@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:The star
Brandon Boykin, cornerback, Georgia: Simply put, Boykin, a sophomore, was huge for Georgia on Saturday. His 100-yard kick return for a touchdown (the longest in Georgia history) tied the game at 7 in the first quarter, and his high-flying, second-quarter interception paved the way for a Blair Walsh field goal.
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:Key moment
With time winding down and the Bulldogs up 41-37, South Carolina was facing a fourth-and-4 on the Georgia 7-yard line. With South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia attempting a throw into the end zone, linebacker Rennie Curran jumped up and deflected the pass to the ground, sealing the victory for Georgia.
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:Key decision
After freshman corner Branden Smith fumbled his first kick return, Georgia stuck with him. Smith went on to return on kick 48 yards and score on a 61-yard end around.
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:Quote of the game
“It was a crazy play in a tough situation … But that was just one play that helped us win. We had guys all over the field making plays here and there, making turnovers. That was just part of my effort for this defense and this team.” — Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:By the numbers
24: combined penalties for Georgia and South Carolina, accounting for 206 total yards
148: kick return yards for Georgia’s Brandon Boykin and Branden Smith
1: punt for Georgia’s Drew Butler in a contest that is historically low-scoring