Despite of playing a day behind because of Hurricane Matthew, the Georgia Bulldogs pulled off a much-needed win after their devastating loss against Tennessee last week, as they took down the South Carolina Gamecocks 28-14 on the road.
With Nick Chubb looking like he never left and the defense giving Gamecocks QB Perry Orth hell, the Bulldogs looked pretty good and like the team that they appeared to be through the first few weeks of the season.
Georgia’s running game gave South Carolina a lot of trouble, with three running backs --- Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Brian Herrien combine for 326 yards on the ground. Nick Chubb was back (ankle injury) like he never left, and showing us what we have been missing, rushed for 121 yards and scored two touchdowns. Sony Michel rushed for over 100 yards, 133 to be exact.
The last time Georgia had two running backs rush for 100+ yards was back in 2014 against Auburn with Chubb and Todd Gurley.
Jacob Eason, on the other hand, had a not-so-great game. He only completed 5 out of 17 passes for 29 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
South Carolina’s offense was shaky from beginning to end. They turned the ball over three times and the Bulldog defense showed no mercy. The defense forced two fumbles and sacked Orth three times. Deebo Samuel and Rico Dowdle both scored a touchdown for the Gamecocks.
With a bye next week, South Carolina will have some time regroup and tighten up some loose screws on both their offense and defense (specifically the defense after being slaughtered this week). As for Georgia, they have Vanderbilt coming up which shouldn’t be so difficult, and another win under them to prepare them for Florida on October 29.
Don’t sleep on Georgia just yet, they still have some fight in them.