DT Jordan Davis Runs for TD as No. 1 in Georgia, 56-7
Athena, JA. – Defensive standout Jordan Davis scored his first game of his career, and the Georgia 1st-ranked defense dominated again in a 56-7 defeat to Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Davis, Georgia’s top-ranked defense captain, scored a goal a yard from the Bulldogs’ jumbo packet in the first quarter in the game’s first touchdown.
Davis had previously played in the jumbo package as a hurdler, but fans left in anticipation when the 6-foot-6, 340-pound tackle shifted to the rear. Davis was stopped in his first round of 2. The fans cheered again when he got a second chance and scored from 1.
Georgia (11-0) was as expected dominate against Charleston Southern (4-6), the football championship division team of the Great South. The Buccaneers dropped to 0-25 the entire time against the FBS teams.
The Bulldog allowed only 126 yards – 68 lunges on 31 carts and 58 passes.
Brock Powers had two touchdowns and four Georgia players, including Davis, scored a number of goals. Zamir White ran for 83 yards, including 40 yards, on just four buggies.
Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels split in quarterback. Bennett threw scoring passes from 32 yards to Kenny Macintosh and 4 yards to Bowers.
Daniels, who started the season as a starter, took charge in the second quarter and added a 7-yard touchdown pass to Bowers. Georgia’s third quarterback Carson Beck took over in the second half after Georgia led 49-0 and added Bulldog’s fourth scoring pass.
The Georgia defense, which scored consecutive lockouts over Vanderbilt and Arkansas in the first half of the season, started the day leading the nation with just 7.6 points per game.
The famous Davis, who received Heisman Cup buzz, was also honored as one of the 30 seniors honored at a pre-match gala before the final on home soil this season. After the match, he stood on a ladder in front of the student section and celebrated the victory.
Coach Kirby Smart encouraged all eligible seniors to participate in the ceremony, although many have the option to return for an additional year granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charleston South strong with strong safety Humber Kennedy was sent off the field with an apparent injury to his right leg in the first quarter.
Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers were finally given a reason to celebrate — and were punished for doing so — when they scored in a two-turn game in the third quarter to avoid being locked out. Jack Chambers’ pass was deflected and Georgian Chavian Suri encountered the swerve to intercept the ball before losing the ball on his return. Garris Schwarting grabbed the ball from Sorey and ran 65 yards for the touchdown. The hacker was punished for unsportsmanlike behavior after the outcome.
Georgia: Bennett’s second pass in the game was blocked by linebacker Garrett Sayegh. This was not indicative of disappointment by Georgia, who made a few mistakes after that. Most importantly, Georgia avoided injuries while preparing for their Southeast Conference Championship game on December 4. SMART gave valuable playtime for backups. Bulldogs had six players with carry 11 yards or more. Ten players had at least 10 yards.
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Georgia has done nothing to hurt its top spot in the AP Top 25 and College Football Playoff rankings. Smart challenged his team to honor the seniors with a strong start. Georgia advanced 35-0 and edged out Charleston South 280 to -10 early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs’ first-half 49 points tied the school’s point record in the half.
The Charleston Southern opened their 2022 season at home against West Carolina on September 3.
Georgia will play its last game of the regular season next week when it visits Georgia Institute of Technology. This will be the first meeting between the two opponents for the state since Georgia’s 52-7 win in 2019, and the Bulldogs’ third straight win in the series. The match was not played last season due to the epidemic.
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