Georgia ran for over 200 yards in Saturday’s win over Georgia Tech. Sheet music for the position groups from the performance.
The midday games haven’t been particularly friendly for No. 1 Georgia (12-0, 8-0) this season. The Bulldogs trudged to another win, this time over Georgia Tech.
Take a look at the offensive record of their 37-14 win.
Quarterbacks – C
A few things here. First, Stetson Bennett didn’t have to be great to win this game. Georgia Tech wanted to take away the explosive passing game, and that opened up ground play for Georgia. Second, this Georgia team was extremely sluggish in the midday games this year, and Saturday was no different. Even so, the Georgia quarterbacks weren’t sharp against Tech. Stetson Bennett had just 28 yards at halftime and completed just 10 passes all day. 83 of Bennett’s 140 yards came to Kenny McIntosh on a bike route. Even the layups were chunky as Bennett nearly subdued a wide open Brock Bowers in the end zone. Carson Beck came on cleanup duty and promptly gave away a fumble for Georgia’s only turnover of the day.
Running backs – A
Saturday was a throwback to Georgia-Georgia Tech games of the past. Tech is feisty and Georgia bludgeons them with great backs. Georgia’s running backs, led by Kenny McIntosh, rushed for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carry. McIntosh was the center of offense, adding 96 yards. Daijun Edwards looks like he’ll return to the form we saw him in midseason, gaining 57 yards on just 8 carries. Kendall Milton once again put the finishing touches on an opponent, this time with a 44-yard touchdown to finish Tech off for good.
Offensive Line – A-
The only punch you can throw at this Georgia line is still in short yardage situations, but that still feels more like indecision than execution. Stetson Bennett and Carson Beck were not sacked, and the Bulldogs rushed for 264 yards. The offensive line is still the most solid unit in the team.
Broad receiver – D
Once again, Georgia didn’t need to throw the ball much to win this game, but this was a particularly lethargic performance from receiver space. Georgia recipients totaled only 3 receptions. Ladd McConkey’s only touch came in the running game. These are back-to-back games where Kenny McIntosh has had to save the Georgia offense, in large part because the Bulldogs just don’t have anyone who can consistently win from the outside. Say what you will about Stetson Bennett’s play, but no one is going to open it right now. Adonai Mitchell showed up briefly, but registered no statistics. Georgia’s air raid badly needs him back.
Tight Ends – B
Brock Bowers again showed off his incredible hands for a touchdown, but he and partner Darnell Washington made their biggest impression in the run game. Georgia has an inherent advantage when Bowers and Washington are both in the game, and they allow Todd Monken to get creative with his running calls. These guys were a big part of the 264 grounded yards for Georgia.
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