It's now time to recognize the shining stars from Georgia’s 35-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. This week was tough, though not in the same way some previous weeks were. There have been times this season when t was tough to say anybody did anything really superlative. This time out, both sides of the ball witnessed multiple solid performances. I much prefer this way.
Offensive MVP: For the fourth time in his Bulldog career Nick Chubb scored touchdowns both rushing and receiving. His 27th rushing touchdown now places him eighth on the all-time UGA list, tied with Tim Worley and Robert Edwards. That, and his 157 all-purpose yards on the day, are worth noting.
Defensive MVP: It’s tempting to just plug Roquan Smith in every time he leads the team in tackles (he did it again, by the way). But I’m going with Davin Bellamy, whose 3 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack added up to a nice overall performance.
Play of the day: Here I’m going with McKenzie’s punt return touchdown that gave him the UGA record for punt return touchdowns. We’ve seen him do that sort of thing so often it's almost easy to forget how rarely talented he is.
Low light: I got nothing really. I'm not going to pick on the third stringers for allowing a garbage time score or two. That's Smart and Tucker’s job.
Stat of the day: Jacob Eason’s lone interception snapped a streak of 144 throws without one. That's impressive for a true freshman.