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Thoughts from the Box: Georgia Bulldogs DOMINATE The Chickens in Easy 48-7 Win

September 17, 2022

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ATHENS - Another game, another dominant performance from the Georgia Bulldog defense.

After giving up just three points in the first two games of the season, Kirby Smart’s defense proved once again that they STILL have the top overall defense in college football after holding the Gamecocks to just 7 points in an a 48-7 blowout victory.

Offensively, it was another solid outing from senior quarterback, Stetson Bennett. He wasn’t perfect, and missed a couple balls down the field, but he still played very well. He was fighting a stomach ache throughout the game, but Bennett, who has +2000 odds to win the Heisman Trophy this year according to FanDuel, ended the game 16/23 with 284 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added an impressive 11-yard touchdown run.

Tight end Brock Bowers is still one of, if not the best player in college football. The sophomore got the Bulldogs on the board early with a 5-yard touchdown run and added an acrobatic touchdown reception later in the first half. The talented pass-catcher also cooked some chicken defenders in the 3rd quarter with a long 78-yard catch and run for a touchdown. He’s such a unique player and did everything he wanted too in this one. Bowers ended the game with five catches for 121 yards and three total touchdowns.

The Bulldogs didn’t run the ball “at will” necessarily, but they ran it effectively, picking up almost 7 yards per rush as a team. They ran for a combined 212 yards in the victory with Stetson Bennett being the team’s leading rusher with 36 yards.

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Brock Bowers was the team’s leading receiver, but Ladd McConkey had an excellent game as well. We also saw receptions from Dominick Blaylock, Oscar Delp, who hauled in a 28-yard touchdown, Dillon Bell, and a few others.

Defensively, they just play so well together. They play fast, they tackle well, and they’re extremely well coached. They gave up one explosive play, and a play or two later, freshman Malaki Starks read a wheelroute perfectly and picked off a terrible Spencer Rattler pass.

Trezmen Marshall played well at linebacker. Dan Jackson had an INT, Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins flashed on the defensive line. There were a lot of positives on Georgia’s defense today.

In the end, this was the bloodbath we expected. Georgia punted the ball once. They had Spencer Rattler running around throwing interceptions. Special teams wasn’t great, but it didn’t matter. Georgia had a guy named Cash Jones running the football. It was over EARLY, and that’s exactly what you expect from the No. 1 team in the country. 

The Bulldogs are No. 1 for a reason and they proved it today. South Carolina is not a good football team right now, but Georgia beat them like they were Valdosta State or West Georgia. 

Time to have some chicken for dinner. 

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