To say that the Dawgs beat Oregon is an understatement, they destroyed them. Out the gate it was all Georgia and not a bit of hope for Oregon.
Georgia won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Oregon got the ball first and had a decent drive, but it would stall. Georgia then drove right down their throats and Ladd McConkey would run a jet sweep into the endzone to put UGA up, 7-0.
Oregon got the ball again, long enough for Oregon QB Bo Nix to throw a long ball that was intercepted by Georgia Freshman Safety Malaki Starks. Georgia started at their own eight yardline and the Dawgs would drive 92 yards to punch it in the endzone on a Stetson Bennett IV run.
Oregon got a good drive going and on Georgia’s 29 yard line, the Dawg defense would come up with another huge interception by Senior Christopher Smith. The Dawgs started with great field position and a few great throws would set them up at the one yard line and Senior RB Kenny McIntosh would go in for the score making it, 21-0. Oregon then had their best drive of the day that was capped off with a field goal.
From Oregon’s four yard line Stetson Bennett ran around and dodged Oregon defenders until he found Ladd McConkey in the endzone for the touchdown to increase the lead to 28-3 and the Dawgs took this enormous lead into the half.
The Dawgs received the second half kickoff and they didn’t slow down. A quick drive led to an eleven yard RB Kendall Milton touchdown, extending the lead to 35-3. That stifling Dawg defense would force yet another punt and get the ball back into that hot offense’s hands.
It wouldn’t take long for the Dawgs to get into Oregon territory, with wide receivers running free all night. Then, from the 18 yard line Bennett found Sophomore WR Adonai Mitchell for another Dawg touchdown. Another Oregon punt led to another Georgia touchdown as Kendall Milton caught the ball out of the backfield and ran it in for the final score of the day making it, 49-3.
The Dawg offense was the factor in this game and they were led by the player of the game, Stetson Bennett IV. The Bulldog quarterback threw for 368 yards and two passing touchdowns, also running for a touchdown as well. The Dawgs look just as, if not more dominant than last season and they didn’t skip a beat. They host Samford on Saturday, September 10th.