Georgia Bulldogs Sink Buccaneers in Tune-Up for Season Finale


The Georgia Bulldogs made quick work of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in a game that was basically a warm-up for Georgia Tech.

The Bulldogs started fast, recovering a Buccaneers fumble on their first possession, and then taking only one play — a 35-yard pass from Hutson Mason to Chris Conley — to go up 7-0 on way to a 55-9 route of Charleston Southern.

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After that, it was all Bulldogs.

There was to be no FCS-upset party in Athens, as Georgia came out prepared and focused and did exactly what they needed to do.

The game could essentially be looked as as a tune-up for next week’s huge game against in-state rival Georgia Tech, as CSU runs a version of the option offense not dissimilar to the one the Yellow Jackets employ. The Buccaneers run theirs primarily out of the shotgun, but the gap assignments and pitch possibilities are very much the same.

Helmet Stickers go to; tailback Nick Chubb, who ran for 113 yards on just nine carries, including an 83-yard touchdown run on the Bulldogs second possession (the longest run from scrimmage by a Bulldog since 1985); wide receiver Chris Conley, who caught three passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns; The Georgia defense, who for the second week in row held an opponent under 10 points.

Georgia will now get ready for Georgia Tech to visit Sanford Stadium, in a game that could have significant implications on a national level.