Georgia Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Bulldogs' Win vs. Georgia Tech

Brian Jones@Brian_L_JonesContributor INovember 24, 2012

Georgia Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Bulldogs' Win vs. Georgia Tech

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    The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the fourth consecutive year and finished the regular season with an 11-1 record.

    It was a game in which the Bulldogs hit on all cylinders and rarely made any mistakes.

    This was not only a game in which the Bulldogs needed to win—they had to dominate in order to please the BCS voters and gain momentum going into the SEC Championship Game.

    Here are 10 things we learned from the Bulldogs' win vs. Georgia Tech.

Aaron Murray Is Looking Like an Elite Quarterback

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    This is not to say that he did not look like an elite quarterback before, but Aaron Murray has certainly played at an elite level the last few weeks.

    In the game against Georgia Tech, Murray completed 14 of his 17 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Murray was always in control and able to pounce on the Yellow Jackets' miscues on defense.

    He is playing his best football right now, and fans are hoping that he can continue next week.

Gurshall Will Do Some Damage the Next Few Years

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    Georgia Tech has an elite running game, but the duo of Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley is as dangerous a combo as you'll find in the country.

    Gurley finished the day with 97 yards and two touchdowns, while Marshall had 66 yards and two touchdowns.

    Both are very explosive players, and they will be the reason the Bulldogs will be dangerous next season and the season after that.

The Tight End Duo Is Coming Around

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    Arthur Lynch has been making strides at the tight end position the last few games, but what about Jay Rome?

    Rome made a mark on this game, as he caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, which is the first touchdown reception of his career. 

    Rome and Lynch could be used a lot in the SEC Championship Game next week because the opponent will have its attention on Tavarres King and Malcolm Mitchell.

Malcolm Mitchell Will Have to Play Big Next Week

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    And speaking of Mitchell, he was able to make plays for the Bulldogs on offense as well as special teams.

    Mitchell started the game with a 47-yard kick return, and he also had three receptions for 88 yards.

    Georgia will need its playmakers to make big-time plays in the conference title, so Mitchell will have to have another performance next Saturday in Atlanta.

The Georgia Offense Is Historically Good

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    Georgia made made history against Tech, as they scored 456 points this season, which is now a school record.

    The previous record was set in 2002 when the Bulldogs scored 450 points.

    It doesn't mean the Bulldogs have the best offense in school history, but they are certainly one of the most prolific.

Alec Ogletree Is Possibly the Best ILB in the SEC

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    One of the reasons the Tech offense could never get going was the play of Alec Ogletree.

    The junior linebacker finished the afternoon with 15 tackles and one tackle for loss.

    The 15 tackles is the highest total for any Bulldog this season. Ogletree could end the year leading the team in tackles, which would be outstanding because he missed the first four games of the year.

    Ogletree has gotten better each time he's stepped on the field this year, and he's become a defender for whom offenses have to game-plan.

Christian Robinson Is Proving He's Worthy

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    Christian Robinson did not begin the season as the starter, but based on the game he had today, he probably should have.

    Robinson tallied 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and like Ogletree, he was running sideline to sideline making plays.

    Robinson has been one of the leaders on the defense all year, and the Bulldogs will miss his presence next year as he moves on to bigger and better things.

Fans Will Miss John Jenkins

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    Like Robinson, Jenkins is a senior and will not be back next year.

    The nose tackle had 11 tackles, which is a career high, and was a constant plug in the middle, which is why the Yellow Jackets could not get anything going inside.

    Jenkins is the prototypical nose tackle for the 3-4 scheme. Kwame Geathers is a lot like Jenkins, so the drop-off won't be too drastic next year, if there is a drop-off.

The Secondary Is Different When Bacarri Rambo Is Playing

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    Tech's pass offense is nothing to praise, but due to the play of Bacarri Rambo, the passing game was almost nonexistent.

    Rambo recorded eight tackles, forced two fumbles and picked off a Vad Lee pass in the end zone in the second quarter.

    Rambo has had a very solid career, and the best way to finish it would be to reach the BCS title game.

The Bulldogs Are Ready for Big Things

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    Georgia is looking like a team that could not only compete for the BCS title, but also possibly win.

    Since the loss to South Carolina and the close win against Kentucky, the Bulldogs have made great strides on both sides of the ball and look ready to face a team like Alabama or Notre Dame.

    Before the season, not too many people thought Georgia would be in this position. But now that they are, the Bulldogs have to take advantage of it, because it's uncertain when they will have another shot of winning the national title in the future.