Georgia football was dominant once again on Saturday, knocking off South Carolina 48-7 in Columbia.
The team played well as a whole, but this was very much the Brock Bowers game. After failing to reach 60 yards in each of the first two matchups of the season, Bowers erupted against the Gamecocks to the tune of five catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He also added an additional five-yard score on the ground.
For the first time this season, running back Kenny McIntosh did not finish as Georgia’s leading receiver. South Carolina’s focus on limiting his opportunities out of the backfield left the door wide open for Bowers.
Georgia football tight end Brock Bowers earns week three MVP honors against Gamecocks.
Our weekly MVP Twitter poll was not particularly close, with Bowers deservedly earning MVP.
The sophomore had his first big game of the season and reminded the rest of the country of who he is. He wasn’t necessarily being fed the ball, as he had just five catches, but his touches proved to be wildly productive.
One of his touchdowns was an NFL-caliber catch in the end zone with a defender in his face. Bowers showed off his athleticism as he high-pointed the pass and came down with the ball in the end zone, somehow managing to tap both feet in bounds.
Even though the defender was in a decent position, this was simply one of those “I’m just better” moments. Bowers seems to have a lot of them.
His other receiving score was a 78-yard catch and run early in the third quarter. Stetson Bennett hit him in stride up the seam, and Bowes took care of the rest, breaking a tackle, juking a defender, and turning on the burners on his way to the end zone.
Georgia fans are well acquainted with the speed and athleticism that Bowers possesses. Though he started off the season slower than most expected, it was only a matter of time before he broke out like this. He is one of the most lethal offensive threats in the country and will continue to be a force in Georgia’s No. 3 ranked passing game.
This week marks Bowers’ first time as the weekly MVP, but we have a feeling it will not be the last.