NCAAF Game Recap - South Carolina at Georgia
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 12, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

1Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

2OT

T

South Carolina (3-3)

7

10

0

0

0

3

20

(3) Georgia (5-1)

3

7

0

7

0

0

17

Mukuamu's 3 picks help SC shock No. 3 Georgia 20-17 in 2OT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:49 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Jake Fromm knew better than to blame Georgia's first loss on Rodrigo Blankenship's missed 42-yard field goal that ended the game.

It was four turnovers - on the usually rock-solid Fromm's three interceptions and lost fumble - that put a big dent in the Bulldogs' championship hopes.

Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown and South Carolina took advantage of the turnovers to beat No. 3 Georgia 20-17 in double overtime on Saturday.

"Not as clean as I want it to be," Fromm said. "There were definitely some turnovers and some incompletions. We should have played more clean. That's part of it and you wish we had just executed better on offense."

Parker White's 23-yard field goal in the second overtime proved to be enough when Blankenship was wide left from 42 yards. Blankenship's second miss of the game sent South Carolina players charging onto the field to celebrate the upset.

The rowdy celebration continued in the locker room.

White missed a 33-yard attempt in the first overtime.

"I had confidence that I was going to get to go out there and have a chance to win the game for us in the next overtime," he said.

It was a humbling loss for Georgia (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which suffered a big hit to its national championship hopes. The Bulldogs were favored by 24 1/2 points.

One of Mukuamu's picks came on a pass Fromm was trying to throw out of bounds. Another, on the second play of overtime, bounced off the hands of wide receiver Tyler Simmons. White's miss from 33 yards kept the game alive.

"You can't beat anybody when you have a 4-0 turnover margin," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. "We didn't force any on defense. We didn't cause any problems on defense and we didn't take care of the ball."

South Carolina led 17-10 before Fromm led Georgia on a tying 96-yard touchdown drive capped by his 6-yard scoring pass to Demetris Robertson with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.

White, who made a 49-yard field goal in the first half, missed a 57-yarder with 40 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs one final possession in regulation.

Fromm moved the Bulldogs to the South Carolina 38, in possible position for Blankenship to attempt a game-winning field goal. An illegal shift penalty pushed Georgia back five yards, ending the field-goal possibility as regulation ended.

South Carolina (3-3, 2-2) got its first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 18 Tennessee in 2016. It was an important signature win for coach Will Muschamp over his alma mater.

"That was a great college football game, and you hate for anyone to lose in that situation, especially the way it happened," Muschamp said, referring to Blankenship's final miss. "My heart goes out to him in losing in that fashion."

The Gamecocks won despite losing quarterback Ryan Hilinski to an apparent knee injury.

Hilinski completed 15 of 20 passes for 116 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Edwards, before leaving the game after a late hit in the third quarter. Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson was penalized for roughing the passer.

Fromm threw no interceptions on 111 passes through five games. His first giveaway of the season in the second quarter was costly.

Pressure from the South Carolina defense forced Fromm to attempt a pass off his back foot. The floater from Fromm in the direction of George Pickens was intercepted by Mukuamu, whose 53-yard return gave the Gamecocks the lead.

D'Andre Swift, who ran for 113 yards, had a 1-yard scoring run early in the second quarter.

INJURY REPORT

South Carolina: There was no immediate report on the severity of Hilinski's injury. He pounded the grass for several minutes until being helped off the field. He watched the remainder of the game on the South Carolina bench, wearing a temporary cast that covered most of his leg. ... LT Sadarius Hutcherson was helped off the field early in the fourth.

Georgia: Defensive back Mark Webb left the game in the third quarter with a left knee injury. ... WR Lawrence Cager appeared to aggravate a left shoulder injury when making a third-down catch in the second quarter. Cager returned to make another catch but left the game for good with injured ribs.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Carolina: The Gamecocks gave up 468 total yards but showed surprising strength to contain Georgia's SEC-leading rushing attack. The Bulldogs averaged 250 yards rushing before being held to 173. The Gamecocks remained poised after Joyner replaced Hilinski.

Georgia: The Bulldogs expected to have a commanding advantage on each line, but they could not wear down South Carolina's defense as they had against previous opponents. Instead, attempts by Swift and other backs to run at the heart of the Gamecocks' defense had less success during the game.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Georgia, tied with Ohio State at No. 3, is headed for a fall in the next Top 25.

UP NEXT

South Carolina: The Gamecocks face their second straight top-10 team when they return home to play No. 7 Florida next week. South Carolina has won five of the last nine in the series.

Georgia: The Bulldogs will play another home game against an SEC East rival when Kentucky visits on Saturday.

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Passing

SCar Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Hilinski 20 15 75.0 1 116 46 0 105.4
D. Joyner 12 6 50.0 0 39 13 0 57.3
UGA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fromm 51 28 54.9 1 295 33 3 54.0

Rushing

SCar Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Dowdle 21 79 3.8 17 0
D. Joyner 6 28 4.7 10 0
UGA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Swift 23 113 4.9 14 1
Z. White 12 44 3.7 12 0

Receiving

SCar Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Edwards 6 78 13.0 46 1
N. Muse 3 31 10.3 13 0
UGA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Pickens 7 98 14.0 33 0
D. Robertson 5 51 10.2 17 1

Fumbles

UGA F FL
J. Fromm 1 1

Returning

Punting

SCar Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Charlton 7 318 45.4 58
UGA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Camarda 3 173 57.7 66

Takeaways

SCar Int Yds InTD
I. Mukuamu 3 53 1

Team Stats Comparison

SCar UGA
Points For 20 17
Total Yards 297 468
Rushing Yards 142 173
Passing Yards 155 295
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/32 28/52
Turnovers 0 4
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 16 30
Penalties - Yards 11/68 6/60
Time Of Possession 56:56 4:04
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/17 9/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/45 3/58

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SCar UGA
UGA 4:45 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 50 yd FG 0 3
SCar 13:02 TD Bryan Edwards 46 yd pass from Ryan Hilinski (Parker White kick) 7 3
2nd Quarter SCar UGA
UGA 1:25 TD D'Andre Swift 1 yd run (Rodrigo Blankenship kick) 7 10
SCar 12:00 FG Parker White 49 yd FG 10 10
SCar 14:00 TD Israel Mukuamu 53 yd interception return (Parker White kick) 17 10
3rd Quarter SCar UGA
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter SCar UGA
UGA 13:12 TD Demetris Robertson 6 yd pass from Jake Fromm (Rodrigo Blankenship kick) 17 17
Overtime SCar UGA
No scores this quarter
2nd Overtime SCar UGA
SCar 15:00 FG Parker White 24 yd FG 20 17

Game Information

Stadium: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 92,746
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