The Georgia Bulldogs emerged victorious in a Top 5 battle Saturday night.
The Dawgs upended the third-ranked Clemson Tigers 10-3 in a tussle down in Flair Country. Charlotte played host to this main event contest, and those who tuned in were treated to a good, old-fashioned slugfest.
Going into the game, I wrote that the matchup between the Clemson OL and the Georgia DL would tip the scales. As fate would have it, that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, it was the Dawgs who won the battle. The Dawgs sacked quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei seven times on the night. Nakobe Dean came away with two of those sacks, as he, Adam Anderson, Jalen Carer, Jordan Davis, Nolan Smith, and Travon Walker each took turns putting Uiagalelei in the dirt.
Davis had an outstanding game. The All-SEC lineman had a sack, three tackles, and two TFL. He anchored a line that made life miserable for DJU and the Clemson offensive line all night long.
It was a captivating defensive performance for Georgia. The Dawgs offense no doubt faced a really tough unit from their opposition. Rust may have been a factor for the slow start, but even still, Georgia’s defense took all the spotlight from this Saturday evening showdown.
The Bulldogs now turn their attention to UAB, who they’ll play next Saturday afternoon between the hedges.