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The National View Week 11

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Missouri at Georgia
This Guy Wants A Natty
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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 Columbia Missourian: Missouri’s defense impresses in loss to Georgia. The offense? Not so much

“Georgia defeated Missouri 27-0. Comfortably.”

24/7 Sports: Report Card: Georgia blanks Mizzouri 27-0

“Another game, another dominant defensive performance from Georgia. The Bulldogs topped Missouri 27-0 on Saturday, their third shutout of the 2019 season.”

ESPN: No. 6 Georgia rides tough defense to 27-0 win over Missouri

“The Bulldogs bolstered their claim as the league’s top defense. Georgia leads the SEC in total defense , rushing defense and scoring defense.”

CBS Sports: Georgia game balls: Defense controls Missouri in 27-0 win

“Georgia got a dominant defensive performance and earned its third shutout of the 2019 season on Saturday as it blanked Missouri inside Sanford Stadium.”

Yahoo News: Third shutout hearkens back to historic Dawgs defense

“The Bulldogs held Missouri scoreless in the first half and went into the locker room with a 16‐0 edge. That marked the 21st scoreless quarter Georgia has held an opponent to this year, and the eighth scoreless half (third scoreless first half) that the Bulldog defense has held its opponents to in 2019.”

I love the ho-hum nature of this comment from 24/7 “another game, another dominant defensive performance from Georgia.” Everyone expects this from Georgia now. ESPN says we have the SEC’s top defense. CBS called it a dominant performance and Yahoo news points out this is 21 scoreless quarters and 8 scoreless halves for the defense. The two polls that don’t matter, AP & Coaches came out this afternoon with Georgia at #5 right under Alabama. Are we all the way where we need to be? Probably not quite but we’re in the conversation and on the edge of making it to the biggest game in College Football again this year. We definitely did enough to show we belong in the conversation and possibly the top 4. This week’s ranking from the Committee will be very interesting. Do they put Georgia ahead of Alabama or vice versa? I suspect it comes down to whether they prefer wins to losses. Our wins are better, our sole loss is worse.