Bennett, Bowers lead top-ranked Georgia to big win at South Carolina

Another fall Saturday and another big win for the Georgia football team.

Number one Georgia jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 48-7 win on the road against conference foe South Carolina.

The final outcome was the biggest win in the series for the Bulldogs topping a 40-0 shutout two centuries ago in 1894.

The Bulldogs have now outscored the opposition 130-10 in its first three games of the year.

The Bulldogs won their SEC opener to improve to 3-0 while South Carolina falls to 1-2 on the year and 0-2 in the conference.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett had his usual impressive game completing 16 of 23 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Bennett also ran for 36 yards and a score as he’s now accounted for eight touchdowns so far this season even though he’s yet to play in the fourth quarter of any of Georgia’s games this year.

All-America tight end Brock Bowers had his biggest game of the season as he caught five passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns including a 78 yard catch-and-run to start the third quarter. Bowers also ran for a 5 yard TD to start the Georgia scoring.

Not to be outdone by the offense, the Georgia defense stymied the Gamecocks all afternoon as South Carolina didn’t score its lone touchdown until its final possession of the game. The Bulldogs also kept South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler in check as he was just 13 of 25 for 118 yards and two interceptions.

The offense really executed efficiently and did a nice job,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said. “The defense was ‘bend, but don’t break’ again and they’ve been very opportunistic in terms of getting turnovers after big plays.”

Georgia gets back in action next Saturday playing host to Kent State. Kickoff is set for noon eastern time on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium.





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