Georgia snapped its two-game losing streak Sunday with a 28-14 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel rushed for over 100 yards apiece in the win, but Georgia remained steady in the SEC Country Power Poll.
Even with a win, the Bulldogs remain in ninth for the second straight week. They fell into that position from eighth following the heartbreaking loss to Tennessee in Week 5.
The poll consists of 17 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
Two rushing touchdowns from Chubb gave Georgia a 14-0 early in the second quarter, and it appeared the Bulldogs were on their way to their most convincing win of the season. But the Gamecocks stayed competitive all afternoon.
Much of that was thanks to the poor play of Jacob Eason, who by far had the worst outing of his career. The freshman completed 5 of his 17 passes for just 29 yards. His interception in the third quarter led to a South Carolina touchdown, bringing the score to 14-7 and swinging momentum in the Gamecocks’ favor.
However, a sack by Davin Bellamy on South Carolina’s first possession after its touchdown led to a three-and-out. Brian Herrien and Sony Michel drove Georgia down the field on the ensuing possession, and a 7-yard touchdown pass from Eason to Isaiah McKenzie gave Georgia a 21-7 lead. South Carolina scored again to make it a one-score game with less than two minutes left, but Terry Godwin returned an onside kick for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs the 28-14 win.
South Carolina also kept its spot in the Power Poll, staying in 13th following the loss.
Georgia figures to have its easiest SEC test of the season next week when the Bulldogs take on No. 14 Vanderbilt in Athens.
Check back next week to see the Week 7 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 6 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||221||17||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||202||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||179||0||3||3||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||175||0||4||2||6|
|5||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||8||4||9|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||131||0||6||5||9|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||118||0||5||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||117||0||7||4||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||99||0||9||6||9|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||54||0||11||10||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||45||0||10||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||42||0||12||10||13|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||27||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||2||0||14||13||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)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)