Gorgeous day and a game that went almost exactly as expected. The offense screwed around for much of the first half, but there was little doubt that Georgia was going to put up points. Once the defense adjusted to the real-game speed of the triple-option, this puppy was over. In all, it was what we hoped for – a good tune-up for Georgia Tech.
- There was a certain amount of poetic justice in watching the first half turn on a chop block penalty.
- I was a little puzzled why Georgia used its last time out in the first half when it did, thinking it might need to hold one in reserve in case of a sack during the one-minute drill. But Bobo got the offense across the finish line with four seconds to spare.
- Speaking of time outs, calling one with eleven seconds left in the game down by 31 was a dick move. Which is why I loved Georgia calling one after the GSU offense set up.
- I know he has to appease the god of balance, but the way the Eagles sold out with constant blitzing, I’m not sure why Bobo ran the ball as much as he did.
- Between Conley and the tight ends, what was it, something like nine or ten catches? Good use of making up for the losses of Bennett and Brown.
- Christian Robinson, excellent game, sir.
- My favorite defensive call of the day came on GSU’s first turnover, the quarterback fumble. It happened because he double-clutched when he saw that his receiver was double-teamed. I have no idea why Grantham was looking for a pass there, but he sure had it covered.
- No, Georgia Southern isn’t better or more talented than Georgia Tech. But I’m not so sure Tech has a better B-back than Swope.
- Gurley still is a work in progress when it comes to pass protection.
- I think we can say that Ogletree has completely shaken the rust off.
- There were stretches in the third quarter when the defense was literally playing the triple-option perfectly – nailing every assignment, containing the play and swarming to the ball when GSU committed. Just a pleasure to watch.
- I bet Grantham’s pissed about that fourth-quarter scoring drive.
- Congrats to Welch and Scott-Wesley for their first collegiate scores.
- Give Jarvis credit. It wasn’t the kind of game where he was going to rack up gaudy numbers, but he played his role well. And damned if he wasn’t held on Southern’s one pass completion of the day.
- You don’t see field goal attempts returned every day. I presume from the way the GSU player danced when he caught the ball and that the play was reviewed there was a question about where he fielded the ball, but I didn’t have a good angle to judge.
No serious injuries and so the focus now turns to Tech. All in all, an excellent day.