When you look at all the individual match-ups that were won and lost, ASU only seemed to find one that they could attack. They went after Bryan Evans pretty hard. Beyond that, here are some thoughts:
- Offensive Line - We had a non-starter at every position; yet, we put up 461 yards of total offense. I'm not really worried about the lack of a goal line push. We get Brannon Southerland back very shortly, and he'll cure our 3rd and 1 problems as a ball carrier and blocker.
- Offensive Skill Positions - Given the youth up front, we had some occasional hole creation problems. The goal line situation when we were up 24-10 was a bit of a debacle. Otherwise, they got the job done. Oh yeah...and AJ Green = Holy Crap.
- The Defense - Domination. The front four finally got some pressure, and the LB blitzes (which were happening more than folks wanted to admit before Sat...just not working) worked as well. If the run defense continues to hold up like this, we'll only face one passing game good enough to beat us without some semblance of balance.
- Coaching - When UNLV beat ASU, I was worried that our guys would take them lightly. You could tell from the opening jump that Georgia was ready to play. I loved that we attacked ASU from the opening whistle. The long bomb is a low percentage play, but it showed Bobo immediately that ASU couldn't cover AJ. Late, some guys around me were bitching about the toss sweep call on 3rd and 1 that resulted in a fumble. One of our best offensive plays is the Toss Sweep and most of Moreno's best runs were off the Toss Sweep. I wasn't thrilled that we went for the FG on the goal line up 24-10, but it was the right call. It effectively ended the game. I don't think Richt makes that call in the 3rd quarter.
Georgia has now won 11 games in a row. During that stretch, we have won 9 of the last 10 by ten or more points. To those that question whether or not the Bulldogs have been "dominating enough," chew on that last stat for a while.
BTW -- As for the commenters here and elsewhere that insist on posting "so and so sucks." We're ranked in the Top 3. Can you please take a deep breath before posting that stuff?