佐治亚州 (12-0) gained momentum for next week’s much-anticipated Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 3 Alabama in Atlanta. It is the first undefeated regular season for the Bulldogs since 1982, when they capped a streak of three consecutive SEC championships with tailback Herschel Walker.
The renewal of the battle for state bragging rights was a mismatch.
佐治亚州, which began the day leading the nation with its averages of 7.5 点和 236 yards allowed, posted its third shutout while giving up only 171 码.
Bowers had a 77-yard touchdown catch, and Kenny McIntosh added a 59-yard scoring run. Bowers, a freshman, also scored on a 9-yard catch. 他有 10 touchdown receptions, a school record for tight ends.
佐治亚理工学院 (3-9) finished with three wins for the third consecutive season under coach Geoff Collins, who acknowledged this week he will need to show improvement next year. The Yellow Jackets closed the season with six consecutive losses following a 3-3 开始.
Relying on its top-ranked defense and Bennett’s accurate passing, Georgia was dominant in its fourth consecutive win in the state rivalry. The Bulldogs gave up only 67 yards in the first half.
Jordan Yates made his third consecutive start, and sixth overall, at quarterback for Georgia Tech. Yates passed for only 73 码, including a 40-yard completion to tight end Dylan Leonard in the third quarter. That drive ended with a fourth-down incompletion from the Georgia 33.
Georgia’s defense delivered another fourth-down stop early in the fourth quarter. Yates fielded a low shotgun snap and was sacked by Robert Beal for a loss of 10 near midfield.
Bennett completed 14 的 20 通行证, including scoring passes of 25 yards to Jermaine Burton and 11 yards to Ladd McConkey. Daijun Edwards had a 3-yard scoring run in the fourth, with quarterback JT Daniels and other backups on the field.
Georgia left tackle Jamaree Salyer missed his third consecutive start with a foot injury. Salyer, 大四, served as a game captain even though he was not in uniform.
Georgia lost wide receiver and punt returner Kearis Jackson to a rib injury in the first quarter. Wide receiver George Pickens, returning from a knee injury, had a 5-yard catch for his first reception of the season.
Georgia has won 10 最后的 12 in the series. 自从第一次 1924, the teams did not play last season as SEC schools played only conference schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic.
佐治亚州: 斗牛犬’ defense overwhelmed the Yellow Jackets. After taking a 24-0 lead on Bowers’ long touchdown catch, Georgia held a dominant 261-22 advantage in total yards. Georgia’s advantage in depth also was imposing. Bennett’s first nine completions were to nine different receivers.
佐治亚理工学院: The Yellow Jackets’ offense was one-dimensional most of the game. Quarterback Jeff Sims, who opened the season as the starter but was in a walking boot two weeks ago against Boston College, participated in pregame warmups but did not play. Coach Geoff Collins said Sims was available only in an emergency. Despite flashes of strong runs from Jordan Mason and Dontae Smith, who each ran for 59 码, Yates couldn’t establish a passing game.
Georgia enters the SEC championship game firmly entrenched as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 and the College Football Playoff.
佐治亚州: Plays No. 3 Alabama in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.
佐治亚理工学院: Opens its 2022 season against Clemson on Sept. 5 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.