ATHENS — Fresh off the No. 1 placement in the season’s first College Football Playoff ranking, the Georgia football team will host unranked South Carolina. Check here for pregame updates and observations from Sanford Stadium in the lead-up to the game:
No changes to the defense from last week: Reggie Carter will start alongside Roquan Smith at inside linebacker, Malkom Parrish will be the star in the nickel package, with Aaron Davis and Deandre Baker the cornerbacks.
This should be the last week without Natrez Patrick, who is serving the final of a four-game suspension following his marijuana arrest.
There were also no noticeable changes on offense. Offensive line is the same, tailbacks and receivers are rotating, etc.
When you’re 8-0 and rolling like this, with basically no injuries to report, these pregame warm-ups become pretty boring.
‘The No. 1 team in the land’
Brooks Whitmire, the PA announcer at Sanford Stadium, proclaimed this game to feature South Carolina and … “The No. 1 team in the land Georgia Bulldogs.’
That brought a rousing