On Saturday, Georgia football had a point to prove against Georgia Tech, and true freshman tight end Brock Bowers helped make a historical statement.
Coming into this noon matchup against a 3-8 Georgia Tech team, everybody knew how this game would end up going. The Dawgs came in 11-0 and were looking to go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 1980.
Georgia started the game fast and did not look back.
The Dawgs’ defense did not allow a single point to a Georgia Tech offense that looked outmatch throughout the entire game. This shutout gives Georgia three on the year after shutting out Vanderbilt and Arkansas earlier in the year.
Georgia wanted an explosive performance which Bowers and the offense delivered.
A quick field goal to start the game by Georgia starting kicker Jack Podlesny, and then that offense took it away for good with a touchdown pass to Jermaine Burton to make it 10-0. After that first score, it went all downhill for the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia football tight end Brock Bowers led the Dawgs to victory.
Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett continued to lead this offense as he went 14-of-20 for 255 yards and threw for four touchdown passes. While he threw the ball, Bowers looked like an elite tight end today by having just three receptions for 100 yards and two scores.
Bowers now has 652 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. Those 10 touchdowns are the most by any tight end in Georgia history.
He also broke Orson Charles’ 2011 record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a season with his performance against the Yellow Jackets. There has only been one receiver to earn 1000 yards in a season, and that was Terrance Edwards. However, with the possibility of three games left on the season, Bowers could break that record too.
People, he is a true freshman.
Each week it seems like Bowers gets more assertive, not by just catching the ball, but blocking as well. He is the total package and is going to bring Georgia a lot of success. Bowers is emerging as a leader on this team, and very few defenses have found answers for him.
The Dawgs did what they needed to do today — they won big and got the starters out early.
Now the Dawgs turn their head to take on the Crimson Tide of Alabama in a marquee SEC Championship game.