Offense At The Half: Georgia tallied 245 yards of total offense on 35 plays to build a 24-0 advantage. Sophomore tight end Brock Bowers scored two touchdowns, one on a 5-yard run and one on a 6-yard reception. That is the second time in his career (Vanderbilt 2021) that Bowers has had a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Junior Kendall Milton had the Bulldogs’ other touchdown. Senior quarterback Stetson Bennett was the Bulldogs’ leading passer (13-of-20 for 166 yards, 1 TD) and rusher (two carries for 25 yards). Sophomore receiver Ladd McConkey hauled in four passes for 52 yards. Senior kicker Jack Podlesny drilled a season-best 42-yard field goal.
Red Zone Review: In the first half, the Bulldogs were 3-for-3 in the Red Zone with three touchdowns. For the season, Georgia improved to 17-for-18 in the Red Zone with 13 touchdowns and four field goals.
A Look At The Defense: South Carolina finished the first half with 153 yards of total offense on 32 plays. The leading tackler for the Bulldogs was sophomore linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson with four stops. Freshman defensive back Malaki Starks picked off a pass for the Bulldogs. Collectively, the Bulldogs had four tackles for loss. Georgia entered the game leading the nation in Scoring Defense, surrendering just 1.5 points a game. The Bulldogs were the only team in the FBS that had not allowed a touchdown. Georgia has not allowed points in nine out of 10 quarters this season.
Starters & Game Captains: Georgia had two first-time starters in freshman receiver Dillon Bell and senior defensive lineman Tramel Walthour. South Carolina won the toss and elected to defer. Senior Kearis Jackson (WR), junior Warren McClendon (OL), and sophomore Jamon Dumas-Johnson (ILB) were the captains.
Points Off Turnovers: Georgia got seven points off one turnover in the first half. The Bulldogs moved to +4 for the year with 24 points off turnovers, while Georgia has not had any turnovers this year. The Bulldogs got a 2-yard scoring run from junior running back Kendall Milton following freshman defensive back Malaki Starks’ second interception and a career-best 42-yard return. That capped a 5-play, 43-yard drive that just took 2:04.
This and That: South Carolina’s successful fake punt was the first against Georgia since Cincinnati in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl … The Gamecocks’ 46-yard pass play was the longest surrendered by the Bulldogs this year.