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Jake Fromm, No. 3 Georgia Outlast Ian Book, No. 7 Notre Dame in 23-17 Win

Jake Fromm and the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defended their home field while holding off Ian Book and the seventh-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 23-17 on Saturday night.

It marked the second time in three seasons Georgia has beaten Notre Dame in a September showdown. The Bulldogs previously pulled out a 20-19 victory in South Bend in 2017.

The win helps Georgia keep its perfect record intact while improving to 4-0. On the other side, Notre Dame's College Football Playoff hopes were dealt a blow as it falls to 2-1.

Notable Stats


QB Jake Fromm: 20/26, 187 yards, one TD, zero INT

RB D'Andre Swift: 18 carries, 98 yards, one TD; three catches, two yards

WR Lawrence Cager: five catches, 82 yards, one TD

Notre Dame

QB Ian Book: 29/47, 275 yards, two TD, two INT

WR Cole Kmet: nine receptions, 108 yards, one TD

WR Chase Claypool: six receptions, 66 yards, one TD

Fromm, Swift Come Up Clutch for Bulldogs

The Notre Dame defense proved to be a formidable foe, but there's only so long Swift and Fromm can be contained.