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Starting slow and finishing strong has been an unfortunate theme for the Bulldogs so far this season. Saturday against Georgia Southern was more of the same, with the Dawgs struggling to break away in the first half.
The defense hasn’t had to defend a true option offense so far this season, so it’s understandable that GSU had some success moving the football early on. And despite being able to move the ball, the Eagles were still only able to convert that into a single first-half touchdown.
The offense, on the other hand, should have had the petal down from the get go, but again struggled to produce. It was only a last-minute touchdown drive just before the end of the half that kept this from being a one-possession game going into the locker room.
If Georgia is going to have any hope of besting Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, it is going to have to come out firing on all cylinders right away. The Dawgs have one more game to try get out and start fast. Hopefully, they can get that done against Georgia Tech and ride that momentum into the Georgia Dome.