Jason Butt tosses out an interesting statistic.
It’s a statistic that shouldn’t hold too much significance. But it sure is still one of note.
When receiver Isaiah McKenzie scores a touchdown, Georgia is 5-0. When he doesn’t, the Bulldogs are 0-4.
Sure, it’s a matter of correlation, not causation. But it’s also indicative of something that happened on offense Saturday night that gave me some grounds for optimism. No, I’m not talking about moving Jim Chaney off the sidelines.
I’m talking about what appeared to be a greater focus on getting the ball into the hands of Georgia’s best offensive play makers. Chubb and Michel got 40 carries Saturday night. After zero touches against Florida, McKenzie had two catches, including that electrifying touchdown reception. Terry Godwin had three. (He did have five against the Gators, so at least they never lost sight of him.) They seem to have figured out that they have a weapon in Wims, who led the team in catches and receiving yards.
Things still aren’t as smooth as they could be — Ridley’s sudden brush with butter fingers being the best example of that — but it sure felt like the offense performed more capably than it had in weeks. No doubt the quality of Kentucky’s defense played into that, but, still, take it as a promising development. Now, they just need to build on that against Auburn.