(6) Georgia vs. (24) South Carolina Depth Charts Released

The Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks released depth charts on Tuesday, just a few short days before the two teams face off in an SEC showdown.  The No. 6 Bulldogs (1-0) will visit the No. 24 Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) in Columbia.

OFFENSE:

UGA

X Michael Bennett
LT John Theus
LG Brandon Kublanow
C Davis Andrews
RG Greg Pyke
RT Kolton Houston
TE Jay Rome
QB Hutson Mason
TB Todd Gurley
Z Reggie Davis
Y Chris Conley

No changes in UGA’s depth chart from Week 1 against Clemson.  Still no signs of Malcom Mitchell while Justin Scott-Wesley is back practicing fully with the wide receivers, but is not expected to play.  LT John Theus is back from his sprained ankle after being in a non-contact jersey in practice last week.  Jonathon Rumph is suffering from a hamstring injury and will not see action this weekend.

South Carolina

WR Shaq Roland
WR Pharaoh Cooper
WR Nick Jones
LT Corey Robinson
LG AJ Cann
C Alan Knott
RG Cody Waldrop or Will Sport
RT Brandon Shell
TE Rory Anderson
QB Dylan Thompson
FB Connor McLaurin
TB Mike Davis

There are also no changes for South Carolina from Week 2 against East Carolina, except Knott starting over Clayton Stadnik after Week 1’s loss against Texas A&M.  Offensive linemen Brock Stadnik and Donell Stanley are both questionable with knee and wrist injuries, respectively.
DEFENSE:

UGA (12 starters listed)

DT James DeLoach
N Mike Thorton
DE Sterling Bailey
SAM Leonard Floyd
JACK Jordan Jenkins
MIKE Ramik Wilson
WILL Amarlo Herrera
BC Devin Bowman
SC Damian Swann
SS Corey Moore
STAR Dominick Sanders
FS Aaron Davis

All-SEC LB Ramik Wilson is back as the No. 1 MIKE linebacker after being listed behind Tim Kimbrough against Clemson.  Wilson tied for second most tackles two weeks ago with seven total, five solo and two assisted.  Second team JACK LB Davin Bellamy will not see action this weekend, he is serving his second of his two-game suspension from a DUI.  The Georgia defense allowed just one first down and merely 15 yards in the second half against Clemson.

South Carolina

DE Gerald Dixon
DT JT Surratt
DT Geraldn Dixon, Jr.
DE Darius English
MLB TJ Holloman
WLB Skai Moore
SPR Jordan Diggs
CB Brison Williams
SS Chris Moody
FS TJ Gurley
CB Rico McWilliams

Just like on offense, there are no new changes from last week’s game but it differs from Week 1’s game against Texas A&M.  Jordan Diggs is starting over Sharrod Golightly at spur, and at cornerback, Rico McWilliams is playing over Al Harris, Jr.  TJ Gurley and Chris Moody are both playing over Kadetrix Marcus and Chaz Elder at safety.

South Carolina’s adjustment at defense improved between Week 1 and 2 with the depth chart changes, allowing East Carolina to 453 yards compared to the 680 they allowed against Texas A&M.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

UGA

P Collin Barber or Adam Erickson
PK/KO Marshall Morgan
SN Nathan Theus
H Adam Erickson
KOR Todd Gurley
PR Reggie Davis

No change in special teams other than Todd Gurley being the No. 1 kick-off return guy over freshman Isaiah McKenzie.  After Gurley’s 100-yard return against Clemson, Gurley jumps McKenzie for the spot.

South Carolina

KO Landon Ard
PK Elliot Fry
P Tyler Hull
KR Shon Carson
PR Pharoh Cooper
SSN Rhyland Culbertson
LSN Drew Williams
H Patrick Fish

South Carolina’s special teams remain the same as the past two games.

The Bulldogs have struggled in the past when playing at Williams-Brice Stadium.  In the last nine visits to Columbia, Georgia has yet to score more than 20 points.  Georgia’s latest trip in 2012 resulted in a 35-7 loss.  Overall, Georgia leads the series 47-17-2.

Kick off is set for 3:39pm on CBS.

 

*Section Photo credit to Curtis Compton, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Featured Photo (above) credit to AJ Reynolds, Athens Banner-Herald

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