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Irish Rally Falls Short

Notre Dame stood its ground in the first half, was staggered by Georgia counter punches in the third period, but rallied behind quarterback Ian Book to put a scare into the Bulldogs before losing by 23-17 at Sanford Stadium.

Swift ran for 98 yards on 18 carries

The Irish outplayed the hosts in the first 30 minutes, taking a 10-7 lead into the locker room before the Dawgs asserted themselves with a dominant third quarter. Jake Fromm and D’Andre Swift guided the Georgia offense to a touchdown and three Rodrigo Blankenship field goals after intermission, and the Bulldog defense held Notre Dame to 19 third quarter yards.