Falk threw a 10-yard TD pass to Renard Bell on Washington State’s first series of the second half for a 20-10 lead. Powell added a 47-yard field goal midway through the third quarter.
Falk’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Johnson-Mack opened the fourth quarter on the first play after the Cougars intercepted Burmeister. Powell added his final field goal with 1:41 left.
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Ducks coach Willie Taggart said he hugged Burmeister after the game, telling him he still believed in him.
Georgia ran through and over Vanderbilt, piling up 423 yards. Sony Michel added 150 yards and a TD, while Elijah Holyfield scored his first career TD on a 15-yard run.
Kevin Kiermaier Authentic Jersey Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-3) lost its third straight to wrap up the toughest four-game stretch in school history against the Commodores’ fourth consecutive ranked opponent.
Injuries kept linebacker Reggie Carter and tackle Trenton Thompson at home for a Georgia defense that came in second in the nation giving up just 9.2 points a game. Starting linebacker Natrez Patrick stayed home after being arrested Thursday night on charges including possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Carter is Patrick’s backup, so Juwan Taylor started for Patrick.
Coach Kirby Smart started freshman Jake Fromm again at quarterback, then the Bulldogs stuck to the ground. Chubb finished off the opening drive with a 33-yard run that put Georgia ahead to stay. Fromm also tossed a 5-yard TD pass to D’Andre Swift in the second quarter, and Chubb added a 14-yard run late in the first half for a 21-0 lead.
The Bulldogs stretched their scoreless streak to seven quarters and nearly had an eighth before Vanderbilt went 75 yards, with Ralph Webb capping the drive with a 1-yard TD run just before halftime. Those were the first points allowed by Georgia since a field goal by Mississippi State on Sept. 23.