Bright Spots from Boise Beating
1. TESTED: We have already faced premium talent and know where we need to improve. That usually takes two to four games and comes only after an SEC East loss.
2. DEFENSE: Playing the most efficient winning quarterback in NCAA history, the game was tied until less than one minute was left in the first half, although our offensive starters had zero production to that point. That is a fairly impressive defensive fete; their points came after we continued to promptly give them the ball.
3. TIGHT ENDS: Orson Charles is the best receiving tight end in football. Aron White is a better than nice number 2 TE; Dream Teamer Jay Rome an excellent 3.
4. BRANDON/BRANDEN: Boykin’s tackling and 80-yard rushing average on 1 career carry. Smith’s improved physicality and ball hawking interception skills. Versatile, valuable cornerbacks could be best players on any field.
5. HEART: After yielding 28 straight points to Boise over approximately two quarters of perfect football by Moore, UGA played with passion and tried to make it a game. It could have been blowout time, but Dawgs played with character and relative poise. It was just way too late.
6. CROWELL: He was the leading rusher in the contest for either team. He will only get better once not facing the top-rated returning defensive line in the NCAA.
7. MITCHELL: This should-be-starter from day 1 is a purely explosive talent who can only be contained by Bobo and Richt. In limited minutes, he had 3 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. While our starters playing in the shadow of NFLers A.J. Green and Kris Durham had a pathetic 3 total catches for 15 yards.