ATHENS, Ga. – The 13th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated Mississippi State Saturday night time 31-24 below the lights of Dooley Subject at Sanford Stadium in entrance of a crowd of 20,524 and a nationally-televised viewers on SEC Community.
In his Georgia debut, redshirt-sophomore quarterback JT Daniels accomplished 28-of-38 passes for a career-best 401 yards. Daniels turned the primary Georgia quarterback to go for 400 yards since Aaron Murray towards Auburn in 2013.
Daniels’ go-to receiver was freshman Jermaine Burton who tallied career-bests with eight catches, 197 yards, and two landing catches. Sophomore George Pickens additionally added a landing catch, certainly one of eight complete catches for 87 yards. As a group, Georgia’s 401 passing yards was a season-high, topping the mark of 269 towards Alabama.
Defensively, sophomore Nakobe Dean totaled 12 tackles to steer the group. Senior Mark Webb picked up a career-best 9 tackles Saturday.
Mississippi State (2-5, 2-5 SEC) jumped on the board on the opening drive of the sport with a 22-yard discipline objective by junior Brandon Ruiz. The opening drive by Mississippi State ate up simply over eight minutes of the clock to start the sport as MSU discovered itself with an early Three-Zero lead.
The primary quarter ended with MSU main Georgia Three-Zero.
All 5 drives (three Georgia drives, two Mississippi State) within the second quarter ended with a rating for every group.
On the sixth play of the quarter, Daniels related with Pickens on an Eight-yard landing go for Daniels’ first TD go as a Bulldog. It was Pickens’ team-leading third TD catch of the season. A profitable PAT put Georgia (5-2, 5-2 SEC) forward 7-Three. Georgia’s scoring drive took 5:14 and spanned 69 yards.
Mississippi State responded by placing collectively a 14-play, 75-yard, 7:04 drive concluding with a 6-yard landing catch by senior Osirus Mitchell to place MSU again in entrance 10-7 with 5:24 to play within the opening half.
Daniels jumpstarted Georgia’s subsequent drive with a 49-yard go to Burton. The play topped Burton’s earlier season-long catch of 36 yards at Alabama. Mississippi State was capable of halt Georgia after the massive play and the drive concluded with a 41-yard discipline objective off the foot of redshirt-sophomore Jack Podlesny to tie the sport at 10 all.
A 51-yard catch-and-run by MSU freshman Jaden Walley into the tip zone on the responding drive gave Mississippi State the 17-10 benefit.
Georgia’s subsequent drive started with simply 1:22 to play within the half. Daniels went to Burton once more, this time finishing a 46-yard go to the freshman to place the Bulldogs in MSU territory. An 18-yard TD go, as soon as once more to Burton (his second of the season), tied the sport up at 17-17 with simply 30 seconds left within the half. The rating stood as each groups went to the locker rooms at halftime.
At halftime, Daniels had accomplished 13-of-17 passes in his Georgia debut for 204 yards, 149 of which have been accomplished by Burton on seven catches, already a season excessive in each for him.
Georgia started the second half with the ball. On second down simply inside MSU territory, Daniels dropped again and aired out a 48-yard go to Burton in the long run zone for Burton’s second TD catch of the night time. After the PAT, Georgia led 24-17.
As soon as once more, Mississippi State responded with an 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive, this time finishing the sequence with a Three-yard rush by freshman Dillon Johnson into the tip zone to tie the sport at 24 within the third quarter.
The third quarter concluded with the sport knotted 24-24.
Georgia regained its lead at 31-24 with 9:50 to play within the recreation on a 40-yard landing go from Daniels to redshirt-freshman Kearis Jackson, the fourth TD go of the sport for Daniels, a brand new career-best. The play additionally tipped Daniels’ profession greatest with 370 passing yards on the time.
Subsequent up, Georgia travels down the highway to Columbia, South Carolina for a matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks subsequent Saturday, Nov. 28. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 on SEC Community.