For a while there, it looked as if Kirby Smart would have to wait a week to celebrate his first career win as a head coach.
After taking a 14-7 first half lead, the Bulldogs found themselves in a 24-14 second half hole to North Carolina. But Georgia persevered. Thanks to freshman quarterback Jacob Eason, now-healthy running back Nick Chubb and an ill-advised penalty by Larry Fedora, Georgia turned a 10-point hole into a 9-point win, racing past the Tar Heels for a 33-24 victory at the Georgia Dome.
Kirby Smart dawned the leather helmet that has become the trophy of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, then danced in the locker room afterward.
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