The Most Underrated Thing Was …
Georgia dropkicked South Carolina
South Carolina has a terrific team under head coach Shane Beamer. It’s 1-2, but there’s no shame in losing at Arkansas in a shootout, and there’s really no issue with losing to the No. 1 team in college football.
The Gamecocks will pull off a few big wins this year and they’ll end going bowling – it’ll be a fight, though, in the rigors of the SEC. Before they do all of that, they had to deal with Georgia in a home game that some thought would be a test for the defending national champion.
Oh yes, they did the whole Sandstorm thing, there were pieces of cloth being swirled around, and everyone got into a tizzy, and then the South Carolina offense stalled and had to punt.
Georgia drove 82 yards in ten plays in scored, the defense picked off a Spencer Rattler pass, the offense scored again, Beamer yelled at some women to get off the field – he didn’t realize they were being honored, and later apologized – Georgia scored again, and …
48-7. It was even worse than that – South Carolina got its touchdown in final minute garbage time.
And again, South Carolina is good.
Oregon proved against BYU that its great, but it would still be getting scored on by Georgia if the people who ran the stadium didn’t make everyone leave.
So far, Georgia has beaten Oregon, Samford, and South Carolina by a combined score of 130-10, and again, the only touchdown allowed was very, very late in Columbia last week after just about everyone had went to go do something more interesting.
Last year’s Georgia team beat Clemson, UAB, and South Carolina to start the season by a combined score of 106-23. Now, the Dawgs didn’t allow a point over their next two games and only gave up more than 18 once all season, but as it turns out, the 2022 version appears to be pretty good, too.
Kent State, at Missouri, Auburn, Vanderbilt. It’s going to get a whole lot uglier before the date with Florida at the end of October.