Georgia Alone Atop SEC East
On a day when UGA played the statistically greatest quarter in our well over one hundred year history of football, much bigger than our win was the South Carolina loss at Arkansas. Carolina’s first ever year and a half plus reign atop the SEC East came to a close in Hogland in a game that also far overshadowed the missed field goal fest between national #1 and #2 Bama and LSU. Murray tied the complete game school record for touchdown passes with five – all in a 42-point second quarter explosion. UGA leads the SEC in sacks and is first in the nation in holding teams to plays of less than twenty yards. At #7 in the nation in total defense, Todd Grantham’s defensive rebuilding job is beyond complete; the days of Willie Martinez-coached units struggling long forgotten. Junk Yard again! UGA appears so far superior in offensive completeness to defense and running only squads LSU and Bama that an SEC title this year is suddenly a very real possibility. Defending national champion Auburn visits Athens this Saturday in a huge game.