Penalties, missed play calls and inconsistency on both sides of the ball after a strong defensive first quarter put the Mountaineers (0-1) in a 21-0 deficit at halftime.
It looked as though it would be a similar defensive battle to App State’s opening game at Tennessee last season that went to overtime when both teams exchanged three-and-out drives.
With 6:30 remaining in the first quarter still tied 0-0, Georgia sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury after a late hit by App State junior nose-tackle Myquon Stout.
Georgia found offensive momentum, but the Mountaineers’ defense held senior running back duo Chubb and Sony Michel to only 14-yards on their first 11 rushing attempts.
The Mountaineers will now head back to Boone as they prepare to face Savannah State in their home opener at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m.
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