Despite lapses, Georgia football survives in crucial game against Notre Dame

Sept. 22, 2020

Georgia had a rallying cry before and during its game against Notre Dame on Saturday night: You’re never out of the fight.

It came from a video the team watched while preparing for perhaps the most significant non-conference game in Sanford Stadium history. The video was about Matt Hughes’ victory over Frank Trigg in 2005, considered one of the greatest comebacks in Ultimate Fighting Championship history.

Tyler Simmons’ muffed punt, Justin Shaffer’s personal foul penalty and Jake Camarda’s poor punts were just a few of the self-inflicted obstacles the Bulldogs had on its way to a 23-17 victory over the Irish in front of the largest crowd in Sanford Stadium history.

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