Georgia football made one of the best announcements of the week, as it’s official that Ladd McConkey will play against Ohio State in the Peach Bowl tonight. That news gives the Dawgs a full-strength receiver room, as AD Mitchell is also good to go against the Buckeyes.
After waiting all week and getting no help from head coach Kirby Smart on whether McConkey would play, the news finally broke the morning of the Peach Bowl. During ESPN’s morning coverage, Laura Rutledge reported that McConkey would be ready for the 8 p.m. kickoff. That news should give Dawg fans all a sigh of relief, as he is such a reliable target for starting quarterback Stetson Bennett.
McConkey is trustworthy and a huge piece of the offense, so having him ready to go is great news for the Dawgs. He gives the team an almost healthy team despite the ones out for the season.
Georgia football gets Ladd McConkey back for the Peach Bowl.
He went down in the LSU game but has had knee soreness throughout the season. It’s good to see him rest and be ready for this game because Georgia will need him. They need his spark and resiliency because he is a difference-maker when McConkey is on the field.
McConkey is the second-leading receiver on the team with 51 catches for 675 yards and five touchdowns. He averages 13.24 yards a catch and 51.92 yards a game. McConkey also has six carries for 120 yards and two scores, averaging 20 yards a rush. He is also one of Georiga’s key return guys for punts. McConkey has 16 returns for 197 yards, averaging 12.31 yards.
He is someone that Georgia depends on to make plays, and McConkey typically delivers when he is on the field. There was a bit of a rough patch for him this season, but McConkey turned it around and has had some big moments.
Georgia will use him today against Ohio State and look for McConkey to make some big plays — that’s what he does, and today’s game does not change that. The Dawgs needed this news, and now that they have it, the confidence should be right where it needs to be.