ATHENS, Ga. - Saturday's meeting of Southeastern Conference football teams with top-10 national rankings at Sanford Stadium seemed to promise the possibility of a close battle for four quarters.
It turned into a statement game for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score, and No. 2 Georgia pounded No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 in the Bulldogs' second consecutive shutout.
Georgia (5-0, 3-0) raced to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter despite playing without regular starting quarterback JT Daniels, who was held out with an upper-body muscle injury. Stetson Bennett filled in for Daniels and passed for only 72 yards as the hosts relied on their running game and top-rated defense to beat Arkansas (4-1, 1-1).
With ESPN televising the midday matchup and bringing its "College GameDay" program to town, Georgia took advantage of the chance to showcase the dominance that has marked its undefeated start.