Record Setting Night, Streak Rolls On & One Dawg Has A Huge Night

Dale Zanine/USA Today

ATHENS, Ga.— Things couldn’t have gone any better for Georgia on Saturday night, than the performance put together for a 52-20 win over South Carolina. They ran, threw and caught the ball as well as you can.

On defense they struggled on third down in the first half, with the Gamecocks converting four out of their first seven chances in the first half. However, in the second half they were 0-7 in that category.

Quarterback Greyson Lambert highlighted the night of individual great performances in the win, with 24 completed passes and only one ball hitting the ground in his record setting night. He set an NCAA, SEC and school record with his 96 percent completion percentage.

Lambert also set the school record for consecutive completions, with 20 straight passes. He passes former UGA QB/coach Mike Bobo’s 19 straight in the 1998 Outback Bowl.

After the game, Lambert was happy with the performance. However, he doesn’t want to pat himself on the back too much.

“It feels great,” Lambert said. “We kind of just got going pretty quickly and I got going with three-straight passes. Everybody did their role and we were able to get great execution as a team.”

His coach Mark Richt was a little tough on his quarterback after the game. In all fun of course.

“Can you believe that guy had an incompletion? What’s wrong with him?” Right said. “It was one of those days where you just leave him alone. We had a plan again to get Brice (Ramsey) in the game, but after three series, we said, ‘Let’s just keep playing.’ We were good offensively and Lambert was just so hot.”

Lambert was off last week throwing the ball against Vanderbilt, going 11 for 21 with only 116 yards in their 31-14 win. After the game, he took the blame saying that it was “on him.”

Chubb Makes It 11 Straight

Saturday night marked the 11th straight time that sophomore running back Nick Chubb rushed for over 100 yards. In fact, the Cedartown native finished the night with 159 yards on 21 carries and two touchdown.

This performance also came on the day when LSU running back Leonard Fournette took off for 228 yards and three touchdowns against Auburn.

After this performance, Chubb did the team first thing and thanked the offensive line.

“It was a great night,” Chubb said. “South Carolina stacked the box and our line did good as always.”

Next week, Chubb will try to make it 12 straight against Southern.

Mitchell Has Huge Night

Last season, it wasn’t even until the third game of the year that senior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell was able to make it back to the field. In fact, he missed the last two games the Bulldogs have played against South Carolina.

On Saturday night, Mitchell pulled in eight catches for 122 yards and one touchdown. This was his first 100-plus yard performance, since he pulled in 103 receiving yards against Kentucky in 2012.

His head coach Mark Richt is happy to see the senior playing at 100 percent so far this season. He also likes that he is making plays on the field.

“The fans are seeing him do things in the game that we’ve been seeing in practice,” Richt said. “He’s really had a great offseason in  regards to being healthy. This is the healthiest he’s been, since he’s been here. Just the longest stretch of not having something nagging him. There was a couple of times in the summer, where I think we kept him out a certain day of the week. Just not to overdue it. In camp, just maybe once or twice by design we pulled off him just a little bit. But he’s just about gotten every single rep all spring, summer long and all of fall camp. I’m happy for him that he’s healthy.”

So far this season, Mitchell leads the team in catches with 15 and 210 yards.

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