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Bulldogs are unbeaten but still have plenty of work to do.

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Georgia’s 28-27 win in Missouri was another sluggish effort but the Bulldogs find themselves undefeated but with plenty of things that still need to be shored up. Kirby Smart talked about how the team could easily be 1-2 right now or even 0-3 following Saturday’s comeback win.

“Look guys we’re this close, this close to losing that one,” Smart said. “We’re this close to being 1-2. We could be 0-3, but those kids in that room, they keep fighting.”

Georgia’s running game has sputtered of late and they were forced to rely heavily on the right arm of freshman quarterback Jacob Eason. Special teams have been a mess all season long and oh by the way, the Bulldogs face one of their stiffest road tests of the season next week with a trip to Ole Miss.

“We’ve got to worry about what’s most important, which is getting focused on the next team who’s a gunslinger and has a bunch of good wideouts and a really good offense and it never stops because we’re in a league with good teams,” Smart said. “There’s great parity in our conference and there’s really good teams so week in and week out we’re going to be challenged.”

  • In other news, Georgia’s victory moved them up to 11 and 12 respectively in the Coaches and AP polls. Alabama remains No. 1 while Ohio State replaces Florida State at No. 2.
  • SB Nation’s updated bowl projections have the Bulldogs slated for the Outback Bowl on January 2 in a matchup with Wisconsin.
  • The Bulldogs are searching for answers for their suddenly struggling running game. Georgia totaled 289 yards rushing in their season-opening victory over North Carolina. Nick Chubb accounted for 222 of those yards by himself. They have totaled just 268 yards in two games since bottoming out with 101 yards on 38 carries against the Tigers Saturday.
  • One offensive player that is off to a great start is wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie who is on pace for the most receiving yards in school history.
  • Georgia’s defense has been inconsistent at times but they have done a good job of forcing turnovers.