No. 2 Georgia tops No. 9 Ole Miss, clinches SEC East title
League: NCAA Football
Posted on: 12 Nov, 2023 at 03:43 AM
Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Kendall Milton rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, Daijun Edwards added two touchdown runs and No. 2 Georgia clinched the SEC East division title by routing No. 9 Ole Miss 52-17 on Saturday night in Athens, Ga.
Carson Beck passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0), who will face No. 8 Alabama for the SEC title on Dec. 2 in Atlanta.
Quinshon Judkins rushed for both touchdowns for the Rebels (8-2, 5-2), who saw their five-game winning streak end.
Georgia outgained Ole Miss 611-352 and held Jaxson Dart to 112 passing yards.
Milton ran 33 yards for a touchdown and Georgia extended its lead to 35-14 midway through the third quarter.
Peyton Woodring's 27-yard field goal increased the lead to 38-14 at the end of the third quarter.
On the second play of the fourth quarter, Beck threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Brock Bowers, who was returning from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury.
The Rebels' Caden Davis kicked a 29-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs' Andrew Paul ran 4 yards for a touchdown to complete the scoring.
Ole Miss received the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards, the last 15 of which came on Judkins' touchdown run.
On the ensuing possession, Georgia drove 75 yards, tying the score on a 1-yard touchdown run by Edwards.
The Rebels drove to the Bulldogs' 40 before turning the ball over on downs. Edwards had two carries for 31 yards before Beck threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Ladd McConkey to give Georgia a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
On the second play of the second quarter, Judkins ran 4 yards for a tying touchdown.
Beck's 41-yard completion to McConkey set up Edwards' 1-yard touchdown run and Milton added a 7-yard touchdown run for a 28-14 halftime lead.
--Field Level Media