Something that bears repeating.

I’m not sure that the magnitude of Georgia’s offensive performance against FAU has sunk in with us.

Georgia’s 713 total [yards] is tied for sixth in SEC history for a single game and the most in the league since Florida had 705 yards against The Citadel in 2008.

Actually, 713 is more than 705… but I digress.  Anyway, note that’s a comparison to the Tebow-Harvin national champion Gator team in a game against a 1-AA defense.  Nobody since then, not the ’08 Gators, not the Newton-led 2010 Auburn team that won the national title with an offensive barrage that season, not any of Petrino’s prolific Arkansas offenses, has done that.  It’s not like SEC teams haven’t played a few cupcakes on occasion during that time, either.

Yet there’s Georgia, offensive warts and all.  Somebody must be doing something right.

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60 responses to “Something that bears repeating.

  1. SlobberKnocker

    Clearly that is Bobo’s fault! Uhm, uuhh, well I mean clearly Bobo must be doing something right.

  2. PNWDawg

    There’s no doubt it was an impressive outing and many of us are acutely aware of the feat. I think some of us UGA fans have just been conditioned to look for the poo-covered lining of the cloud we float on after a big performance. (I’m not sure what I just said.)

  3. tbia

    And could have ended up close to 800 had we not geared it down

    • fetch

      This! We had drives of 10, 9, -1, and 3 yards in the 4th quarter using 2nd and 3rd stringers. Had we left in starters and hadn’t started playing clock, It would have easily been 800-900 yards. When was the last time a SEC team had 900 yards of offense?

  4. fuelk2

    I have been somewhere between surprised and amazed with our offense thus far. It’s really much more diverse than I expected. That could mean very good things for upcoming games in Columbia and JAX.

  5. The Lone Stranger

    All of which augers well against what I reckon to be a less than fearsome Vanderbilt secondary unit.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Except they appear to be pretty good at defending that forward pass thing….which worries the hell outa me.

      • The Lone Stranger

        Not the super-special DawgPass. When the Dawgs spread out in 4-WR sets I see Vandy coming unglued. Do you have a lid yet?

        • Cojones

          That’s twice now, Lone. You keep bringing up mj language too often not to be a smoker. What’s that? How the hell was I supposed to think he’s talking about a hat? Cheez!

  6. NateG

    This is nonsense. Have you people forgotten our offense is stagnant and predictable? Maybe if we spread things out with 4 wideouts or tried running from the Pistol formation we might accomplish something. Oh wait…

  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Let’s all blame Bobo.

  8. Is there anyone to blame for this outrage?!!!

  9. Rik Smits

    Mason would have been good for another 50-100 at least in the 4th. Just curious… does anyone know the top 5 SEC yardage totals?

    • Biggus Rickus

      Bama vs. Va. Tech in 1973 – 833 yards
      Kentucky vs. Louisville in 1998 – 801 yards
      Vandy vs. Davidson in 1969 – 798 yards
      Florida vs. West Texas State in 1982 – 774 yards
      LSU vs. Rice in 1977 – 746 yards
      Georgia also tied Arkansas’ total against North Texas in 2007.

      • Rik Smits

        Thanks! Tried to find it myself but i can’t operate this interweb very well

      • The Lone Stranger

        Wow … where exactly is the bottom for Kentucky this year, I wonder? They’ll be singing high harmonies should they get 300 yards this Sat.

      • Watchman

        Bama had four different running backs go over 100 yards in that VPI (as they were called then) game, and scored 77 points on eleven offensive possessions. The only time they were stopped and forced to punt, the punter dropped the snap and then ran for a first down. But Virginia Tech did score 7, which as the bumper stickers pointed out later in the season was more than Auburn managed that year.

    • Governor Milledge

      Is this THE Rik Smits aka the “Dunkin’ Dutchman”??

  10. Bevo

    Fire Grantham!!

  11. Rusty

    Speaking of gators… More than anything I would love to see Florida laid waste by Murray and company. It may not happen, but if not a mere W will suffice.
    But just maybe….

    • Dawgfan Will

      That would be pretty sweet. I mean, it doesn’t have to be 49-10 or anything, but…you know what? F*** it, 49-10 sounds grand.

  12. Macallanlover

    Somebody is doing things right? You know it is Bobo, you are just afraid you will alienate the masses Senator. See? Protecting that hit count makes you sooooo like the WWL.

  13. adam

    Seriously excited about our offensive potential this year. Hoping we hang 40+ on Vandy on Saturday. And then on everyone else for the rest of the year. Bobo is doing lots of new, smart stuff. I’m happy to see the Pistol and to see the toss we took from LSU.

  14. Irishdawg

    We have a running game now, which leads to all kinds of offensive goodness. It takes pressure of Murray and the O line, Murray can set his feet and hit his receivers. And those receivers are fast and (usually) sure handed. If we can continue to work our tight ends into the game plan, this offense can light some people up.

  15. Scorpio Jones, III

    From what I have seen so far, I would say that if the mood strikes Nick, 900 yards is not out of the realm of possibility against Awbun…especially if Awbun has the temerity to score a touchdown.

    • HahiraDawg

      What the ?!%$F are you doing SJ3? We’ve got a game tomorrow, against a top secondary in the country, top long snapper and what all else…

      You of all speaking about a game beyond tomorrow? Don’t know about where ya’ll are, but the sky is falling in North Lowndes.

  16. Krautdawg

    Not to throw a wrench in all this tentative Bobo love, but I’d argue we need to give Grantham his due for our new offense. Bobo himself said that the 4-wide offense developed “organically” over the spring. To figure out what that means, I re-checked some old articles, and our D apparently shut the O down — until the O decided to start passing a lot more often. Who would’ve thought that practicing against good D makes for good offense?

    • Macallanlover

      And while I am excited about the potential of an offense with this many weapons, I will reserve judgements until I see this OL against a solid defensive front.

      • Otto

        Krautdawg, interesting point. All 3 areas of the game have to work together during the game as well, which they have been this season.

        Macallanlover, Agreed I’ve not been a Bobo fan for a while but I have been pleasantly surprised. We’ll see how the OL and play calling does against S. Car and UF.

    • adam

      That’s a really interesting point.

    • Dawgwalker07

      I think bobo deserves some credit for making the adjustment though. At least he didn’t keep banging his hrs against a wall.

    • Krautdawg

      Macallan, right there with you. Against MU we didn’t go 4 wide until right before halftime … and then for 2 killer drives right afterwards. That’s 3 solid “spread” drives against a legit defense. The rest of our drives stalled (if they didn’t start inside Mizzou’s own 10), but at least 5 stops were due to drops or penalties.

      And to agree with Otto, as soon as we go through Sakerlina and UF, we’ll know if we’re good for more than 3 drives per game. I sure hope so, otherwise I have to drink stronger liquor for worse reasons.

  17. Bob

    Yeah, it was very good. And I am hardly a Bobo basher. But guys, this was FAU. That is the worst defensive team I have ever seen between the hedges. Dreadful is much too kind.

    Just keeping things in perspective. I like what I am seeing, but 700 yards against FAU doesn’t exactly stoke me very much.

    • adam

      We didn’t put up 700 yards on Tennessee Tech a few years ago. I think they’re the worst team I’ve ever seen.

      • Will (the other one)

        We didn’t crack 400 yards against Western Carolina in 2007. With a #1 DC at QB, Moreno at RB, and were only up 17-9 with a minute to go before halftime.

  18. Derek

    The thing that CMR had at fsu that he hasn’t had until this year is more than 2 wr’s that he could count on. We finally have a situation where we make defenses defend the length a breadth of the field. That will take some pressure off an otherwise mediocre offensive line since crowding the box and bringing extra pressure can be exploited. It we can protect well enough to incorporate the TE’s into the attack we’ll even be better.

  19. hassan

    I blame…oh, never mind.

  20. rugbydawg79

    Watchman-you beat me to it -yes they were VPI back then-they seemed to get a lot better when they changed their name–I love this blog

  21. papadawg

    Oh, yeah???
    Well David Klingler threw for 732 yards against Arizona St in 1990.
    I blame Bobo.

  22. Cosmic Dawg

    Sorry to go off subject, but believe I may get me a Warhawks refrigerator magnet. Playing on pure desire and coaching, how can you not root for those kids?

  23. SORRY,BUT, I BLAME BOBO. NOT ANYONE ELSE.

  24. Ausdawg85

    Fine. Enough with blaming CMB. I surrender.

    I grouch at Grantham!