Georgia escaped with a 10-3 win, showing defensive dominance all night, keeping Clemson 180 yards total, 2 yards rushing and registering 7 sacks.
Clemson fans surely don’t bow their heads because of their team’s defensive effort.
Georgia’s powerful offensive has struggled.
JT Daniels, a preseason prospect for Heisman, threw just 135 yards on 22/30 passes. He certainly struggled.
Defense was the name of the game on Saturday night.
“Obviously we’re incredibly disappointed with the outcome of the game, but kudos to Georgia, it was a heavyweight fight,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said after the game.
“A really tough game, as we knew. We knew the points were going to be hard to come by.
Georgia’s first seven were fierce, totaling seven sacks on the night and making life miserable for Clemson’s offensive line and quarterback DJ Uiagalelei.
Inside linebacker Nakobe Dean played like a superstar, registering 2 sacks. Outside linebackers Adam Anderson and Nolan Smith each got one. Defensive linemen Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter and Travon Walker all made their way through the sack column with one apiece.
“Georgia is a big front,” Swinney continued. “They are incredibly talented and so are we… We started a real freshman in the left guard… It was two very good football teams tonight and that is going to prove to be the case during the season. Tonight, they played a little more than us. We have to grow from it.
As previously mentioned, all was not good for Georgia. The Bulldogs offense struggled as much as the Tigers offense.
Superstar quarterback JT Daniels didn’t look good. The racing game had some good times, but they were very rare. Overall, it looked like Georgia’s offensive before Daniel.
Swinney commented on his team’s defensive performance against the Dawgs.
“We felt like we were well suited in the race game and we did it. I wish I could have kept them off the field better, but we lost eight of them and had a lot of stunts and twists. We were able to put pressure on it. We did a great job just changing it up and trying to make them look different. We felt like if we could handle the racing game and get them out of whatever they wanted to do, we would get along pretty well. “