Georgia doesn’t do tribute jerseys. It does tribute games.
Some of Saturday’s offensive stats are just appalling.
Georgia’s 243 yards was its second lowest output of the season. The Bulldogs had 223 against Florida.
“We actually have tried to realize that who are right now is a team that’s got to grind it out,” Richt said. “Part of it is field position, part of it is chewing up the clock and helping the defense on that end as well.”
Nobody on Georgia had more than 20 yards receiving. Receiver Malcolm Mitchell had two catches for 20 yards and fullback Christian Payne one for 20. Jeb Blazevich led with three catches for 19 yards.
It was the second-lowest offensive output of the season for Georgia and fourth of under 300 yards this season. Greyson Lambert started and went the whole game at quarterback, finishing with 97 yards on 12-of-17 passing. Sony Michel logged 77 hard-earned yards on 26 carries.
This against the SEC’s lowest ranked team in total defense.
But the Dawgs came away with the win, and they did so for two reasons. Going +3 in turnover margin can make up for a lot of offensive anemia, for one thing. And for another, they were lucky enough to play a conference opponent with a worse quarterback situation than theirs.
I’ll take it. Happily.