Carter was challenged by coach Kirby Smart after Christmas to step up and dominate. Carter responded with two tackles to open the game and a pair of forced fumbles throughout the game that proved crucial to the Bulldogs winning.
One of those fumbles came in the closing minutes of the second quarter when Carter tackled TCU quarterback Kenny Hill. That kept TCU from taking a possible 23-14 lead into halftime.
On the other side of the intermission, Carter forced a fumble 18 yards downfield which was recovered by Dominick Sanders. That began a Georgia drive hat ended with a 4-yard pass from Jacob Eason to Javon Wims to give Georgia a 21-16 lead.