Ascending into Autumn
56-20 was the final score in a not so ready for primetime matchup Saturday night Between the Hedges. The boys from Boca came out ready to fire on offense, and they hung around with explosive Georgia until the game was knotted at 14. From there, the Dawgs D woke up while the offense rolled to the most yardage in the long and storied history of American college football at UGA. Murray continued his quest to be the program’s greatest passer of all time with his biggest career yardage night. Freshman Todd Gurley came in averaging over 9 yards per carry and was able to up his average with 11 yards per pop; he and fellow Ring Class backfield mate Keith Marshall each had hundred-yard games. The immediate future looks bright, as Georgia has depth and talent on every level, with the notable exception of a shallow backup O-line.
The first day of fall and an SEC home opener will see the Vandy Commodores come-a-calling from the largest urban home market in the conference. Nashville is a relatively short drive to the Classic City, but the Commodores early season non-conference loss to Northwestern showed that they are still lightyears away from being top tier in the SEC. Georgia arrived with an SEC East crown last year, a divisional title which would not have been possible save a tight victory at Vandy. Dawgs better not take this game lightly. South Carolina was aided by an abysmally bad no-call on a blatant pass interference late to edge Vanderbilt on the first night of college football this summer. Summer is over, and the DAWGS are still undefeated.
Fall brings excitement. Fall brings rivalry. Fall brings a game at undefeated South Carolina for the Border Bash. Fall brings AT undefeated Florida for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Fall brings championships. Another night game this week at 7:45. Explosive but still too uneven Vols a week away.