College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 12: Georgia, Cincinnati, Oregon avoid upsets – CBSSports.com
No. 13 Georgia returned to the field Saturday after a week off for its first game since a crushing loss to Florida two weeks ago, a defeat which all but ended Georgia’s hopes of an SEC Championship Game or College Football Playoff appearance. But the Bulldogs found something for their fans to get excited about on Saturday in a 31-24 win over Mississippi State.
Though it took a fourth-down stop in the final two minutes for Georgia to secure the win, Kirby Smart’s team appeared to finally find a quarterback as USC transfer JT Daniels completed 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his SEC debut. Georgia needed every bit of the redshirt sophomore’s production as it generated just 8 rushing yards against a shorthanded Mississippi State team.
Daniels will be draft-eligible after this season, but if he stays in college another season after missing nearly all of last year with a knee injury suffered at USC, he could be a long-term answer for the Bulldogs at the position. If nothing else, Daniels’ successful return to the field was one of the top storylines on another action-packed Saturday of college football.