No. 2 Georgia dominates No. 9 Ole Miss to remain unbeaten in Brock Bowers’ return

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No. 2 Georgia dominated No. 9 Ole Miss in a top-10 SEC matchup Saturday, winning 52-17 to remain unbeaten. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton rushed for a career-high 127 yards and two touchdowns, while Daijun Edwards added 59 yards on the ground and two TDs of his own. Freshman Andrew Paul chipped in another rushing TD on 32 yards.
  • Georgia quarterback Carson Beck went 18-of-25 passing for 306 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
  • Ole Miss running back Quinshon Judkins scored the Rebels’ only two TDs, rushing for 75 yards.
  • Georgia improves to 10-0 and will face Tennessee on the road next Saturday.

Bulldogs offense firing on all cylinders

Georgia’s offense again played at an elite level. The first four drives? All touchdowns. Then two more in the second half to put it away. Beck was again outstanding, racking up more than 300 passing yards. Ladd McConkey and the receivers embarrassed Ole Miss defenders. Milton and Edwards ran wild (two touchdowns each, Milton with a career-high 127 yards on just nine carries.)

Georgia’s first-team offense averaged 10.5 yards per play. Maybe it wasn’t the stiffest competition: Ole Miss came in ranked fifth in the SEC in defensive YPP, but gave up 28 points the previous week to a below-average Texas A&M offense. So the Rebels were there for the taking, and the Bulldogs took. — Seth Emerson, Georgia football writer

Bowers’ return to the field

Bowers, making his surprisingly fast return from ankle surgery, not only played but played a lot: He was on the majority of snaps before Georgia pulled the starters.

Bowers caught the touchdown pass that put Georgia up 45-14, and finished with three catches for 34 yards, looking like his old self much of the time: Blocking, making cuts and shedding tacklers. — Emerson

Georgia defense dominates

This Georgia defense, as mortal as it’s been this year, continues to pick the right time in games to be dominant. From early in the second quarter through the end of the third quarter, six possessions, Ole Miss was held to a combined 19 yards on 21 plays.

That was plenty enough after a start to the game that looked like it could be a shootout: Ole Miss reached the end zone on the opening drive — becoming the fifth team to do so against Georgia — and was winning the line of scrimmage. But as it has all season the Georgia defense adjusted, keying on the run and forcing Ole Miss to try to win through the air. It could not. — Emerson

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