Thumbs up, thumbs down from USC-Georgia

September 8, 2013 

South Carolina's wide receiver Nick Jones (3) is congratulated by South Carolina's offensive guard A.J. Cann (50) after Jones scores. The USC Gamecocks play the Georgia Bulldogs, Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN — kkfoster@thestate.com

THUMBS UP

Nick Jones

The junior wide receiver caught six passes for 97 yards, including TD receptions of 18 and 30 yards in the second quarter.

Second-quarter offense

The Gamecocks had three possessions in the second quarter and scored TDs on all three, including drives of 84 and 71 yards.

Mike Davis

The sophomore tailback is doing his best to make USC fans forget Marcus Lattimore after piling up 149 yards and scoring a TD.

THUMBS DOWN

Defensive play

The USC defense looked no different than the Clemson defense the week before, as the Bulldogs rolled up 536 yards behind Aaron Murray’s passing and Todd Gurley’s rushing.

Onside kick

The kickoff team was caught completely unaware after Georgia’s first touchdown, when the Bulldogs successfully executed an onside kick that led to a field goal.

Connor Shaw fumble

With the Gamecocks driving in the third quarter, Shaw fumbled at the Georgia 25. The Bulldogs turned it into a field goal at the other end.

Low snap

On the PAT attempt to start the fourth quarter, a low snap helped cause Elliott Fry’s miss to keep the score 34-30

Big bomb

Murray got flushed out of the pocket on third-and-13 from the Georgia 15 and found a streaking Justin Scott-Wesley down the sideline for a 85-yard TD in the fourth quarter for a back-breaking score.

Neil White

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