Bulldogs blow out Arkansas for second straight shutout

AP photo by John Bazemore / Georgia running back Zamir White gets past Arkansas defensive back Jalen Catalon (1) to score a touchdown during the first half of Saturday's SEC game in Athens, Ga. White ran for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another as the Bulldogs won 37-0, winning back-to-back SEC games by shutout for the first time since 1980.

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.