The best adjective I can come up with to describe Georgia’s win in the desert last night is workmanlike. The Dawgs did what a team should do when it’s possessed of superior talent – move the chess pieces around, take advantage of the matchups and grind the other team down. The end result was a 27-10 win that, as the cliché goes, wasn’t as close as the score might indicate.
Rudy, those “guys in uniforms”? Their names were Rennie Curran and A. J. Green.
A few thoughts/observations:
- With as much poo as was being flung in Willie Martinez’ direction after the South Carolina game, let’s not forget that in its last two games, the Dawg defense has given up 22 yards rushing on 35 attempts. As a team, you’re going to win a lot of games if you play at that level over the course of a season.
- Four games in, zero interceptions for Matt Stafford. At the risk of repeating myself, as a team, you’re going to win a lot of games if you play at that level over the course of a season.
- I loved that play action roll out pass to Tavares King. Great call and gorgeously executed.
- Yes, the safety play was much better and the pass rush looked good, particularly in the second half. But that was against a team the couldn’t run the ball to save its life and had a patchwork offensive line. Let’s wait and see how they do against ‘Bama.
- Twelve of the sixteen completions went to Massaquoi and Green and Stafford throws for a career high 285 yards. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
- Twelve penalties for 104 yards. Every week, we keep saying this is stuff that can be fixed, but so far, nothing’s changed. The most troubling part is watching some of the dumb stuff keep drives alive – penalty yardage accounted for more than half of the total yardage on ASU’s first scoring drive.
- I watch our kickoff coverage and I watch Brandon James. I am concerned.