Matt Hinton, in his national title game preview, alerted me to something I somehow missed. He linked to this piece that laid out Pro Football Focus’ grades of Georgia’s Rose Bowl player performances. The stunning part? This:
1. RG Ben Cleveland: 83.9 (64 snaps, No. 1 among OG in CFB Playoff)
2. LT Isaiah Wynn: 83.5 (64 snaps, No. 1 among OT in CFB Playoff)
6. C Lamont Gaillard: 79.7 (64 snaps, No. 1 among C in CFB Playoff)
7. RT Andrew Thomas: 78.4 (64 snaps, No. 2 among OT in CFB Playoff)
Basically, Pittman’s group turned in the best offensive line performance of the semi-finals. That’s remarkable.
Let’s just hope they’ve got a lather, rinse, repeat in them for tonight.