Another Sunday after a Georgia Bulldogs win - I could get used to this.
Despite the win, the fourth quarter left a lot to be desired. Head coach Kirby Smart was frustrated with the way his team finished. Louisiana-Lafayette totaled 465 yards, the third most Georgia has given up on the year. Of those yards, 207 came in the fourth quarter. To be fair, most of that came with reserves in and getting some game action.
Dyshon Sims drew his second college start on Saturday. He was filling in for the injured Isaiah Wynn, who saw his 23-game starting streak come to an end. Smart hopes to have Wynn back soon. In other injury news, Michael Chigbu missed the game with a knee injury. Defensive lineman DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle was also out with a high ankle sprain. Natrez Patrick (shoulder) and Jayson Stanley (foot) also missed the contest.
So that Nick Chubb guy is a pretty good. He also seems to be rounding into form here at the end of the year. Chubb went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight game, the first time he has done that this year, and had two touchdowns. One of those came on a 49-yard reception - his first receiving touchdown of the year. An interesting stat from Seth Emerson - Georgia is 4-0 when Chubb goes over 100 yards and 6-0 when he gets at least 80 this year.
Isaiah McKenzie had a record-setting day on Saturday. The junior’s punt return touchdown gave him six return scores and five punt return touchdowns. That set program records, surpassing Buzy Rosenberg (1970-72) for the punt return and Brandon Boykin (2008-11) for the total return records.
So - for the last time in a while, let’s have black jersey chat. It seems like most of the players just thought it was another day in the office. Chubb, on the other hand, felt it was a source of energy for the team. Personally, I don’t care if the Dawgs wear mint green and pink as long as they win. That said, it was cool to see the black jerseys back out there and it’s a nice touch for recruits.
More importantly from that link - Georgia is undefeated when Coach Smart doesn’t wear a visor. Wonder if we’ll see one next week.
‘Til next time... Go ‘Dawgs!