UGA Tied for First in SEC East
Gators down by two touchdowns at halftime and their starting QB proven to still be ineffective, harassed and then knocked out of the game. Stick a Crimson fork in them, as they have -3 yards rushing and won’t be making a miracle comeback in The Swamp. Defending national champion Auburn is undefeated again in conference this year, although they did lose earlier to the best team in the Palmetto State: Clemson. So the beleaguered Georgia Bulldogs are back in a tie for 1st place in the SEC East when the clock strikes midnight tonight, after starting the year 0-2. The defending SEC East champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still just Carolina, and Florida is in post-Tebow rebuilding mode.
Aaron Murray was perhaps the least criticized 8-9 career record starting quarterback in major college football history. He threw an uncharacteristic three picks today Between the Hedges, while pushing his career mark to .500 and continuing to produce touchdowns and aerial yardage. Crowell is the real deal and our defense is salty. Freshman Malcolm Mitchell is the best young wideout in the nation, and Brandon Boykin is the most versatile athlete in the SEC. It was a near replay of last week, watching Georgia play inspired against inferior Magnolia State competition and then go into sleepy cruise control mode. If we can sweep the state of Tennessee (Vols, Vandy), we will be 5-2 and ranked in top 15 going into the bye week before what is still the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party regardless of politically correct nomenclature. Coach Mark Richt has 99 career wins and faces yet another must-win, at Rocky Top where Georgia was blown out in our past two trips. Last year the Dawgs crushed Lil’ Dooley’s Vols 41-14 and then blanked little private Vandy 43-0.