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Ole Miss 45, UGA 14: ‘Dawgs Not Ready For Primetime.

We knew going into this game that Georgia would need a lot of things to go right to stick with an explosive Ole Miss team. Unfortunately, very few of those things actually went the Bulldogs’ way. To be fair, the Ole Miss Rebels had a lot to do with that, making precious few mistakes and capitalizing on those made by the visitors on the way to a 45–14 victory.

The Red and Black were never really in this one, rven before Chad Kelly dashed 41 yards to the endzone in the third quarter to cap the Ole Miss scoring. His freshman counterpart Jacob Eason was harassed most of the the day and once again wasn't helped by some costly dropped passes. Eason finished 16 of 36 for 137 yards and an interception which was returned for a touchdown.

Nick Chubb left the game with an ankle injury and was replaced by Sony Michel, who looked goid in his most extensive action since returning from injury. It was freshman Brian Herrien, however, who led the team in rushing with 11 attempts for 78 yards and the only two touchdowns the ‘Dawgs scored.

The vaunted Ole Miss offense was just as explosive as it has been so far this season. But on this day it was also brutally efficient, as Kelly completed 18 of 24 passes for 289 yards and the Rebels amassed 510 yards in total.

In the end, this young Georgia team made too many mistakes early to beat an Ole Miss team that capitalized on it's opportunities. This was, in many ways, the worst case scenario. Now, Georgia will return to Sanford Stadium to take on what has appeared to be a beatable Tennessee squad with position in the SEC East at stake. We should learn a lot about this team by how they respond seven days from now.