A Wild, Wild Win For Georgia

NC NighthawkAnalyst INovember 9, 2008

Hey Georgia! Where’s the defense?  What is so complex and difficult about spying the quarterback and containing the quarterback draw, designed running plays, and scrambles out of the pocket? 

How many yards and points have been given up this season due to misalignment?  What has happened to the traditionally strong safety performances?

Addressing the Bulldogs’ defensive issues will take another column and perhaps replacing Martinez as defensive coordinator. 

Are we seeing cracks in special teams?  A blocked punt and a 90-something-yard kickoff return, for examples.   Kentucky never had to drive the length of the field. Only two of their 13 possessions went for more than 50 yards. Just four Wildcats offensive series covered as many as 35 yards. Again, this analysis needs a full article.

Too bad I probably won’t write these articles, but maybe someone here at Bleacher Report will.  LOL 

Excitement? Yes! Breakdowns? Absolutely? Lucky to win? You bet.

“Dodging the bullet” is merely one of dozens on a list of overused and abuse sports clichés.

A.J. Green scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:54 to play to climax a wild second half, as the 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs held on to down the Kentucky Wildcats, 42-38, in an SEC shootout at Commonwealth Stadium.

Matthew Stafford went 17-for-27 with 376 yards and three touchdowns, while Knowshon Moreno added 123 yards on the ground with three scores for the Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2 SEC), who bounced back from last week's 49-10 thrashing at the hands of Florida.

Mohamed Massaquoi had eight catches for 191 yards and a score (I’m just not in the mood to mention his two fumbles; but I just did


TIME OUT!!!! Did we just read “376 yards”? Is that Stafford’s career best? As far as I know: yes!  Along with a 62.9 completion per cent and three TDs, not a bad comeback following Matthew’s Florida fiasco. 

It was only Kentucky?  Besides being blown away by the Gators, the Wildcats’ defense has had a respectable season prior to their loss to the Bulldogs. Okay, resume play!

Randall Cobb ran for three scores on 18 carries for 82 yards and went 12-for-20 for 105 yards and an interception, while Tony Dixon added two rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats (6-4, 2-4), who have lost four of their last six games.

Here are some interesting but mostly meaningless statistics, for entertainment value.  Dixon finished the game with 61 yards on 18 carries, while Alfonso Smith had 11 carries for 60 yards for Kentucky.

Georgia outgained Kentucky, 520-331 (my favorite meaningless stat), but the Wildcats had 226 yards on the ground and held the ball for almost 10 more minutes than Georgia. The Bulldogs have won 11 of the last 12 against the Wildcats (so, what else is new?

)and hold a commanding 49-11-2 lead in the series.

Georgia-Auburn is next.  Go Bulldogs!




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