yards. He also had 30 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Justin Fields — who transferred following the conclusion of the season — went 27 of 39 for 328 yards. He also had four touchdowns.

D’Andre Swift led the team in rushing with 163 carries for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns. Elijah Holyfield — the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield — had 159 carries for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns.

Riley Ridley led the team in receiving with 43 receptions for 559 yards and nine touchdowns. Mecole Hardman also had 35 receptions for 543 yards and seven touchdowns.

Isaac Nauta had 30 receptions for 430 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremiah Holloman also made a significant impact, as he had 24 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns.

Richard Lecounte III led the team with 74 tackles, including one tackle for a loss. He also had one interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and three pass deflections.

D’Andre Walker was the only player on the team with more than 10 tackles for a loss. He had 11.

Walker also led the team in sacks with 7.5. In fact, he was the only player for the Bulldogs, who had more than 2.0 sacks. Channing Tindall was second with 2.0 sacks.

Tae Crowder, J.R. Reed, and Deandre Baker led the team with two interceptions each. Lecounte III and Tyrique McGhee had an interception each.

Walker led the team with four forced fumbles. Three players — Lecounte III, Juwan Taylor, and Jonathan Ledbetter — had two forced fumbles each. Seven other players had a forced fumble.

Lecounte III and Tyson Campbell led the team with two fumble recoveries. Five other players had a fumble recovery.

Both Baker and Eric Stokes led the team with nine pass deflections each. After Baker and Stokes, five other players had three deflections. Two other players had  two pass deflections, while numerous others had one.

Jake Camarda had 43 punts for an average of 42.6 yards per punt. Rodrigo Blankenship was perfect in extra points, as he went 65 of 65.

He also went 19 of 23 in field goal attempts.

Hardman had 16 punt returns for 321 yards and a touchdown. Ahkil Crumpton had four punt returns for 18 yards. Stokes and Terry Godwin also had a punt return each.

Hardman also had 14 kickoff returns for 353 yards. Brian Herrien had four kickoff returns for 64 yards, while James Cook and Charlie Woerner also had a kickoff return each. 

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