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Georgia 10, South Carolina 7 (13:35): D’Andre Swift 1-yard run (Rodrigo Blankenship kick). Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:23. Key play: James Cook 10-yard reception to from Jake Fromm on third-and-5 to the SC 48-yard line.
South Carolina 7, Georgia 3 (1:58): Bryan Edwards 46-yard pass from Ryan Hilinski (Parker White kick). Drive: 9 plays, 93 yards, 3:59. Key play: J.R. Reed pass interference on third-and-2 at South Carolina 14.
Georgia 3, South Carolina 0 (10:15): Rodrigo Blankenship 50-yard field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 4:45. Key play: Jake Fromm coverage sacked for 1-yard loss on third-and-5 at SC 32. Note: Blankenship now 12-of-12 on field goals his season
Georgia captains: J.R. Reed, Lawrence Cager, Brian Herrien
South Carolina wins toss, defers.
ATHENS — Georgia has a 16-game home win streak and 15-game win streak against SEC East Division teams entering Saturday’s home game against South Carolina.
Bulldogs’ offensive lineman “Big” Ben Cleveland might have heard something about that, but neither his nor his teammates focus go beyond what figures to be a hungry group of Gamecocks on the other side of the field.
“It’s not noted visibly to us, I’m sure there’s a couple guys out here that realize it,” Cleveland said of the UGA win streaks on Wednesday. “I feel like it’s one of those things we could sit here and think about, but at the end of the day, we’ve just got to go out and play.”
South Carolina (2-3, 1-2) is coming off a bye week, and it’s a physical group that possesses the best run game and one of the fastest defenses the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs will have seen.
The Gamecocks will deliver a punch, but Cleveland is confident Georgia has the depth and drive to overcome today’s challenge.
“There’s a confidence in the locker room, you’ve got to have confidence within your team to go out and be as successful as we’ve been these last few weeks,” Cleveland said. “It’s another one of those things where we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves.
“I feel like our biggest thing this year is just our depth and the talent level we have at all positions, there’s not one guy that you can’t roll in that’s just as good as the next, so I think that’s where we really set ourselves apart at this year.”