Georgia puts the first point of the game on the board late in the quarter. The Bulldogs drive to the USC 19 and settle for a Blair Walsh 36 yard field goal. 3-0 Georgia with 5:59 left in the quarter.
The Gamecocks give it right back to the Dogs on their next possession. Stephen Garcia is picked off by Bacarri Rambo at the Gamecocks 42. But the most the Bulldogs could get out of the turnover was another field goal by Walsh, this one from 39 yards. 6-0 Georgia with 3:09 left in the quarter.
That would be the scoring for the first quarter. The Gamecock offense was dreadful for the most part. The Gamecocks did not cross their own 45 in the quarter. Garcia was 3 for 10 for 29 yards with the one interception. Marcus Lattimore had 6 carries for 29 yards in the quarter.