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The National View: Week 9

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What is the National Media saying about Georgia Football this week?

Kentucky v Georgia Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Bulldog Faithful has a long, storied history of “Munsoning.” For those weaned to the sounds of the unequaled Larry Munson, the notion of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory must be ever-present or we just don’t feel right. The question on everyone’s mind week in and week out this season will be, did Georgia help or hurt their chances of making it to the playoffs? That question isn’t likely to be answered inside the Dawgosphere, so I thought I’d wander about the interwebs and see what the larger College Football Media has to say. After all, the National Sports Media likely has more influence over the Committee than the Dawgosphere does.

Opponent’s Home Media: Lexington Herald Ledger Struggling Kentucky offense drowns on a rainy night in Georgia

“A shanked Kentucky punt and a lost UK fumble gave No. 10 Georgia two short-field touchdowns in the third quarter and allowed the Bulldogs to break away from a scoreless halftime tie.”

24/7 Sports: Georgia’s Defense Continues To Pull It’s Weight and Then Some

“The Georgia defense stood strong though, and through seven games, it has still yet to give up a touchdown on the ground.”

Bonus Headline from 24/7 Sports: Rucker: If that ain’t Tennessee, it’s a dang good joke* Best line, “f that play were any more Tennessee, it would have won Texas’ independence.”

ESPN: Swift runs for 2 TDs as No. 10 Georgia tops Kentucky 21-0

“’That’s exactly what I told them,’ Swift said. ‘I talked at halftime and told them `Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s on me. I’ve got y’all. I’ve got us.’”

CBS Sports: Georgia’s run game, defense lead way in 21-0 win over Kentucky

“It was a sloppy night inside Sanford Stadium and that goes for the weather and the offensive football. Georgia and Kentucky scored zero points in the first half while combining for 10 punts, but the Bulldogs run game got hot in the second half, leading them to a 21-0 win.”

Yahoo News: Mark Stoops hopes D’Andre Swift leaves early for NFL

“’You know coming in here, it’s a different beast,’ Stoops said. ‘That’s a tough group. They’re very talented. We knew we’d have their full attention after last week. This team will be a Top Five team by the end of the year.’”

While not the stellar national press coverage we enjoyed for the first few weeks, at least Mark Stoops thinks we’re a top 5 team. With South Carolina and Mizzou both losing this week, Georgia is not out of the SEC Championship game. As usual, the road to the SECCG runs right through Jacksonville, FL and the Gators in two weeks. Since we’re not out of the SECCG, we’re not completely out of the playoffs.

As Always,

GO DAWGS!!!

*For those of you who don’t recognize the reference it’s a riff on an old David Allen Coe Song, “If That Ain’t Country” which includes some offensive NSFW/NSFYM language.