Friday, December 15, 2017
Sports

Chubb's return helps snap Georgia out of slump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy had a simple pregame message for his teammates eager to bounce back from an awful two weeks.

"Everyone in there has aspirations of playing on Sundays. It's Sunday, it's time to play ball," Bellamy said.

The Bulldogs did just that, rushing for a season-high 326 yards and snapping a two-game losing streak with a 28-14 victory over South Carolina on Sunday in a game pushed back a day because of Hurricane Matthew.

Nick Chubb, back from a sprained left ankle, ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Sony Michel had 133 yards — Georgia's first game with two 100-yard backs since Chubb and Todd Gurley did it against Auburn in 2014.

Chubb ran for 18 yards the first time he touched the ball. He ended the series with a 15-yard TD run to put the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-2 SEC) ahead for good. "I think that got everyone going, the whole team," Chubb said. "To come out there, first play of the game getting something going."

Georgia freshman Jacob Eason finished 5-of-17 for 29 yards with a touchdown and an interception. It didn't matter much against the Gamecocks (2-4, 1-4), who came in next to last in the SEC at stopping the run.

"We knew they were going to come out and run the ball. We couldn't stop them," linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said. "It's frustrating."

CHARLOTTE 28, FAU 23: Hasaan Klugh passed for three touchdowns and ran for one, and the visiting 49ers earned their first Conference USA win ever. Charlotte (2-4, 1-1) used a 12-play drive to eat up nearly six minutes late in the game, but Robert Washington fumbled at the Owls 28 with 40 seconds left. With no timeouts, Florida Atlantic (1-5, 0-2) marched down the field, and Jason Driskel hit Kamrin Solomon with a Hail Mary pass in the end zone on the game's final play. But after a replay, officials ruled that Solomon was out of bounds. The 49ers are now 1-9 in C-USA games.

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Boys basketball: Lakewood 45, Gibbs 44

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Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

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Westbrook, Embiid put on show in triple OT thriller

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

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Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

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Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

When Lightning wing Ryan Callahan took a nasty spill into the boards Thursday night, it didn't look good.Turns out, it wasn't. Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper body injury, evaluated after three to four weeks, per GM Steve Yzerma...
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Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

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