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Georgia hangs on to beat Penn State in TaxSlayer Bowl

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Four games into the 2015 season, the Georgia Bulldogs were riding high. They were 4-0 and ranked number 8 in the country. An SEC championship and the College Football Playoffs were reasonable expectations. After a disastrous home loss to Alabama, the Bulldogs’ season went downhill. Heisman candidate Nick Chubb went down with an injury. Coach Mark Richt was let go at season’s end. Instead of a spot in the playoffs, Georgia found themselves in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday against…

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First weekend of college football by the numbers

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The opening weekend of the college football season produced some eye-popping numbers. We know that Florida State and South Florida posted 59 and 51 points, respectively. Florida put up 61 points on New Mexico State and Miami scored 45 points while shutting out Bethune-Cookman. What are some other numbers worthy of mention? 233  Yards in punt returns by Maryland’s William Likely in the Terrapins’ 50-21 romp over the Richmond Spiders. Likely’s outburst set an all-time Big 10 record. Maryland is…

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