22:36 | Final: Georgia 40, South Carolina 13
Georgia improved to 3-0 with a 40-13 victory on Saturday night over South Carolina (2-1). The Bulldogs will travel to Vanderbilt next Saturday for a noon kickoff.
The Bulldogs allow late yards in South Carolina but keep the Gamecocks out of the end zone. Stetson Bennett kneels and time is running out.
10:10 pm | South Carolina scores from a deep ball, Georgia leads 40-13
Luke Doty connects with Josh Vann on a 36-yard touchdown reception.
9:37 pm | Georgia lead 40-6 after JT Daniels pass to James Cook
JT Daniels’ third touchdown pass is 4 yards to James Cook. He is 40-6.
21:28 | Georgian Defense Forces, recovers escaped Luke Doty
Nolan Smith has quite a game. He forces a fumble on Luke Doty and Quay Walker recovers. Georgia balloon at her own 47.
21:18 | Derion Kendrick’s interception turns into a rushed touchdown from Zamir White
Derion Kendrick’s interception gives the Bulldogs’ offense an excellent field position. Zamir White 5 yard TD. It’s 33-6 with 13:57 to go in the third quarter.
8:55 pm | Podlensky field goal gives Georgia a 26-6 halftime lead
Jack Podlesny’s 36-yard field goal makes it 26-6 at halftime for Georgia.
8:49 p.m .: | Safety extends the Bulldog’s advance
Jordan Davis and Nolan Smith credited safety after UGA pinned the Gamecocks at the 1-yard line. It’s 23-6 with 24 seconds left in the half
8:25 pm | Adonai Mitchell scores his first touchdown
Adonai Mitchell with his first collegiate touchdown on a 38-yard strike from JT Daniels. Georgia leads 21-6 with 6:06 left in the first half.
7:55 pm | Georgian defense keep Gamecocks on goal after turn-over
The Georgia defense held Gamecocks to a field goal after that Bennett intercept. Parker White scored a 27 yard field goal. 14-6 Georgia 1:34 to play in the first.
19:52 | Stetson Bennett’s first pass intercepted
Stetson Bennett came in for the third offensive streak and his first pass to the center was knocked down and repelled and returned to Georgia 12.
19:41 | Doty at QB for South Carolina after apparent injury to Noland
Luke Doty is in QB with Zeb Noland on the sidelines after the last set. ESPN says he’s in the locker room playing a radio.
19:35 | Georgia move up 14-3 after Jermain Burton touchdown
Jermaine Burton is becoming a deep ball machine. For the second week in a row, he scored on an early long pass. Daniels hit Burton on a 43-yard touchdown pass. It’s 14-3 Georgia with 7 minutes left in the first quarter.
7:30 p.m. | South Carolina’s placement cuts Georgia’s lead
Parker White’s 37-yard field goal reduced Georgia’s lead to 7-3. The Bulldogs gave up a 61-yard passing game with Ameer Speed on cover.
19:22 | Zeb Noland starts qb for South Carolina
Zeb Noland started at QB for Gamecocks. DL Devonte Wyatt who did not play last week for non-injury reasons is back for UGA.
19:19 | James Cook rushes to score in the first quarter
James Cook, a 23-yard touchdown, ran down the middle with 12:21 left in the first. Daniels 3 of 3 for 44 yards on drive.
7:13 pm | Daniels completes the pass in the first play
Daniels does indeed start and hit Brock Bowers for 19 yards in the game’s first offensive play.
18:37 | JT Daniels to start quarterback against South Carolina
JT Daniels has just been announced as Georgia’s starting quarterback. This was the indication during the pre-match warm-ups.
18:34 | Kearis Jackson’s pre-game running routes
Kearis Jackson’s pre-game running routes. He’s been limited to a punt return this season but could play off tonight.
“He’s had other outbursts this week as well,” Smart said on his Thursday night radio show. “It’s one of those agreements, I think he’s getting more and more comfortable, more confident. His knee brace is removed, he’s hitting higher numbers on the GPS so I can’t wait to see what that leads to.
6:28 pm | Daniels first in line stretch
Daniels is the first in the straight which is usually a sign that he is starting.
6:19 pm | JT Daniels takes pictures
JT Daniels takes pictures of Sedrick Van Pran-Granger and Stetson Bennett of Warren Ericson. Van Pran-Gragner was the starting center for the first two games.
6:04 pm | SEC Inside team films Georgia game
A crew from “SEC Inside” is shooting footage, so it looks like Georgia will be featured on SEC Network next week.
5.45 p.m. | JT Daniels in the field
The four UGA stock quarterbacks throw the ball into the field. JT Daniels wearing AirPods.
5:40 pm | Arian Smith catches warm-up passes
Arian Smith, who left last week’s game with a bruise, catches passes in warm-ups.
5.30 p.m. | Knowshon Moreno, king of Tavarres on ground
Former UGA RB Knowshon Moreno and WR Tavarres King are on the pitch before the game.
5:25 pm | Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith are not dressed for the game
As expected, tight end Darnell Washington and nickel fullback Tykee Smith are undressed as they recover from foot injuries.
5:22 pm | Two Gamecocks coaches are back in Athens
Shane Beamer isn’t the only South Carolina coach to return to Athens. Gamecocks offensive line coach Greg Adkins was on Jim Donnan’s staff from 1996-2000, coaching linemen and tight ends.
4:55 pm | Black Georgia’s Top 5 Players Lead Dawg Walk
Nice touch with the top five black Georgia players in program history leading current Dawg Walk players into the stadium. They are honored ahead of tonight’s game. Here is the story we got this week.
4:35 pm | David Pollack will be recognized at Sanford Stadium
David Pollack was at State College, Pennsylvania this morning for the College GameDay broadcast before Auburn-Penn State.
The three-time former UGA All-American defensive end is expected to be at Sanford Stadium tonight to be recognized for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The 2020 inductee will be officially inducted on December 7 in Las Vegas. Last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.
4:29 p.m. | Georgia team captains
Today’s UGA captains: nose guard Jordan Davis, wide receiver Kearis Jackson and linebacker Channing Tindall, from Columbia, SC.
Ken Williamson is the referee tonight.
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Greetings from Sanford Stadium for Georgia-South Carolina, the first full-hall football game between the hurdles since November 2019 against Missouri.
It was Georgia’s third shutout of the season and this Bulldogs defense plays at that type of level. He allowed a basket in two games (UAB scored on a pick of six).
It’s a sweltering late afternoon with mid-80s temperatures less than three hours to kick off.
There is quarterback intrigue again for Georgia after Stetson Bennett started last week for an injured JT Daniels who faces an oblique strain.
“He was a game-changer and got better,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart told Buck Belue at 680 a.m. in an interview that aired Thursday. “It’s one of those things that is a nagging injury. If you watch him he says it can last 2-4 weeks. It is a question of severity. You can’t determine exactly when it happened or what made it worse. It’s a tough injury to deal with, so he fights. “
Bennett, Smart said this week, suffered from lower back pain, but his teammates said Bennett and Daniels trained this week. Smart said the way he throws the ball into the field and moves around the pocket is “the key ingredient there.”
It could be a homecoming for South Carolina quarterback Zeb Noland of Oconee County. Luke Doty, who started against Georgia last year in an unbalanced UGA victory in Colombia, has yet to play this season due to a sprained foot.
“Luke is as close to 100% as he has been since getting injured,” Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said on his radio show, according to the Spurs Up Show. “He’s trained this week and looks good. There is no pain. We expect he can play on Saturday night if the situation calls for it. “