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Fromm's 2 TD passes lead No. 2 Georgia past Gamecocks 24-10

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia coach Kirby Smart didn't want to talk about his team clinching a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

Smart wants his No. 2 Bulldogs, who this week debuted at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff poll, to maintain the focus they showed in protecting their undefeated record.

Jake Fromm proved he can throw - and block a little, too - as his two touchdown passes led Georgia to a 24-10 win over South Carolina and the SEC East title on Saturday.

The Bulldogs clinched the division title and a spot in the SEC championship game when Mississippi beat Kentucky 37-34 in a game that ended when Smart was completing his postgame news conference.

''There won't be any celebrating,'' Smart said. ''We've got a game to play against Auburn next week. That's where our focus is.''

Georgia (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) has won its first nine games for the first time since 1982. The spot in the SEC championship game, possibly against No. 1 Alabama, is secure, but Georgia will be looking to protect its lofty CFP status when it plays at No. 16 Auburn.

Fromm, the freshman best known for handing off to a deep group of Georgia tailbacks, earned respect from South Carolina a few days after Gamecocks defensive back Chris Lammons said the Bulldogs ''can't pass.''

Fromm was accurate and efficient, completing 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards with scoring passes of 10 yards to Javon Wims and 20 yards to Mecole Hardman . He did not throw an interception.

Fromm came through for the Bulldogs when the Gamecocks' defense put its emphasis on stopping the run.

''We made Jake Fromm play quarterback,'' South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said. ''And I compliment Jake: He played extremely well tonight. He was very accurate with the football.''

Fromm also had the final block to clear the way for Sony Michel to score on a direct-snap, 8-yard run in the first quarter.

''That was a key block right there,'' Michel said. ''I needed that block. As soon as he made that block, I knew I was gonna score. He does that all the time. If he doesn't have the ball in his hands, he's running downfield trying to make plays.''

South Carolina (6-3, 4-3) had its three-game winning streak snapped.

''We competed hard and you didn't see anyone give up or backing down,'' South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley said.

Nick Chubb ran for 102 yards on 20 carries for Georgia. Michel added 81 yards rushing.

Georgia, accustomed to lopsided SEC wins, led only 14-7 at halftime.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 75-yard touchdown drive capped by Fromm's touchdown pass to Hardman, who made a leaping catch over Jamyest Williams.

Bentley completed 21 of 35 passes for 227 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Carolina: The Gamecocks gave the Bulldogs their toughest game since a 20-19 win at then-No. 24 Notre Dame on Sept. 9. South Carolina stacked the defensive front but still gave up 242 yards rushing. The Gamecocks were held to 43 yards rushing.

Georgia: The test from the Gamecocks should help the Bulldogs in tougher matchups ahead, including the visit to Auburn. Georgia showed poise when tested early. The win should boost Fromm's confidence, especially when future opponents load up their defenses against the run.

AGGRESSIVE KICKOFF

Georgia opened the game with an onside kick recovered by the Gamecocks at the 50. Georgia's defense supported Smart's gamble by making a stop, and South Carolina's Parker White missed a 46-yard field goal attempt.

Smart said he called for the onside kick ''because it was there.''

''I want to be aggressive at the University of Georgia and not be hunted,'' he said. ''We want to hunt.''

ON FURTHER REVIEW

Each team had first-half touchdown catches determined by reviews.

Bentley's 12-yard pass to Bryan Edwards early in the second half was ruled incomplete before the officials' review determined Edwards made the catch before going out of bounds. The touchdown tied the game at 7.

On Georgia's next drive, a review determined Wims had his left foot in bounds on his touchdown catch.

UP NEXT

South Carolina: Hosts Florida on Saturday.

Georgia: Visits No. 16 Auburn on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:40
98-R.Blankenship 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
65
yds
07:28
pos
10
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:39
43-P.White 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
68
yds
5:45
pos
10
21
Point After TD 9:28
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 9:28
11-J.Fromm complete to 4-M.Hardman. 4-M.Hardman runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
80
yds
05:32
pos
7
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:27
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 9:27
11-J.Fromm complete to 6-J.Wims. 6-J.Wims runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
04:40
pos
7
13
Point After TD 14:07
43-P.White extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 14:07
19-J.Bentley complete to 89-B.Edwards. 89-B.Edwards runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
01:56
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:21
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 2:21
1-S.Michel runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
79
yds
05:30
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 26
Rushing 1 13
Passing 11 12
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 4-12 8-13
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 260 431
Total Plays 53 75
Avg Gain 4.9 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 43 242
Rush Attempts 17 53
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 4.6
Net Yards Passing 217 189
Comp. - Att. 21-36 16-22
Yards Per Pass 6.0 8.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-10 1-7
Penalties - Yards 2-15 5-55
Touchdowns 1 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 3-40.0 3-46.7
Return Yards 13 14
Punts - Returns 0-0 1--3
Kickoffs - Returns 1-13 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-17
Kicking 2/3 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
South Carolina 6-3 073010
1 Georgia 9-0 777324
217 PASS YDS 189
43 RUSH YDS 242
260 TOTAL YDS 431
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Bentley 19 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 227 1 2 112.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.2% 1986 14 6 134.1
J. Bentley 21/35 227 1 2
H. Hurst 81 TE
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
H. Hurst 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Turner 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 302 2
A. Turner 8 35 0 15
M. Denson 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 73 0
M. Denson 3 9 0 3
T. Williams 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 349 1
T. Williams 3 8 0 6
J. Bentley 19 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 52 2
J. Bentley 3 -9 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
H. Hurst 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 93 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 421 2
H. Hurst 7 93 0 35
B. Edwards 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 62 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
42 497 2
B. Edwards 7 62 1 16
O. Smith 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 224 3
O. Smith 3 36 0 16
S. Smith 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 294 2
S. Smith 2 28 0 22
A. Turner 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 72 0
A. Turner 1 5 0 5
T. Williams 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 23 1
T. Williams 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Moore 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 2 0.0
S. Moore 10-1 0.0 0
U. Jones 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
U. Jones 6-1 0.0 0
C. Lammons 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
C. Lammons 6-2 0.0 0
D. Smith 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Smith 6-0 0.0 0
T. Brunson 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
T. Brunson 5-2 0.0 0
D. Sawyer 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Sawyer 5-1 0.0 0
R. Fenton 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
R. Fenton 4-2 0.0 0
K. Thomas 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
K. Thomas 3-3 0.0 0
D. Wonnum 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 1.0
D. Wonnum 3-5 1.0 0
S. Montac 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
S. Montac 3-3 0.0 0
A. Sterling 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Sterling 3-1 0.0 0
J. Williams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Williams 3-0 0.0 0
J. Kinlaw 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Kinlaw 3-0 0.0 0
T. Stallworth 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Stallworth 2-0 0.0 0
J. King 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. King 2-0 0.0 0
E. Thompson 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0
C. Davis 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Davis 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. White 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
10/19 15/15
P. White 1/2 25 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Charlton 20 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 43.7 1
J. Charlton 3 40.0 1 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Fenton 16 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 21.7 13 0
R. Fenton 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 196 2 0 177.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 1459 15 4 172.7
J. Fromm 16/22 196 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 102 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
140 867 9
N. Chubb 20 102 0 27
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 81 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 710 9
S. Michel 16 81 1 13
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 388 1
D. Swift 5 22 0 8
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 184 1
B. Herrien 2 18 0 14
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 98 3
J. Fromm 5 11 0 12
C. Payne 47 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
C. Payne 2 6 0 4
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
R. Ridley 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 422 5
T. Godwin 3 53 0 22
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 46 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 375 4
J. Wims 5 46 1 12
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 170 3
M. Hardman 3 41 1 20
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 103 1
I. Nauta 1 17 0 17
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 17 0
S. Michel 1 16 0 16
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
N. Chubb 1 9 0 9
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 113 1
R. Ridley 1 7 0 7
J. Blazevich 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
J. Blazevich 1 7 0 7
C. Woerner 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 74 0
C. Woerner 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 1.5
R. Smith 8-2 1.5 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
J. Reed 4-0 0.0 1
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Baker 3-0 0.0 0
R. Carter 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.5
R. Carter 3-4 0.5 0
M. Parrish 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
M. Parrish 2-1 0.0 1
D. Marshall 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Marshall 2-1 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Ledbetter 2-1 0.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bellamy 1-0 0.0 0
L. Carter 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
D. Sanders 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 3 0.0
D. Sanders 1-1 0.0 0
J. Atkins 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Atkins 1-0 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Clark 1-1 0.0 0
T. Thompson 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Thompson 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
11/12 40/40
R. Blankenship 1/1 20 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 46.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 44.3 1
C. Nizialek 3 46.7 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -3.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 9.2 0 0
M. Hardman 1 -3.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:58 SC 50 1:40 4 21 FG Miss
9:17 SC 4 1:17 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:21 SC 25 1:56 10 75 TD
9:27 SC 25 3:55 7 25 Punt
0:54 SC 20 0:39 3 36 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:28 SC 25 5:49 14 68 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:05 SC 1 0:28 5 28 Punt
6:33 SC 13 1:37 5 31 Downs
2:33 SC 20 0:38 5 35 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:11 UGA 29 3:41 10 51 Fumble
7:51 UGA 31 5:30 12 69 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:07 UGA 25 4:40 10 75 TD
5:25 UGA 9 4:21 8 34 Punt
0:04 SC 44 0:00 1 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 25 5:32 11 75 TD
3:36 UGA 25 2:21 4 28 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:08 UGA 32 7:28 14 65 FG
4:52 SC 44 2:11 3 7 Punt
1:49 SC 45 1:16 4 8 Game