Georgia dominated Louisiana-Lafayette at home in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to give the Bulldogs any traction in the SEC Country Power Poll.
The Bulldogs defeated UL-Lafayette 35-21 and remained in the eighth spot in the SEC Country Power Poll for the second consecutive week.
The poll consists of 23 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
Georgia was bolstered early by big plays from Isaiah McKenzie. The junior ran 55 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. A few minutes later, McKenzie doubled Georgia’s lead with an 82-yard put return for touchdown. It was the fifth punt return touchdown of McKenzie’s career, a Georgia record.
The secondary also stepped up for Georgia in the first quarter to stifled ULL and preserve the lead. Deandre Baker and Aaron Davis had an interception apiece in the first seven minutes of the game. Malkom Parrish gave Georgia a third interception toward the end of the second quarter.
The final 35-21 score indicates a closer game than it actually was. Georgia led 35-7 with nine minutes left, but the second string allowed to touchdowns to close the gap, much to the chagrin of Kirby Smart.
Georgia will have one final chance to boost it’s standing in the SEC Country Power Poll when it plays in-state rival Georgia Tech this Saturday in Athens.
The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with the Yellow Jackets 60-45-5. Georgia has won 13 of the last 15 contest between the two, including a 13-7 victory last season in Atlanta.
Check back next week to see the Week 13 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 12 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||299||23||1||1||1|
|2||Florida (9 - 4)||259||0||4||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||257||0||3||2||7|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||222||0||2||3||7|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||199||0||6||4||7|
|6||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||193||0||5||3||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||166||0||7||5||8|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||148||0||8||6||9|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||106||0||10||6||11|
|10||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||75||0||9||8||12|
|11||South Carolina (6 - 7)||64||0||12||9||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||60||0||14||9||14|
|13||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||39||0||11||10||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||6||0||13||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)