GAMEDAY College Football

Georgia 40, South Carolina 13

By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. - JT Daniels returned to the lineup with three touchdown passes, Georgia's fearsome defense nearly made it three straight games without allowing a TD and the No. 2 Bulldogs romped to a 40-13 victory over South Carolina.

Daniels completed 23 of 31 for 303 yards, including scoring throws of 43 yards to Jermaine Burton, 38 yards to freshman Adonai Mitchell and 4 yards to James Cook.

Georgia (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) finally gave up a touchdown while on defense when Luke Doty, getting the ball on the Bulldogs' side of the field after a fumble, connected with Josh Vann on a 36-yard touchdown pass with 10:55 remaining.

To that point, the only touchdown against Georgia this season had come on an interception return.

With Doty playing for the first time this season, South Carolina (2-1, 0-1) gave up three sacks and a safety, along with two turnovers that led to Georgia touchdowns.

Daniels sat out a 56-7 victory over UAB with an oblique injury, watching as backup Stetson Bennett tied a school record with five touchdown passes.

Daniels wasted no time re-establishing his hold on the No. 1 spot, completing a 21-yard pass to Brock Bowers on his very first snap and guiding the Bulldogs to the end zone on their first two possessions.

Bennett got a shot the third time the Bulldogs had the ball. He promptly threw an interception that was returned to the Georgia 12, setting up a field goal.

Daniels returned to the game and didn't leave until early in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.

After punting the ball away in the closing seconds of the first half and content to settle for a 21-6 lead, Georgia wound up scoring five more points.

Backed up on their own 1, the Gamecocks explicably attempted to throw out of the end zone. Doty was sacked by Jordan Davis and Nolan Smith for a safety.

Then, after receiving the free kick, Daniels completed three passes for 39 yards to set up Jack Podlesny's 36-yard field goal as time expired, sending Georgia to the locker room up 26-6.

Georgia put it away in opening minute of the second half, again sparked by a huge defensive play.

Doty's pass was picked off by Derion Kendrick, who returned it to the South Carolina 20. Zamir White ripped off a 15-yard run, then took it in from the 5 to pad the lead to 33-6.

Cook had two touchdowns, also scoring on a 23-yard run.

Georgia athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SCarUGa
UGa TD 12:21 James Cook 23 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 0 7
SCar FG 8:51 Parker White 37 yard field goal 3 7
UGa TD 7:00 Jermaine Burton 43 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 3 14
SCar FG 1:34 Parker White 27 yard field goal 6 14
Second Quarter SCarUGa
UGa TD 6:06 Adonai Mitchell 38 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 6 21
UGa SF 0:24 Team safety 6 23
UGa FG 0:00 Jack Podlesny 36 yard field goal 6 26
Third Quarter SCarUGa
UGa TD 13:57 Zamir White 5 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 6 33
UGa TD 7:37 James Cook 4 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 6 40
Fourth Quarter SCarUGa
SCar TD 10:55 Josh Vann 36 yard TD pass from Luke Doty (Parker White Extra Point) 13 40
Team Stats
  South Carolina Georgia
First downs 15 27
  Rushing 5 8
  Passing 7 16
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 8-17, 47% 9-12, 75%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 34-83 31-185
Passing Yards 214 297
Return Yards 47 58
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-29-1 24-35-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-9 1-7
Punts 5 3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 10-75 7-41
South Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Doty 13 26 153 1 1
Z. Noland 1 2 61 0 0
J. Brown 0 1 0 0 0
Georgia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Daniels 23 31 293 3 1
S. Bennett 1 3 4 0 1
South Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. White 5 31 6.2 0
K. Harris 16 31 1.9 0
M. Lloyd 5 19 3.8 0
L. Doty 6 2 0.3 0
Z. Noland 2 0 0.0 0
Georgia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Milton 10 66 6.6 0
Z. White 8 52 6.5 1
J. Cook 4 51 12.8 1
S. Bennett 1 12 12.0 0
K. McIntosh 4 9 2.3 0
D. Edwards 1 4 4.0 0
J. Daniels 1 -7 -7.0 0
South Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Vann 3 128 42.7 1
J. Brooks 3 54 18.0 0
D. Joyner 4 17 4.3 0
K. Harris 1 8 8.0 0
N. Muse 2 5 2.5 0
J. Bell 1 2 2.0 0
Georgia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Mitchell 4 77 19.3 1
J. Burton 3 70 23.3 1
B. Bowers 5 53 10.6 0
K. McIntosh 3 35 11.7 0
M. Rosemy-Jacksaint 1 19 19.0 0
K. Jackson 2 17 8.5 0
L. McConkey 1 12 12.0 0
J. Cook 4 10 2.5 1
K. Milton 1 4 4.0 0
South Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Foster 2 35
Georgia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Kendrick 1 9
South Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Kroeger 5 209 41.8
Georgia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Camarda 3 155 51.7
South Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Georgia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Jackson 1 5 5.0
South Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Brooks 1 12 12.0
Georgia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. McIntosh 2 44 22.0
South Carolina Missed FG
Player Length
Georgia Missed FG
Player Length




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