ATHENS — It was a loss, but it was also an amazing effort from junior receiver Demetris Robertson.
Robertson pulled in a 5-yard TD pass from Jake Fromm with 1:48 left to tie up the game with South Carolina at 17-17.
The Gamecocks went on to pull off the upset in double-overtime, 20-17 at Sanford Stadium, but Robertson did all he could to prevent it.
Robertson made two big catches on the game-tying drive against a South Carolina defense that was playing smothering pass coverage.
His first came on third-and-8 at the South Carolina 44, when he broke loose on an out route to make the reception and sustain the drive.
Robertson had five catches for 51 yards including the touchdown on a day the Bulldogs could not overcome their attrition and mistakes.
Senior Lawrence Cager had four catches for 48 yards in the first half, including three third-down grabs, before exiting with a shoulder injury he had been playing through.
Fromm, who threw two interceptions and fumbled a snap, was in desperate need of a receiver to step up, and Robertson answered the bell.
Robertson, originally from Savannah, transferred back to Georgia in 2018 after earning FWAA Freshman All-American honors and playing his sophomore season at Cal.
Robertson did not record a catch last season, as he had missed spring drills and was playing behind three future NFL receivers in the Georgia corps.
The speedy junior entered the day with 12 catches for 153 yards through the first five games, having battled a hamstring injury.