Despite an injury to Ryan Hilinski, a game-changing holding call that resulted in Georgia’s game-tying touchdown, and a missed field goal from Parker White in the first overtime, South Carolina got it done away from home versus the #3 team in the nation and probable winner of the SEC East.
The game started very nicely with a beauty of a 46 yard touchdown from Hilinski to Bryan Edwards, which involved him dragging two Georgia defenders into the end zone.
After that, things weren’t as pretty.
The offense struggled mightily with Dakereon Joyner at the helm and had to depend on a superb performance from the defense to keep them in this one, including a big-time pick six by Israel Mukuamu.
Georgia won the battle in almost every offensive stat category, but they lost in the most important one: turnovers.
After not recording an interception through five games, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm threw three today, all caught by Mukuamu.
Although the Cocks won big in the turnover battle, they could not take advantage of many of their opportunities.
The same story was also true for Georgia. After Hilinski got knocked out of the game, Georgia dominated the time of possession battle but could not put any points on the board until their second-to-last possession in regulation.
All in all, Parker White made the kick in the second overtime and Rodrigo Blankenship did not.
Let’s celebrate Gamecock fans!