South Carolina Gamecocks Pummeled by Georgia Bulldogs


The South Carolina Gamecocks were blown out by the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in Athens, Georgia. Georgia piled on the points on way to a 52-20 win over a South Carolina that offered very little resistance on defense.

Greyson Lambert proved his worth completing 24 of 25 pass for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns. Nick Chubb added 159 yards on 21 carries and 2 touchdowns to continue his dominance this season and to add more fuel to his Heisman campaign. Sony Michel had 8 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown and caught 3 passes for 32 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Gamecocks came out on the first drive alternating quarterbacks Perry Orth and Lorenzo Nunez. The drive stalled out and Georgia drove down the field and were held to a field goal. The Gamecocks answered with a field goal of their own, and things seemed to look like they would be competitive. That quickly changed as Georgia scored a touchdown on their next 2 possessions increasing their lead to 17-3.

Perry Orth answered late in the second quarter with a 4 yard run for a touchdown cutting the lead to 7. Georgia marched down the field and scored a touchdown with 17 seconds left on the clock making it 24-10 Georgia. On the ensuing kickoff, Shon Carson returned the ball 51 yards and the Gamecocks got a little bit of extra help thanks to a 15 yard face mask penalty by Georgia. This set up a 51 yard field goal from Elliot Fry to cut the lead to 24-13 at the half.

The Gamecocks just simply could not stop the Bulldogs offense. The Dawgs scored 2 touchdowns in 27 seconds thanks to an interception deep in Gamecock territory making the score 38-13. The Bulldogs would not look back as the finished with an easy 52-20 win over the Gamecocks. Nunez took over in the second half and scored his first collegiate touchdown on a run from 7 yards out.

Perry Orth finished the game completing 6 of 17 passes for 66 yards and 1 interception. He also ran for 1 touchdown. Nunez completed 4 of 5 passes for 18 yards and ran for 76 more.

The Gamecocks will host Central Florida on Saturday as they try to figure out how to fix the many problems they have had so far this season. The game is at noon.

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