Georgia football showed a good but vanilla offensive performance
A frustrating 33-point win is something that not many people can brag about, but Georgia fans are doing just that. Yes, Georgia went 7-of-7 last week against Oregon scoring seven consecutive touchdowns, but it wasn’t quite the same this week.
There were a lot of drops and a few bad passes from the quarterbacks. However, it wasn’t flat-out terrible. It just wasn’t as crisp as what we saw in Week 1. There are ebbs and flows in a season, the weather could have played a part, or maybe it was the conservative game plan — regardless, Georgia scored 33 points.
Yes, 15 of those points came from Jack Podlesney, but it’s important to have him feeling confident in his kicks for big-game moments. Did he miss a 54-yarder? Yup, but that is a long kick that he probably could have made with just a bit more juice.
Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett went 24-of-34 for 300 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for one score, so the Mailman once again provided a strong performance that led to a victory.
This performance is his fourth consecutive 300-yard game dating back to the Michigan semifinal matchup.
Bennett still completed 70% of his passes, which is an impressive number, but there were a few bad choices, overthrows, and he wasn’t as sharp. It’s truly nothing to worry about because while it wasn’t phenomenal, it was still a great performance.
The Dawgs saw 15 receivers catch at least one pass. Georgia is using so many weapons and some of those drops came from younger players, or an incomplete pass came because a guy didn’t lay out, so it wasn’t all that bad.
Oh, did we mention Georgia collected 149 yards on the ground, with Kendall Milton averaging 8.5 yards a touch? Georgia would have had more rushing yards if it weren’t for a sack on Bennett and Carson Beck losing five yards. The Dawgs averaged four yards a touch, which isn’t great, but it helped keep the chains moving as Georgia recorded 25 first downs.
Georgia’s offensive line could have gotten a better push up front, but they rotated so many it was understandable why it sometimes stalled or looked bad.
It was frustrating to see Georgia not hang 50-plus points on Samford, but fans’ whole eye-test fascination is a bit skewed. Georgia did its job, and while it was far from pretty, it resulted in another blowout win.
Deep breath, Georgia fans — practice this week will knock off any cobwebs and ego out of this team.