UGA Football: G-Day Spring Game Gallery

Photos by Itoro Umontuen

The Georgia Bulldogs wrapped up the most anticipated spring practice period in history at Sanford Stadium. Kirby Smart issued a decree earlier in the spring asking 93,000 fans make the pilgrimage to Athens for G-Day. However, the stadium wasn’t full 30 minutes before kickoff. Each photographer began to wonder, “Will we get 93k in here today?”

“No, no, no,” Smart said during his postgame press conference. “I remember the first time at Alabama it was the same way. They don’t come until they have to come. They came and they came in droves. When we came off the field (for the last time before kickoff) it wasn’t completely full, but I was pleased with that. Then we came back out and I was, like, ‘Wow!’”

The final spring game in the Mark Richt era drew 46,000. Smart’s #93kDay campaign more than doubled it at an estimated 93,000. By comparison Alabama’s A-Day spring game in Tuscaloosa drew 76,000 fans.

The fans were entertained by the three quarterbacks competing for the starting job. Brice Ramsey, Grayson Lambert and highly-touted Jacob Eason were under the microscope.

“What I see going into fall camp is three guys that have three different traits,” Smart said. “And all three of them have got some growing to do.”

Saturday was the only time fans got to see all three quarterbacks before the fall. However, Eason’s performance in the scrimmage did not disappoint. Jacob went 4-for-4 in the first series and showed off arm strength reminiscent of Matthew Stafford and Eric Zeier.

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