TRAY SCOTT (DL COACH) – Against Oregon and Samford, Georgia’s defensive line has been able to dominate by default, but Tray Scott and the D-line haven’t played against a SEC offensive line yet. USC will field a senior group in their O-line so look to see some more creativity in the D-line play. If you also consider the fact that USC has allowed 10 sacks in just two games, it should mean a good day for Coach Scott and Co.
TYRION INGRAM-DAWKINS (DL #93) – This will be a homecoming game for the South Carolina native. Being the No. 1 player in his state in the class of 2021, there’ll be some pressure on him playing in Columbia for the first time in his collegiate career, but he’ll step up to the challenge. He’s been getting valuable snaps this season and is in the place to make his presence known in what should be a meaningful game for the second-year D-lineman.
SMAEL MONDON (LB #2) – Coach Smart said that he expects newer guys to find their footing by their second or third game, but in his first year starting second-year linebacker Smael Mondon is already making plays left and right. He has a knack for making tackles close or behind the line of scrimmage; he just finds a way to get there. Expect for his name to be called a good bit when the Dawgs play in Columbia.
JAVON BULLARD (DB #22) – Bullard isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. His teammates and coaches will tell you that he plays way bigger than his size and isn’t afraid to get physical. With the outside corner position locked up thanks to Kelee Ringo and Kamari Lassiter, targets will move inside towards Bullard. Bullard should have plenty of opportunities to make plays in Georgia’s SEC opener against South Carolina.
KENDALL MILTON (RB #2) – Kendall Milton has proven himself to be the most productive running back thus far this season. With Georgia beginning SEC play against South Carolina, expect to see them lean more into the ground game. Milton has showcased talent in the first two games having a couple runs over 10 yards. In general, the ground game is more reliable, so those extra touches for Milton should lead to an explosive performance!
AD MITCHELL (WR #5) – If you want to see a play, just look his way. His connection with his quarterback Stetson Bennett truly is elite. You could see it on display against Oregon where Mitchell showed us that he could still climb the ladder and make a catch. His play against Bama in the National Championship last season was not a one-hit-wonder. Against South Carolina Mitchell will be leaned on when it matters most
Georgia and South Carolina squared off in the 2006 NCAA Baseball Super Regional in Athens, with the Bulldogs winning two of three to advance to the College World Series.
The Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks in a 41-30 thriller in 2013, with Georgia stopping South Carolina on a fourth quarter goal line stand and then running out the final 8:28 of the game.
Behind a strong running game, Georgia beat South Carolina 28-6 to open the 1992 season in Columbia, in what was the Gamecocks first ever game as a member of the SEC.