ATHENS, GA— Even though Georgia was ranked No. 2, they looked the best team in college football tonight against No. 9 Ole Miss.

On senior night, The Dawgs dominated the Rebels 52-17. This senior class has never lost a home game in their careers.

 

OFFENSE

 

Brock Bowers and Amarius Mims both returned from TightRope ankle surgery earlier than expected and potentially played in their last game in Sanford Stadium. Both played limited snaps, but were very impactful, especially blocking up front in the running game.

The entire offensive front helped pave the way for the best rushing attack all season for the Dawgs with 300 total rushing yards. The seniors Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards had two rushing touchdowns each. 

Carson Beck looked dialed in from the get go. He was throwing with anticipation, and found open receivers. Ge

orgia got ahead of the sticks, and only faced two third downs in the first half, converting them both. 

This was the first time the offense had Brock Bowers, Ladd McConkey, and Amarius Mims healthy this s

eason. This offense is rolling at the right time having a season-high in points (52), and they’re getting everyone healthy.

 

DEFENSE

 

Heading into this game, Ole Miss averaged 38.8 points per game, 479 yards per game, 6.91 yards per play. Georgia held them to 17 points, 352 total yards, and 5.1 yards per play. 

The key for Georgia was winning up front, and forcing them into 3rd down situations. Ole Miss faced 15 third downs and only converted 6 (40%). 

With the absence of Jamon Dumas-Johnson, freshman linebackers C.J. Allen and Raylen Wilson were the next in line for snaps. Allen was the leading tackler on the night with nine total tackles (four solo), and a sack. 

The defense played synergistically with the defensive line creating havoc on Jaxson Dart and the secondary playing excellent coverage on the back end. The Dawgs defense put on one of their best performances of the season without one of their leaders against one of the best offenses in the nation.

Georgia is clicking on both sides of the ball heading into Knoxville next weekend.

 

Offensive Player of the Game: RB Kendall Milton- 9 rushes, 127 yards, 2 TD, 12-yard reception

Defensive Player of the Game: S Javon Bullard- 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 INT, 1 TFL