Arthur Lynch makes an interesting point.
Q: What was the key to playing better versus the Gamecocks?
A: “I think the biggest deal for us was those penalties. We cut them down to I think two on offense. And, in hindsight, they didn’t hurt us as much as they did the week before. That’s what really separated us. And the turnovers, of course. But I think the penalties were a bigger deal in terms of that aspect of our offense and I think that’s why we had so much success Saturday.”
Against Clemson, Georgia’s offense got called for eight penalties. Of those eight, only two occurred on scoring drives. Against South Carolina, the offense cut its penalties down by half. More importantly, Georgia scored on every drive in which there was a penalty, except one, the eight and a half-minute drive to close out the game.
Playing in front of the home crowd helped. But you still have to appreciate the resiliency. That last score came on a third-and-13 conversion.
It’s a very good offense, and it’s gaining confidence in itself.