Georgia football: 13 one-liners from the SEC Championship win

Head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate after their 50-30 victory over the LSU Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)
Head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate after their 50-30 victory over the LSU Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports) /

Georgia football took down LSU on Saturday night to seal its first SEC Championship since 2017, and it was an incredible game. The Dawgs sent a message, and while the Bayou Bengals did score 30  points, it wasn’t enough to even sniff out a comeback.

Head coach Kirby Smart prepared this team to do something great, and the Dawgs did just that. This squad was able to focus on the SEC Championship Game and win — snapping a five-year drought. It wasn’t perfect, but the Dawgs did more than enough to cover the spread and dominantly win over the Bayou Bengals. One more team has gotten officially checked off the revenge list, as the Dawgs reminded LSU how it felt in 2019.

The Dawgs gave up a lot of passing yards against LSU, but that can get fixed. Georgia shut down the Tigers’ rush attack so badly they had to pass — it wasn’t an option. As for Todd Monken’s offense, Georgia could do whatever it wanted when it wanted to. The Dawgs had a balanced offensive attack that LSU couldn’t find a way to slow down enough to get back into the ballgame.

Give LSU some credit — they put up 30 points on the No. 1 scoring defense. Good for them, that is an accomplishment, but Georgia still beat them by 20 points. After re-watching the game and going through the stats, we came up with 13 one-liners as our takeaways. This matchup was fun to watch because Georgia smacked LSU in the mouth like a freight train.

Here are 13 one-liners from the dominating Georgia football win in the 2022 SEC Championship.

1. Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett had his Heisman moments — now, send him to New York City for the ceremony.

2. The secondary had an off night and isn’t anything to worry about or great over because they have 28 days to improve — Smart will have the staff teach them a lesson, and another performance like this will not be tolerated.

3. Kendall Milton showed bursts of greatness and looked 100% healthy — his 14.1 average per rush was downright impressive and good to see out of him.

4. Jalen Carter is a monster, and Georgia is unbreakable when he is on the field.

5. When Carter picked up Jaylen Daniels and held up a No.1 — it was the most dominating play we have ever witnessed in a game.

6. Dillon Bell and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint are improving each week and gaining confidence at the right moment.

7. Georgia’s offensive line had the push up front, and the Dawgs made LSU’s front seven look weak.

8. Kelee Ringo had an off night, a bad game, but if anyone learns from this performance, it is Ringo — he will bounce back from this game and prove himself.

9. Ladd McConkey and Warren McClendon’s injuries will hopefully not be detrimental to the Dawgs moving forward — this break will be good for their healing journies.

10. Darnell Washington and Brock Bowers are forces — they are the biggest playmakers for the Dawgs.

11. It was good to see AD Mitchell back on the field, even if he was throwing the ball and not catching it.

12. The Dawgs forced turnovers and had the special teams touchdown, which is what they needed to really get that momentum going.

13. Georgia football is driving the bus as it controls its destiny — the Dawgs are on the warpath, and there isn’t anyone that can slow them down unless they have their best game of the season.

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The Dawgs put on a show against LSU tonight, and while it wasn’t the prettiest performance, it was still dominating. Georgia had an off night with its secondary and still won by 20 points. Thinking about that should tell the fans just how good this team is and how the next game — possibly two games— could get ugly for whoever Georgia faces.