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The National View - Week 1

What’s the National Perspective of Georgia’s Performance in Nashville?

Georgia v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/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, Vanderbilt Hustler:

“From the moment the Vanderbilt Commodores took the field on Saturday, the game’s momentum seemed to side with the Georgia Bulldogs. The sold out crowd filled the stadium with a sea of red and they echoed with the sounds of a barking dog whenever the Commodores received a kickoff. While Vanderbilt students did their part to counteract the mass migration of Georgia fans, the red still proved to be too much.”

24/7 Sports: Next-day Analysis: Georgia runs over Vanderbilt 30-6

“Speaking of SEC East struggles, Georgia bullied past Vanderbilt to push the division to 2-4 overall on the day. The Bulldogs were good as expected, and transfer Riley Neal ended up getting the start for the Commodores.”

“It’s only Week 1, but more and more it looks as if Georgia will cruise to their third straight division crown.”

ESPN: No. 3 Georgia routs Vanderbilt 30-6 in rare SEC road opener

“Beating a league opponent, on the road no loss, to open the season should be more than enough to keep Georgia at No. 3.”

“Coach Kirby Smart thinks his third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs showed him a glimpse of just how good they might be this season in a rare season opener inside the Southeastern Conference on the road. And Smart also sees plenty of room for improvement.”

CBS Sports: Georgia cruises over Vanderbilt

“Georgia’s march towards another potential SEC East title had to go through Vanderbilt first. The Bulldogs passed that test with ease in their new-look offense. Quarterback Jake Fromm led back-to-back long touchdown drives on the opening possessions of eight and 10 plays, respectively, to give his team a 14-0 lead. The skill positions look every bit as fast as last year, too. Running back D’Andre Swift had 147 yards on 16 carries, and Brian Herrien had 65 yards on 12 carries. The Bulldogs defense held the Commodores to 16-of-32 passing for 109 yards in the 30-6 win.”

When 24/7 Sports, ESPN & CBS all reference our game as a “runover”, rout”, and “cruise” respectively, I think Georgia did enough this weekend.