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Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis (99) after the Bulldogs’ game against Charleston Southern on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Davis was made an honorary red coat member. (Photo by Mackenzie Miles)
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College Football Playoff debate, Jordan Davis dominate social media chatter after Georgia football win

Georgia football came away with a 56-7 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. It was a rather tame affair, with the Bulldogs holding a 49-0 lead at halftime.

Yet plenty of people were still talking about the Bulldogs. For one, the College Football Playoff puzzle continued to take shape. With Oregon and Michigan State both losing, two possible contenders were knocked out of the conversation.

As Georgia enters the final week of the regular season with an 11-0 record, the Bulldogs are firmly in the playoff conversation. A win over Georgia Tech next week may further cement their status, even with a game looming against Alabama, as the Crimson Tide clinched the SEC West on Saturday.

“We’re trying to get better. We wanted to have rhythm today,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “It was important that we went out and didn’t just play it close to vest. We went out there and went after it and played an aggressive game plan.

“These guys have been excellent at responding to adversity. We’ve been on some tough road games and had some tough games here and there. I’m proud of the way they handled everything but there’s still a road ahead.”

It will be worth watching to see if Ohio State climbs over the Crimson Tide after the dominant win by the Buckeyes on Saturday. The Crimson Tide squeaked out a win over No. 21 Arkansas, while Ohio State pantsed No. 7 Michigan State, 56-7.

Oregon meanwhile lost 38-7 to Utah, likely ending any hopes the PAC-12 might have of getting a team into the playoff. Cincinnati, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are the teams that likely benefitted the most following the results of the weekend.

As for what went on in the game, most people were talking about Jordan Davis. In his final home game, Davis scored a touchdown, the first of his Georgia career.

You don’t often see a 6-foot-6, 340-pound man find the endzone, making it quite a sight. After the game, Davis conducted the band in the playing of the fight song.

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