Georgia Opens Season With A Win; Next Up...South Carolina

Georgia Opens Season With A Win; Next Up...South Carolina

Football

Georgia Opens Season With A Win; Next Up...South Carolina


Georgia opened its 2018 season with a blowout win over Austin Peay of the FCS.

In a balanced offensive attack, UGA passed 224 yards and added 284 on the ground en route to a 45-0 victory.

Through the air:

Both Justin Fields and Jake Fromm saw significant playing time, both performing well, which will likely lead to split snaps next week against South Carolina as well.

Fromm completed 12/16 passes for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fields, on the other hand, went 7/8 for 63 yards and one touchdown.

On the ground: 

D’Andre Swift: 8 carries, 43 yards, 1 touchdown, 4 receptions, 33 yards

Demetris Robertson: 1 carry, 73 yards, 1 touchdown

Elijah Holyfield: 5 carries, 24 yards, 1 touchdown

Receiving:

Mecole Hardman: 2 receptions, 53 yards, 1 touchdown

Riley Ridley: 3 receptions, 33 yards, 1 touchdown

Focus shifts to South Carolina

Following the 45-0 victory, Georgia’s focus now shifts to South Carolina, where UGA will face the Gamecocks next Saturday in Columbia.

Georgia, which currently holds a three-game winning streak over South Carolina, has won 50 of the 70 meetings (2 ties) between the two SEC rivals.

The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on CBS.

Missing from next week’s game will be freshman Georgia running back James Cook, following a targeting penalty in the 4th quarter against Austin Peay.

No word has been released yet on whether or not senior wide receiver Terry Godwin, who is battling a lingering MCL injury, will play next week.

The Gamecocks also played an inferior opponent on Saturday in Coastal Carolina. The result was a 49-15 victory for the Cocks.

South Carolina saw impressive play from junior quarterback Jake Bentley, who completed 22/29 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Running back Rico Dowdle rushed 15 times for 105 yards and added a touchdown as well.

Star wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who some view as a Heisman candidate, caught 1 pass for 11 yards, and it was pretty.

For Georgia to avoid a trap-game loss next weekend, as has been projected by many, the Dawgs will need to stay focused and calm in a rowdy environment. In what is likely the biggest game of the season for fans of the garnet and black, Williams-Brice Stadium will surely be rocking, as it has been in the past.

There’s no doubt Georgia is the more talented team, but Columbia is no easy place to play no matter who you are.

Stick to the game plan, pound the rock and the Dawgs should come out on top.

Latest

More UGAwire
Home