“He just hasn’t done it yet”, Spurrier said.
Georgia, which is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in SEC play entering this week’s game against Southern University, remained No. 7 in The Associated Press poll released Sunday. Lambert was about to have a much more enjoyable week in the spotlight of being Georgia’s starting quarterback than what he’d just endured. The Bulldogs have scored more than 40 points against Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks in four of the past seven seasons, with Saturday’s 52 the high. Lambert set NCAA, SEC and school records with a 96 percent completion rate by going 24-for-25 for a career-high 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Georgia defensive tackle John Atkins sprained his left hand and was wearing a cast to protect it. Atkins said it wasn’t anything major and that he should be able to play with the injury.
“We sat there, talked about the game a little bit”, Long said. “I think he’ll go out there and do a pretty good job”.
Lambert went 11-of-14 to finish the game against the Commodores.
Nunez came in late for the Gamecocks during their loss to the Georgia Bulldogs and was 4-of-5 passing with 18 yards and led the South Carolina with 76 rushing yards. Nunez is South Carolina’s third starting quarterback of the season. The redshirt sophomore originally suffered the bruise in the September 3 season opener against North Carolina, then exacerbated it against Kentucky, and was initially hospitalized for three days following the game.
Chubb broke off runs of 31 and 13 yards, while Lambert completed three more passes, the last of them an 11-yarder to Michel, who caught it in the left flats, faked out a would-be tackler at the 5, and zipped into the end zone. Orth, a former walk-on, finished 6-for-17 with 66 yards passing and an interception.
“They totally dominated us”.