Through six weeks, the 2019 college football season had been light on drama. That all changed Saturday when South Carolina knocked off No. 3 Georgia, 20-17, on the road in an absolute stunner.
Despite scoring just one offensive touchdown, the Gamecocks were able to upend their SEC East rival in double-overtime. The team put together a historic effort on defense, holding Georgia to just 17 points in the contest. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm struggled a great deal.
Fromm, one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation, finished 28-of-51 for 295 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. His third pick came on his team’s first possession in overtime.
South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski, meanwhile, suffered a nasty injury that forced him to miss most of the second half of the contest. He was replaced by Dakereon Joyner.
South Carolina took a 17-10 lead in the second quarter on a pick-six by Israel Mukuamu. Georgia tied the score at 17-17 on a late touchdown pass from Fromm to Demetris Robertson.
Overtime was ugly. After Fromm’s third pick, South Carolina kicker Parker White missed a 33-yard field goal attempt. On the Gamecocks’ next possession, White atoned for his error, hitting a 24-yard field goal to give his team the lead.
Georgia’s final possession ended in a missed field goal from kicker Rodrigo Blankenship. It was mayhem in the aftermath.
South Carolina takes down #3 Georgia in Athens after Blankenship misses the field goal in 2 OT! pic.twitter.com/ZjHlzgNfVE
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 12, 2019
South Carolina, with the win, moves to 3-3 on the season. Georgia, meanwhile, will now face a massive uphill battle when it comes to the College Football Playoff.