No. 1 Georgia clinches SEC East with win at MS State

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — – Stetson Bennett threw for 3 touchdowns and No. 1 Georgia overcame a first-half surge by Mississippi State for a 38-19 victory on Saturday night time.

With the victory, the East Division champion Bulldogs secured a spot within the SEC Championship recreation. Georgia will face SEC West champ LSU in Atlanta on Dec. 3

It was a dominating effort by the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP), who put up 468 yards of offense. Bennett led the way in which, going 25 for 37 for 289 yards with two interceptions. Georgia additionally rushed for 179 yards.

MSU (6-4, 3-4) struggled to persistently produce towards Georgia on the offensive facet. Will Rogers went 29 for 51 and threw for 263 yards and a landing. Mississippi State rushed for simply 47 yards on 15 carries. Rufus Harvey led MSU with six catches for 66 yards and a rating.

Georgia turned the soccer over twice on interceptions by Bennett and had one other near-turnover within the purple zone within the first half when a fumble was nullified after the play was blown lifeless.

Regardless of these turnovers, UGA dominated and used a giant second half by receiver Ladd McConkey, who ran 70 yards for a landing and completed with 5 catches for 71 yards and one other rating.

McConkey’s first TD on a 70-yard run began off the second half after Mississippi State had closed inside 17-12 on the half.

UGA had a 17-3 lead within the second quarter earlier than MSU minimize its deficit on a 66-yard punt return by Zavion Thomas within the last seconds of the interval.


Georgia gave away numerous momentum proper earlier than the half with a punt return landing that minimize its result in 17-12, however the visiting Bulldogs shortly scored within the third quarter and regained management.


With one other win and the SEC East locked up, Georgia will keep at No. 1 this week.


Mississippi State will host East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Georgia will journey to Kentucky on Saturday.