Realistically, Kentucky would've needed Tubby Smith and Bear Bryant to coach that collection of also rans into a victory over a Top 25 team, and Georgia only wasted about 10 minutes of game time showing that.
Photo from Georgiadogs.com.
Thoughts from the Game:
When you factor in the half dozen or so dropped passes for the game, his stat line begins to look ridiculously good. On the year, he is 132-231 (57%) for 2001 yards, 20 TDs and only 4 INTs in nine games. He has also rushed for 329 yards and 3 TDs. In other words, he has played nothing like the QB that looked like hell vs. Tech last year.
-- WRs - Outside of Bryan McClendon and Mo Mass, this group continues to struggle. Some folks question, "Why aren't we running the ball better with all of these running backs?" Other than the obvious answer that our OL doesn't play very consistently, there is the broader issue of our WR play.
Richt warned us back in the summer that if our WRs didn't make some plays down the field, that people would crowd the box and make running tough for us. You better believe that Georgia Tech will play us that way. They are going to dare us to throw it. Our guys have to step up and make some plays. Interestingly, 17 players have caught a pass this year and nine have scored TDs.
-- OL - Continue to be up and down. In the first quarter we couldn't get a yard when we needed it running the ball. The rest of the game, Shockley had all day to pass. We still can't execute a screen to save our lives. So it's up and down. Good and bad. Your basic freakshow.
-- DL - Gant and Owens continue to improve. Realistically, I wonder what was gained by having Golston play vs. UK. He needs to get healthy. Moses and Johnson continue to shine, and I continue to wonder why Marcus Howard...who is honestly smaller than Demario Minter, plays defensive end and not linebacker.
-- DBs - Minter will basically have to mug Calvin Johnson in this game just like last year. CJ will get 6-7 catches for 70-90 yards and a TD. If we can hold him to that, we should win the game. If we let him go nutty on us, we're in trouble. He is without a doubt the best WR in college.
[Photo: Richt describes a cheerleader whose tits were "out to here."]
Nothing else really stood out. Keep Tyson Browning in your thoughts and prayers. The leg break looked really nasty on JP Sports.
Go Dawgs. Stay tuned all week for some GT game analysis and insults.