6. Georgia football finds success on 1st and 2nd downs
Much like last week against the Missouri Tigers, Georgia football didn’t need to convert a ton of third downs to keep drives going.
Georgia finished the game with 26 total first downs against the Vols, with 14 coming on rush plays and 12 on passes.
The Dawgs converted 21 of their first downs on the first or second down. However, they converted the most on second down as Georgia earned 12 first downs.
Georgia didn’t need to convert on third down to put up points, but the Dawgs did go 5-of-12 on third-down conversions, so thankfully, they didn’t need that down often.
We saw a similar trend against Missouri last week, and Georgia’s ability to convert on these first two downs tells us they are explosive and game-changing too. The numbers may not always agree with that statement, but if it works, move the chains on second down because there is no rule that you have to convert on third down every time.
Georgia called the right plays, which made the offense get in a groove that fit their style. Kudos to Todd Monken because while it started a bit bland, Georgia was able to do whatever they wanted by the end of the game, and it paid off for them.