Wednesday, December 8, 2021

No. 1 Georgia tests 10-0 record against Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern (4-5, 3-4 Big South) at No. 1 Georgia (10-0, 8-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP), Saturday afternoon EST (SEC Network).

Line: No line according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Series record: Georgia leads 1-0.

what’s at stake?

Georgia has completed its first unbeaten conference regular-season record since 1982 and is looking to defend its top ranking in the college football playoffs. Bulldogs are expected to use the game to have extensive play time for backup. Trying to avoid a major upset, Georgia’s other main goal is to avoid injuries as they prepare for their December 4th SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The FCS Buccaneers are looking for their first win against the FBS team in their 25th game.

major matches

Georgia LB Channing Tindall & The Rushing Defense vs Charleston Southern RB Danielle Oscar. Georgia ranks second in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 78.1 yards per game. Tindall leads the defense in last week’s 41-17 win in Tennessee with 53 tackles, including eight stops and three sacks. Oscar, a sophomore, isn’t listed as a starter, but is coming from a career-high 101 yards with a touchdown in a 32-24 overtime win at Gardner-Webb last week.

players to watch

Charleston Southern: QB Jack Chambers, a senior, has covered 2,435 yards, the fourth-best total in school history, while also leading the team with a run of 477 yards. He has gone through 17 touchdowns. He has seven TDs on the ground.

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Georgia: Freshman TE Brock Bowers leads the team with 30 catches. He has made seven touchdowns, including six receiving. He has tied Leonard Pope’s team record for receiving touchdowns in one season for a tight end set in 2004.

Facts & Figures

Charleston Southern has four players with 30 or more catches, led by WRs Geoffrey Wall (62) and Cayden Jordan (52). … Third-year Buccaneers coach Autry Danson is 0-2 against FBS teams, including a 31-28 loss at East Carolina on Sept. 25. Chambers clocked a career-high 405 yards against the ECU. … Six Georgia players had scored touchdowns in the teams’ previous meeting in a 55–9 win over Charleston Southern in 2014. … Georgia leads 10-0 for the first time since 1982, last year it was also unbeaten in the SEC. … the Bulldogs are No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the sixth week in a row, the longest stretch since the 1980 national championships. … Georgia leads the country in scoring defense (7.8). … The Bulldogs have led opponents 323-36 in the first three quarters.


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