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.
Let’s see what the National Media is saying after this week’s win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shall we?
Opponent’s Home Media: ND Insider – “Get somebody else on the field that could keep a Georgia defense that attacked in waves just a little more honest, and maybe Notre Dame wins this one.”
24/7 Sports: Report Card: Georgia grabs win No 4 vs. Notre Dame “They went on to dominate the third quarter and early fourth before allowing the Fighting Irish to get back in it. Brian Kelly’s team had its chance to tie and eventually win the game at the end, but it was the UGA defense that stood tall and turned Notre Dame over on downs to seal the victory.”
ESPN: Irish Trouble, SEC rolling “Georgia’s win further cements its place in the playoff race and gives the Bulldogs some wiggle room during an SEC lineup that includes a road trip to Auburn and a home game against Texas A&M…”
CBS Sports: Georgia proves it belongs among the national title contenders “Make no mistake, this was a statement. A statement that the Bulldogs still belong on the national stage with the best teams in the nation. A statement that quarterback Jake Fromm is a superstar without superstar stats.”
Yahoo Sports: No. 3 Georgia holds off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17 “On a raucous Saturday night between the hedges, No. 3 Georgia held on for a gutsy win that might have ramifications all the way to the College Football Playoff.”
At the beginning of the season, the Bulldogs had 12 things on the To Do list, and the first four are done. When 24/7 Sports, ESPN, CBS & Yahoo all reference our game as a “dominanting the third quarter and early fourth”, “further cements its place in the playoff race”, “a statement…belong on the national state” & “gutsy win” respectively, I think Georgia did enough this weekend.