No. 5 Georgia Upsets No. 3 Clemson in the Battle of the Defenses


Jacob Serrano

With the return of the college football season, No. 5 Georgia squared off against 3rd ranked Clemson that resulted in a 10-3 upset win for the Bulldogs.


Defense was the story in this one as the Bulldogs sacked Clemson and their second-year Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei 7 times. The only touchdown of the game came off of a pick-6 by Christopher Smith of Georgia in the 2nd quarter. 



The obvious takeaway from this game was the poor offensive line play by Clemson. It was seemingly almost every drive Uiagalelei was under pressure or sacked. With an O-line that needs to gel, a good running game would help and with the departure of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Ettienne, the Tigers couldn’t get anything going on the ground with the team combining for 2 total yards in rushing offense. 


With no run game and a shaky offensive line, the Tigers became one-dimensional and were attacked time and time again. The post-Trevor Lawrence Clemson team definitely looked out of sync as they fell to 0-1 on the season. 


Clemson will face SC State in week 2 with the hopes to bounce back.


Georgia on the other hand got after it on defense and wreaked havoc all over the Clemson offense. The defense was flying all over the field and didn’t give the Tigers a chance to catch their breath.


While Georgia only totaled 3 points of offense they grinded out the victory against a formidable Clemson team. QB J.T. Daniels and the Bulldogs will look to improve upon their win as they face UAB in week 2.