The Georgia Bulldog defense has been nothing short of dominant through its first 3 games of the 2021 season. No. 2 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) rolled visiting South Carolina, 40-13, on Saturday night in Athens for a rivalry win in the SEC opener for both teams.

Nolan Smith forced a fumble for UGA, the first of the year for the Bulldogs. Clemson transfer cornerback Derion Kendrick picked off South Carolina’s Luke Doty for his first interception as a Bulldog.

A Columbia, South Carolina native, senior UGA linebacker Channing Tindall played well in his final game versus the Gamecocks.

Georgia held South Carolina (2-1, 0-1) to 13 points, and it didn’t allow a touchdown to the Gamecocks until the fourth quarter when the game was well out of hand at 40-6. SC managed just 132 yards in the first half and 296 in total. The Gamecocks were held to 82 yards rushing on 34 attempts (2.4 yards/rush).

Fans took to social media following the win about the Bulldogs defense: