The No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs did exactly what a team as talented as it is should do to an undermanned South Carolina team. The Bulldogs hit on big plays in the running game and passing game. It harassed a freshman quarterback all night.
And Georgia ultimately came away with a 45-16 victory in Columbia, S.C. It was a complete performance for the Georgia starters and perhaps the best of the season. And it helps avenge a 20-17 loss to South Carolina in Athens,Ga., in 2019.
There was some quarterback drama before the game, as D’Wan Mathis did not make the trip to South Carolina, and he may not be on the team much longer. According to a report from 247Sports’ Jake Rowe, Mathis is expected to enter the transfer portal. Though when reached by DawgNation, Mathis’ father Terence could not confirm that.
Mathis started Georgia’s first game of the season against Arkansas. He also came on in relief for an injured Stetson Bennett against Florida. On the season, he completed 12 of his 30 pass attempts while throwing one touchdown to three interceptions. But after the strong play from Daniels, the writing seems to be on the wall for Mathis.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart will undoubtedly be asked about Mathis in his postgame press conference. Mathis is a redshirt freshman after he missed the entire 2019 season due to brain surgery.
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