Georgia football: Dawgs see impressive grading in Orange Bowl victory

Georgia Bulldogs fans celebrate with Travon Walker and Justin Shaffer after winning the Orange Bowl. (Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia Bulldogs fans celebrate with Travon Walker and Justin Shaffer after winning the Orange Bowl. (Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Brock Bowers runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Georgia football receivers and tight ends: A

Georgia football targeted 12 different receivers at least once against the Wolverines, and nine of them caught at least one pass from starting quarterback Stetson Bennett.

There were a couple of drops and times the blocking could have been better — looking at you, Darnell Washington — but this group did a standup job for the most part.

Brock Bowers paced the Dawgs with the most catches at six for 68 yards and one score, giving him the single-season record for the most touchdowns scored by a Georgia receiver at 12.

James Cook recorded three catches for 99 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown pass of pure perfection.

AD Mitchell had an incredible touchdown catch thrown from Kenny McIntosh to go up 14-0, and that kid is gaining confidence each game.

Jermaine Burton also had a big day with one catch for a 57-yard touchdown. He was so brilliant on that route and created just enough separation, plus the defensive back just quit on the route, which allowed him to catch it and score.

This group played with a purpose and made sure to help make Bennett look good. There isn’t much to improve on, as they did more than enough to put up points and give Georgia all the momentum. All of Georgia’s points came through the air or from a field goal, so that is how on point this receiving group was for the Dawgs.