Georgia Not Mature Enough To Handle LSU’s Best
For the first time since the 1950s, LSU went through a season undefeated. Georgia dominated in the first half, recovering an aggressive onside kick, holding #1 LSU to zero first downs and only one score on a long punt return by the Honey Badger – which was later revealed to be a missed turnover by the refs, as he had pitched the ball away before crossing the goal line. UGA dropped five passes in the first half and missed a field goal: a lead of 10-0 and then 10-7 could have easily been 21-0 at the half. UGA came out flat in the second half with Murray making two quick turnovers of his three total, and yet another long punt return drained our will and momentum. Georgia played with a banged up Isaiah Crowell at running back with no quality subs healthy but had LSU on the ropes early with a quick passing game, which was inexplicably abandoned by offensive coordinator Mike Bobo for ineffective and way too predictable runs on nearly each 1st and 2nd down. Our early game plan worked well, and we went away from it while trying to hold a small lead. It turned into an LSU rout. I have seen Bobo go conservative too often with a lead that will never possibly stand up and wish he understood the power of momentum. He clearly only coaches well with a dominant running game. Though LSU is better than us this year, if we had been up 21-0 with that type of defensive energy, I believe we probably would have won. Coming off two down years, our stated goal for this young team was to win the SEC East. We did.