It was a 39-point win against a poor 1-AA opponent, so I see no need to get too deep into the woods here. A few bullet points will have to suffice.
- Any discussion of this game has to start with Aaron Murray claiming the career SEC passing TD record away from Danny Wuerffel. I know he’s got to be disappointed that his last season failed to live up to the promise it had before all the skill players started dropping like flies, but as far as I’m concerned, knocking two Gator greats off the all-time list, as well as going 3-1 against Florida, puts him in the pantheon of Dawg greats. He’s the Theron Sapp of our time.
- I enjoyed Hudson Mason’s enjoyment. His enthusiasm was obvious. (I kidded to a friend that Bobo should have pulled a joke by sending out another quarterback after Mason’s first TD pass.) It’s clear he’s listening to his coaches. His mechanics have improved, most noticeably in his cleaner and quicker release. He went through his progressions nicely, albeit against a defense that won’t be confused with a SEC one. He throws a catchable ball. He’s not as mobile as Murray and he doesn’t have Murray’s arm strength. It’ll be interesting to see what he can do next season with all the weapons he’ll have at his disposal.
- If you didn’t appreciate how deep Georgia’s receiving corps was at the start of the season, Rantavious Wooten explained things nicely to you. The TD catch where he schooled the DB on a ball that hung up a little bit was particularly brilliant.
- I guess they’ll be working on pop-up kickoffs this week.
- Chris Mayes, I really would have liked to have seen a fat guy touchdown just once this season. You had your chance, man.
- It’s a shame Rumph’s season has been so delayed by the hamstring injury. He’s not a blazer, but he’s got deceptive speed, good hands and above-average body control. Add in his height and he still could be a factor over the next few games.
- Great to see Tray Matthews back. He may have been rusty, but his play wasn’t tentative.
- Grantham detractors, has it occurred to you that you may have been trolled by the man? ASU doesn’t run the ball well, but has the most efficient passer in the Southern Conference and a couple of senior receivers who can play a little. They were going to throw the ball, yet Grantham came out playing soft zone and stuck with it. Of course the Mountaineers were going to get yards. But they still wound up with season lows in points and total yardage and their offense was essentially non-existent after the third drive.
- That being said, is there a more money call against Georgia’s defense than going four-wide and throwing to the receiver being covered by whichever Dawg ILB drew the short straw?