Georgia football gave up nine explosive plays in the second quarter
The second quarter will haunt Georgia football fans for the next month because that was the worst defensive performance we’ve seen in a long time. Georgia made adjustments and found some success, but that second quarter proved highly costly.
Alabama could do no wrong during that quarter, while the Dawgs could do nothing right.
We all know by now that Alabama is explosive, and Saturday showcased that. However, if we break down the explosive plays, that second-quarter produced the most. According to offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s definition, explosive plays are 12-plus yard runs and 16-plus yard passes.
Georgia gave up nine explosive plays in that second quarter and just three through the other three quarters combined to give Alabama 12 total. Well, 13 if you want to count the 47-yard pick-six, but that’s up to you.
At the same time, Georgia amassed 12 explosive plays throughout the game as well. So if the Dawgs could have just slowed down Alabama once in the second quarter, it would have been beneficial. If you takeaway the nine plays, Georgia didn’t allow one in the first quarter, just one in the third quarter, and two in the fourth.
Georgia could have won this game, but there were too many mistakes that Alabama capitalized on, and it was Alabama’s time to shine again. The Dawgs didn’t play up to the Tide’s level, which was obvious. However, a rematch could be in sight if the Dawgs handle their business against Michigan.