Georgia Bulldogs full team grades after first third of 2014

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Sep 13, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs place kicker

Marshall Morgan

(13) makes a field goal as Georgia Bulldogs punter

Adam Erickson

(97 holds in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports


Punt Return Yards Allowed Per Game: -.50
Kickoff Return Yards Allowed Per Game: 80.8

Punt Return Yardage Per Game: 18.2
Kickoff Return Yardage Per Game: 54.3

How big of a relief is it to see a passing grade for Georgia’s special teams? A unit that had been seriously lacking in the past few seasons looks crisp and well-coached this year. The coverage teams have been much improved, and kicker Marshall Morgan has been doing a great job of both kicking field goals as well as keeping opponents from returning kickoffs.

When kickoffs aren’t booted through the end zone, the coverage team could do a little better job of stopping returners inside the 20. Tennessee was able to get some fairly decent returns.

The punting game has been one of the best in the nation.