No. 15 Georgia loses QB Jacob Eason to knee injury

Wednesday, 06 Sep, 2017

This is a bucket-list game for a lot of fans, and even for me as an objective, hard-bitten beat guy, this is pretty cool too. We don't know that yet.

Unsurprisingly, with the injury news, Notre Dame has opened as a 6.5-point favorite over the Bulldogs.

As of right now, Notre Dame remains unranked mainly because the new polls have yet to be released since there is still one more opening weekend contest tonight - Tennessee at Georgia Tech.

If you were looking for a pair of tickets Monday afternoon on Stubhub, they started at $440 each.

He still has to find some tickets for the game. The stadium was originally designed by Osborn Engineering Company, which also was responsible for Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds in NY and Comiskey Park in Chicago. I also share audio from an exclusive interview I conducted with Fromm in January that explains how he readied himself to play in the season opener.

Eason has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his left knee, but he will not need to have surgery, according to head coach Kirby Smart. Smart says he is "just disappointed for Jacob because of how hard he worked and how much better he had gotten". So we've got a lot to build off of. That's winning the battle, but losing the war type of stuff. "Whenever the ball comes to me, I've just got to make a play". "It's an intense rivalry, it's an intense place to play". A year ago the Irish were an identical 4-8 ATS as they were with their actual record. Northwestern won there in 2014 and Tulsa in 2010. In 2015, the Irish were 10-3 overall but just 8-5 against the spread.

One of those losses to a ranked team came in 2013 against Bob Stoops' Oklahoma team, a 35-21 Sooners win. What, if any, weakness does the defense have that Notre Dame could exploit?

"I don't feel like we lost a step with confidence and our ability to play good because we knew that Jake Fromm was completely capable of leading this team", Payne said. That's what I think.

Fromm's showing was an above-average performance for a true freshman quarterback playing against a stellar squad from the Sun Belt. "He's just a kid that grew up around the game". They know those players. There are a lot of guys who have played in big games before.

Safety J.R. Reed said Fromm first stood out during the two-minute drill in spring practice.

"He's so mature", fullback Christian Payne said.

The stories about Fromm told by his teammates and coaches sound like the fables spread about another Georgia quarterback who wore No. 11. "I can relate to him". "He's not exceptionally tall, but you can ask the defensive players he's been a handful down there on the scout team".