Georgia did what it needed to do on Saturday, dispatching the Charleston Southern Buccaneers 55-9 in a game that was closer than the score makes it appear.
Nah, just kidding. Georgia created a turnover on the Buccaneers first possession, immediately scored on its first play from scrimmage, and never trailed or even came close to it. The Red and Black rolled up a commanding 580 yards of total offense while only surrendering 211 in return, 139 of which came in a second half which saw Coach Richt empty the bench like there was no tomorrow.
Nick Chubb took the second half off allowing Brendan Douglas to rack up 12 carries for 66 yards and even for Kyle Karempelis to get some substantial carries. Hutson Mason likewise put in one hellacious half of work before yielding to Brice Ramsey and eventually Faton Bauta. Ramsey in particular made some nice throws, going 8 of 12 passing for 92 yards. He threw a nice touchdown pass but also had an interception on which he made a good read but a poor throw toward Shakenneth Williams (who looked good himself running routes and going after the ball).
The Bulldogs will now sit back and wait for Tennessee to take on Missouri in hopes that the Volunteers, behind freshman QB Joshua Dobbs and without their best defender (the suspended A.J. Johnson), can trip up the Tigers and deliver the 'Dawgs to the Georgia Dome. We'll be back with a dedicated game thread for that match up, but feel free to use this as the place to discuss all the college football action between now and then. Until later . . .