Defensive masterpiece propels No. 5 Georgia past No. 3 Clemson

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Georgia antiaircraft backmost Christopher Smith celebrates with Kelee Ringo, left, aft intercepting a Clemson walk and returning it for a touchdown during the 2nd 4th of an NCAA assemblage shot crippled Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, successful Charlotte, N.C. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Many expected a precocious powered violative showdown successful the Duke’s Mayo Classic. Instead, it turned into a vintage Georgia Bulldogs antiaircraft performance.

A full of 74,187 fans came into Bank of America Stadium to witnesser the primetime matchup betwixt the fifth-ranked Bulldogs and the third-ranked Clemson Tigers.

While mayo is bully for galore things to devour with, it was not bully for Tigers backmost D.J. Uiagalelei who was sacked 7 times tonight.

“We frustrated and confused them,” Georgia manager Kirby Smart said.

The archetypal 4th resulted successful a stalemate. The Bulldogs managed to get down to the Tigers 13 portion the Tigers discourtesy generated -5 yards acknowledgment to the Bulldogs defence (i.e. Nolan Smith and Nakobe Dean)

Field presumption besides played a cardinal relation for some teams successful the archetypal half. The Dawgs started wrong their ain 31 connected mean portion the Tigers started wrong their own

Christopher Smith came up large for the Bulldogs arsenic helium picked disconnected D.J. Uiagalelei, returning the interception 74 yards for a touchdown.

Georgia fans were hyped and pumped. They were going brainsick and rocking the stadium.

As halftime approached, the Bulldogs defence held the Tigers to 1 rushing yard. Yes, conscionable one.

“I knew we were would beryllium beauteous bully and beauteous heavy connected defense,” Smart said. “But we’re much diversion than erstwhile we were successful the past.”

They besides broke Clemson’s streak of scoring successful the archetypal fractional astatine 143 games.

The Bulldogs defence picked up wherever they near disconnected arsenic the 3rd 4th began. Dean ended the Tigers opening 2nd fractional possession with a sack forcing the Tigers to punt.

Daniels enactment the defence successful a pugnacious presumption connected the ensuing thrust arsenic helium was picked disconnected by Baylon Spector putting the Tigers heavy successful Bulldogs territory.

The defence erstwhile again came up big, getting 2 sacks to propulsion the Tigers retired of tract extremity scope and spell 3 and out. This was a overmuch needed halt by the Bulldogs and acceptable the discourtesy up with momentum.

Daniels led the Bulldogs downfield to the Tigers 5 successful hopes of getting the Bulldogs archetypal violative touchdown of the night. Instead, the Tigers defence held beardown and they settled for three.

The Bulldogs carried their 10-0 pb into the 4th quarter.

Clemson was not going to spell down without a fight. In their case, points. Uiagalelei led the Clemson discourtesy down to the Bulldogs 5 but had to settee for 3 points with 9:08 to spell successful the 4th quarter.

Georgia’s violative enactment took implicit the crippled with 4 minutes near which helped moving backmost Zamir White decorativeness bruising runs against the Clemson defence and person connected archetypal downs.

The Bulldogs defence finished the crippled allowing lone 2 rushing yards and held the Tigers to 5-16 connected 3rd down.

Clemson scored 3 points, the fewest successful the Dabo Swinney era.

“I’m not going to constitute the play disconnected due to the fact that we mislaid 10-3 to a top-five team,” Clemson caput manager Swinney said.

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