Now here’s an interesting stat from Saturday:
7 First downs for Arkansas because of Georgia penalties on Saturday. No other SEC has gotten more than four first downs in a game this season via its opponent’s penalties. Georgia was penalized nine times for 101 yards against Arkansas.
No way I’m saying some of those penalties weren’t justified, but, man, that’s a lot of first downs. Matt Moore’s crew didn’t blatantly affect the outcome of the game in the way they did last year at Vanderbilt. But perhaps it’s time to add them to the list of officials to keep an eye on.