Last season the Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers started the college football season off against one another in one of the classic games of the year, won by the Tigers, 38-35 in Death Valley. Well not only did the Bulldogs get their revenge on Saturday night, but Todd Gurley stated his case for being the best football player in the nation as he powered his Georgia squad past Clemson, 45-21.
Gurley turned in one of the more dominant individual performances that we have seen in quite some time, and definitely the most dominant of his career thus far in Athens. As far as on the ground, Gurley finished the night with 198 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns. However, it was his fourth touchdown that really started turning heads.
Midway through the second quarter and with his team down 21-14, Gurley went to work on special teams for the ensuing kickoff following the most recent Clemson score, and all he proceeded to do was take it back all the way 100 yards for the tying score.
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Georgia and Gurley would not look back from there in this one, as they never gave up the lead the rest of the way through.
In his first game as the starter for this team, Hutson Mason didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but as you can see from what was mentioned above, he didn’t have to. He did do a masterful job of managing his offense, however, finishing with 131 yards on 18-of-26 passing.
We went into this weekend believing that South Carolina had the head start on the track to the SEC East title. Well after what we’ve seen the past few days, that distinction now goes to Gurley and the Dawgs.