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Kirby Smart Asked If He Thinks Notre Dame Players Faked Injuries

A solo shot of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Georgia took down Notre Dame in a battle of top-10 programs.

However, the Bulldogs win didn't come without some controversy - albeit surrounding the Fighting Irish, not Georgia itself.

CBS cameras appeared to catch a Notre Dame player faking an injury to slow down the Bulldogs on a pivotal drive. Just as the defense lined up deep in its own territory, star safety Alohi Gilman appeared to direct linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to go to the ground.

Reporters asked Georgia head coach Kirby Smart if he thinks Notre Dame players faked injuries during the game.

"No. 1 my opinion does not matter whether I think they did or they didn't. it has no bearing whatsoever so I don't think I even need to answer that question but whether it goes on in college football or not, sure I think it goes on," Smart said.

It's the perfect non-answer from Smart that evades the question but also throws shade at Notre Dame.

Georgia went on to win a close contest by a final score of 23-17. Most thought the Bulldogs would thump the Fighting Irish, but Brian Kelly's squad came to play - regardless of controversy.