The South Carolina Gamecocks looked at Saturday’s game against Georgia as a measuring stick. It appears they still have a long way to go to be a player in the SEC.
The game could not have started any worse as quarterback Jake Bentley threw an interception on the 4th play of the game. The play resulted in a touchdown, as Georgia’s Juwan Taylor technically scored on a fumble recovery due to Deandre Baker letting go of the ball prior to crossing the goal line.
The Gamecocks attempted to keep the game interesting early on as they were able to capitalize off of some nifty play calling. South Carolina star receiver Deebo Samuel was able to connect on a 13 yard touchdown to pass to Bryan Edwards.
Georgia was able to tack on two field goals before the half to take a 20-10 lead into the third quarter. That is where the game significantly changed.
Second half collapse
The second half was a completely different story. What appeared to be a close game in the first half, ended as a complete blow out.
Georgia was able to score touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half, scoring 21 points in the third quarter. That is all the scoring the Bulldogs would need as they took a 41-10 lead into the fourth.
The Gamecocks were able to score a late touchdown to make the final score a tiny bit more respectable. However, the 41-17 loss is not what anyone would have hoped for going into the game.
For now, it appears the Gamecocks might not be ready for prime time. Only time will tell if South Carolina can make some noise in the SEC.