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#1 Georgia Stomps Charleston Southern For Final Home Game Of The Season


By Don Stone - Georgia Football Magazine and Football Atlanta

  This was a old fashioned beat down, which was exactly what is was expected to be. Even Vegas was hesitant to give it odds.

    Georgia scored. Charleston Southern had a three and out. That was the theme throughout. The CSU quarterback spent most of his time running for his life in the backfield or lying on his back as the best defense in college football refused to give him time to do anything.

    It was 28-0 in the first quarter. Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett wasn't as sharp as normal, but still had a 35-0 lead when he gave way to J.T. Daniel in the second quarter. J.T. got it up to 49-0 before the first half mercifully came to an end. That tied for the most points scored by any Georgia team in one half in school history.

     I saw an interesting halftime stat. At the half, UGA had 373 total yards to CSU's 28. That included the 34 yard Jack Chambers QB keeper.

    From there, Kirby Smart took his foot off the gas and focused on giving as many players time on the field as he could in the final home game of the season at Sanford Stadium. The only points that the Buccaneers could come up with was on a fluke play when a deflected pass was intercepted by Xavian Sorey who then lost control of the ball and had it run back 65 yards by Garris Schwarting while everyone else looked on in confusion.

    The Charleston Southern game recap on their website was actually bragging on the fact that they had scored as many points as several other teams did this season. "The Buccaneers' seven points are more than UGA surrendered versus Clemson (3; Sept. 4) and against Missouri (6; Nov. 6) in addition to shutout triumphs in back-to-back SEC contests at Vanderbilt (Sept. 25) and against Arkansas (Oct. 2)."
    They should be proud.

    Next week should be a bloodbath as UGA resumes their rivalry at Georgia Tech, a team that was destroyed at Notre Dame 55-0 by an even bigger margin that the Bulldog 56-7 final score.

    Georgia later found out that #2 Alabama, with a narrow 42-35 win over Arkansas, had secured a spot in the SEC Championship Game in two weeks with #1 UGA. .