- Sunday’s game was a little frustrating to watch, simply because it seemed like Georgia had several opportunities to bury South Carolina that it failed to capitalize on. Still, no complaints about being on the right side of a 28-14 score.
- And Bill Connelly’s advanced stats profiles for Georgia and South Carolina actually make me feel a little better about that, as the Dawgs turned in a mediocre 57% performance in a two-touchdown win, abetted by SC’s sorry 16% showing. Bringing their “C” game won’t get them past Auburn or Florida, of course, but as a floor with regard to much of the remaining schedule, it’s hard to see how that wouldn’t be enough to prevail against Vandy, Kentucky and a mid-major.
- Here’s today’s trivia question for you: when was the last time a Georgia head coach beat South Carolina in his first try?
- Seth Emerson makes a good point in his second glance piece today about the running game. On their first 34 carries, Georgia’s backs gained 264 yards (7.76 ypc). On their remaining 16, only 62 yards (3.88 ypc). Why the drop off? Chaney stuck with the multi-tight end/fullback formations and SC loaded the box more and more until they had the bodies to gum the works. Eason’s poor day made that an obvious strategy; in fact, you wonder what might have happened if the ‘Cocks had embraced that approach earlier in the game.
- Speaking of Eason, Emerson also notes that the freshman took far fewer snaps out of the shotgun this week than he did against Tennessee. Again, that just goes to show that Chaney is trying to balance having a competitive game plan with quarterback development. One thing to keep an eye out for this weekend is how Derek Mason decides to scheme on defense and how Chaney counters.