Georgia football lost 27-24 to Alabama. In the famous words of Lewis Grizzard, “Frankly, I don’t want to talk about it.” It is extremely hard to be positive about any of this. Credit is due where credit is due; Alabama played a great game and physically whipped Georgia upfront on both sides of the ball . This blog comes with a warning: I am very sad and angry.
Here is another thing: I will not grovel over a playoff spot. The Dawgs are out of it. If they deserved to be in the playoffs, they should have beaten Alabama. I am also not one of those fans who say, “What a ride, 29 games, it had to end sometime.” I will not say any of those cliche things to make anybody feel better. This sucks, it should hurt, and it does.
Defensively, the Dawgs played okay. In the second half, they held Alabama to only 10 points. They did enough to win the game. If we want to point the blame on anybody, it was the offense only scoring 7 points in the first half.
It was getting cute with our backs against our endzone and turning the ball over, which cost us a win. It was also making a challenging field goal even more difficult with a false start. Those things get you beat when you play a team that is just as good as you are.
Also, to the fans complaining about the refs and injuries, hush. For the past two years, Georgia fans have complained about other fanbases doing the same, and now, when this run finally ended, we have fans crying on social media. We are different from the rest of college football fanbases; act like it.
Getting into stats does not help you feel any better. Georgia outgained Alabama by a few yards and still lost the game. Here is a question for Mike Bobo: What was the game plan after the first ten plays? Because Georgia on offense looked lost from then all the way until the 4th quarter. The Dawgs ran the ball 31 times! They haven’t done that all season!
I truly believed that this game could have changed the college football landscape; It did not. Georgia still cannot get over that Alabama hump. I do not know why or how, but they cannot. If you read this, you may feel as bad as I do.
I will be pulling hard for Louisville (I won’t watch, however), and I will probably wake up Sunday morning asking the committee to put the four best teams in, and we will see if they do. I do not know where we go from here. The season is on life support; let’s hope something breaks our way. Somehow, for two years in a row, it has. Will it happen again?