South Carolina vs. Georgia live score, updates, highlights from Week 3 college football game

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Georgia is getting its first test of the season against South Carolina in a battle of the quarterbacks.

Carson Beck will get his third career start for the Bulldogs as they begin conference play. Taking over for Stetson Bennett, Beck still needs to prove his ability to lead the back-to-back national champions. He earned wins over UT-Martin and Ball State, throwing for 577 yards and three touchdowns, but the SEC will bring a new challenge for the junior.

Spencer Rattler, on the other hand, takes the cake when it comes to experience, though his second season-opener didn’t go according to plan as the Gamecocks took a beating against North Carolina. Rattler failed to throw a touchdown and was sacked nine times. He found his rhythm against Furman, passing for 345 yards and three touchdowns. South Carolina’s line will need to stay on its toes if it wants to keep the Georgia defense at bay and let Rattler do his thing.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are eyeing a repeat of last year’s matchup where they took an easy win of 48-7. They’ve won seven of the last eight meetings, but their one loss came in home territory in 2019.

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South Carolina vs. Georgia live updates, highlights from Week 3 game

5:15 p.m. – South Carolina is the fifth unranked team in the AP Poll era to lead the No. 1 team by double digits at halftime on the road.

End of first half: Georgia 3, South Carolina 14

5:00 p.m. – Georgia tries to score on its final drive of the half but fall short. Stone Blanton reaches Beck for a sack to send the teams into their locker rooms with a decent South Carolina lead. What’s happening in Athens?

Georgia 3, South Carolina 14

4:51 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – Dakereon Joyner is through! South Carolina scores its second touchdown with just a minute remaining in the half. The Dawgs’ defense need to find a way to stop Rattler and the Gamecocks if they want to erase their deficit.

4:48 p.m. – Rattler is taking over! His 35-yard pass is complete to Xavier Legette, and the Gamecocks near Georgia’s red zone. They have just over a minute to extend their lead before halftime.

4:45 p.m. – No points for Georgia. Woodring’s 28-yard field goal attempt leans left with less than four minutes in the half.

4:39 p.m. – The Dawgs go for their first fourth-down conversion and make it. Beck passes to Oscar Delp for 7 yards and take over at Carolina’s 30.

4:22 p.m. – Beck’s pass is blocked down by TJ Sanders, forcing a fourth down for Georgia. The Dawgs will need to step it up on their next drive if they want to catch up to South Carolina by the half.

End of first quarter: Georgia 3, South Carolina 7

4:09 p.m. – Stackhouse sack! Nazir Stackhouse gets a hand on Rattler’s jersey for Georgia’s first sack of the afternoon.

Georgia 3, South Carolina 7

4:04 p.m. FIELD GOAL – The Dawgs can’t tie the game on their first drive, but they can put up three points. Peyton Woodring nails a 31-yard field goal.

3:58 p.m. – Georgia gets lucky, as Beck’s pass is incomplete on third down, but a holding penalty is called. First down for the Dawgs.

3:54 p.m. – It’s a sack for South Carolina! TJ Sanders gets to Carson Beck and it’s second down at the Carolina 42.

Georgia 0, South Carolina 7

3:47 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – Spencer Rattler completes it to Antwane Wells Jr. for 17 yards, and it’s a Gamecock touchdown on their first drive.

3:44 p.m. – Mario Anderson pushes 7 yards through the Georgia defense for a first down at the Georgia 11.

3:25 p.m. – Georgia lineman Tate Ratledge is wearing No. 77 today to honor former teammate Devin Willock who tragically died in a car accident in January.

2:50 p.m. – The Bulldogs have the longest active home win streak of 20 games. The last time they lost between the hedges was 1,435 days ago to South Carolina in 2019. Can the Gamecocks do it again and upset the No. 1 team on their home field?

2:30 p.m. – After suffering an ankle sprain last week against Ball State, Georgia’s Javon Bullard looks like he’ll return to the field today. Ladd McConkey, still struggling with a back injury, will not make his season debut against the Gamecocks.

How to watch South Carolina vs. Georgia

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
TV channel: CBS
Live stream: Fubo, Paramount+

South Carolina vs. Georgia will be aired on CBS live from Sanford Stadium in Athens at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game can also be live streamed on Paramount+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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