Brock Bowers rewrites Georgia football record with tremendous 12th TD

Brock Bowers runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Brock Bowers runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Georgia football struck first in the Orange Bowl as true freshman tight end Brock Bowers made history by scoring his 12th touchdown.

Bowers broke Terrence Edwards’ record of 11 single-season touchdowns. Michigan wasn’t ready for him as he caught the ball wide open and quickly trotted into the endzone.

Ladd McConkey laid a great block even though they didn’t need it because as soon as Bowers caught it, no one was stopping him from getting the score.

Brock Bowers bulldozed his way into the Georgia football record books after his touchdown against Michigan.

Bowers had three catches for 51 yards in the Dawgs’ first drive, including a 35-yarder he had to snag out of the air. That catch should be on ESPN’s top-10 plays because it was one athletic catch.

He is also on track to break Edwards’ single-season receiving yard record, as Bowers needs a little over 200 yards to make it happen.

Bowers continues to prove no matter the opponent or how big the stage is, he can rise to the occasion and make big plays.

The true freshman finished the game with six catches for 68 yards, giving him 53 catches for 859 yards and 12 scores on the season.

He is the best tight end in the country and continues to prove why every time he steps on the field. The Dawgs have a special player in Bowers, and by now, they know it, but it’s wild Michigan left him wide open throughout the game.

Bowers won SEC Freshman of the Year, but it wouldn’t surprise us if he didn’t win the national Freshman of the Year honor. He is such a weapon and continues to prove why he is the best tight end in the country.

That score gave the Dawgs some momentum, which they need against a scrappy Michigan team. However, Michigan was more worried about other players, and when you do that, it’s obvious Bowers can hurt a defense.

Georgia kept the pressure on, and that touchdown paced them for the rest of the game. By putting together that seven-play, 80-yard 4:11 long drive to start the game, it set the tone and gave the Dawgs a wide-open door to run away with it.

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Offensive coordinator Todd Monken called a good game, but this opening drive delivered the first of many blows to Michigan’s defense. The Dawgs wanted that Orange Bowl victory more than Michigan, and they did whatever it took to get it.