ATHENS — JT Daniels passed for more than 300 yards with three touchdowns to lead No. 2-ranked Georgia to the 40-13 win over South Carolina.
Daniels was 23-of-31 passing for 303 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with the win, running up 491 yards of offense.
South Carolina (2-1) played three quarterbacks, Luke Doty leading the way with a 13-of-26 passing performance that netted 153 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Starter Zeb Noland injured his hand in the first quarter and did not return to action after completing one of two passes.
Georgia built a 40-6 lead before putting the reserves in during the fourth quarter, leading to the defense allowing its first touchdown of the season.
The Gamecocks got both of their scores after turnovers, the Bulldogs committed three of them on offense.
“We’ve got to get better,” Coach Kirby Smart said. “We’re not where we need to be.”
The Bulldogs forced two turnovers, scoring 14 points off of them, and recorded their first safety of the season when Nolan Smith sacked Doty at the end of the second quarter.
The Bulldogs return to action next Saturday at Vanderbilt.
Georgia 40, South Carolina 13, 10:55: Josh Vann 36-yard pass from Luke Doty (Parker White kick). Drive: 5 plays 46 yards, 2:01.