Georgia Football: The all-time best snippets from Saturday of Week 1

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03: Christopher Smith #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts on the sidelines during the first half of the Chick-fil-A Kick-Off Game against the Oregon Ducks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 3, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03: Christopher Smith #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts on the sidelines during the first half of the Chick-fil-A Kick-Off Game against the Oregon Ducks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 3, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Welcome to Georgia football Snippets of Saturday! What is hopefully the first of a fun, weekly check-in on all things college football with a completely biased emphasis on the reigning national champions, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Each week we will discuss the best of the best from the Dawgs’ game and possibly some of the other college football madness. Georgia usually presents some of the best content each week, so it won’t be hard to find those gems and highlight them.

The Dawgs demolished Oregon in what would be one of the best opening two weeks of college football. There were so many good ball games in the past two weeks, but what Georgia accomplished was truly mind-blowing.

So without further ado, here are the things I loved and hated about Week 1 in college football.

Georgia football earns the Game of the Week

Obviously, my favorite game to watch this weekend was Georgia downright bullying Oregon all the way back to the west coast. And the fan reactions to the game were hilarious, as expected.

As I expected, some of the national media was still uncertain about starting quarterback Stetson Bennett. The Dawgs’ offense was locked and loaded, scoring on their first seven possessions.

With a clear quarterback starter and an almost completely healthy receiving corp, the offense looked elite and explosive – again, as expected.

Many people also doubted the Dawgs’ defense. However, the defense took all the criticism this offseason to heart and showed that while they may not be the same team as last year, they still play with the same chip on their shoulder and the desire to hold teams to as little points as possible. As Oregon starting quarterback Bo Nix so perfectly said, “Different team, different numbers. Same Georgia.”

But outside of the Dawgs, that LSU/Florida State was the best game to watch. It looked like Florida State had the game sealed, but after LSU muffed the punt and the Noles questionably decided to pitch the ball on the goal line, LSU drove 99 yards down the field to score a touchdown in the remaining second of the game only to have the PAT blocked.

After deciding to spontaneously acquire a southern accent, that ending is the kind you get. The debacle that was LSU head coach Brian Kelly’s offseason deserved that loss, and the rest of us who had to live through that spectacle thank them for that fantastic game.

The Georgia football plays of the week 

Honestly, I can’t decide! This Bennett touchdown pass to Ladd McConkey was amazing and a highlight-worthy play.

Although we all know Kenny McIntosh was open, you can’t help but appreciate the sheer craziness, luck, and awareness it took to execute this, but the Mailman delivered again. And McConkey jumping up and down in the end zone basically saying, “Hey dude, I’m open?” Perfection.

But as fun as that play was, this interception by true freshman Malaki Starks was epic!

Starks went from defensive back to wide receiver in 0.5 seconds in a move that would make George Pickens beam with pride.

Honorable Mention: Darnell Washington can hurdle? That’s insane!

The Georgia football photo of the week

Obviously, this one of Starks jumping up and grabbing that interception is one of the best photos ever — not just this week, but in all of football.

The Georgia football meme of the week

It’s hard not to go with this one that highlighted just how crazy it was that Georgia picked off Nix not once but twice.

He is unfortunately called “Bo Pix” for a reason and is now 0-4 against Georgia, which is a tough place to be.

Outside of the Dawgs, this Spurrier look-alike made me laugh.

My dad said this as soon as he saw her, and it made me chuckle when I realized that others saw the same thing.

One Thing I Hated:

Anthony Richardson was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, and I’m not going to lie, I was actually really impressed with Richardson’s performance against Utah. However, I thought Bennett’s was better, and statistically, it was better.

Sure, Bennett got the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week award and I’d much rather he win that one. But still, the recognition would be nice considering Bennett’s performance was better, and he only played three quarters. One thing’s for sure, though— the upcoming cocktail party is looking very interesting right now.

Which leads me to…

A trend I’m totally on board with:

After being named Offensive MVP of the Orange Bowl, the 2021 National Championship and Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, it’s time to finally put all the respect on The Mailman’s name and start the Heisman hype.

Will it actually happen? Who knows! And frankly, I don’t care. It will not stop me from tweeting #StetsonToNYC every time he has a good play. And hey, you might want to do it too.

Quotes of the Week:

Bill Oran, The Oregonian: “The Ducks won’t face another opponent like Georgia. There may not be one in the rest of college football. They didn’t just run into a buzzsaw. The Bulldogs are whatever makes buzzsaws weep.”

Kirby Smart: “Standards don’t need motivation.”

Story of the Week:

College GameDay’s campaign this year is “The Greatest Story Ever Played,” but I’ve been talking about how one of my favorite parts of college football is the stories for three years now. So of course I have to include a story section here.

My favorite story was, without a doubt, GameDay’s special on Oregon’s tight end Spencer Webb. His death is heartbreaking and tragic — my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and teammates. But I love how Dan Lanning and the Oregon team have decided to hike up to Spencer’s Butte annually at the end of fall camp in his memory. That is what football is all about and why we keep coming back week after week.

Must Read. Georgia football: 4 monumental stats from the victory over Oregon. light

And that’s a wrap! On to Week Two of the sport we all love. Have something you think should be included next week? A story you loved or a question you want answered? Tag me on Twitter @dawggirl27 or shoot me an email at