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Third Quarter Open Thread: By George, We May Do It.

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NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Georgia vs Louisiana State John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Things looked pretty shaky early but the Georgia offense has, wow, I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, both been unpredictable and executed well.

George Pickens is within sight of the Sugar Bowl receptions record after only one half. Jake Fromm looked weirdly like the Jake Fromm we remember so fondly, completing 11 of 14 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Six Georgia Bulldogs have combined to rush for 82 yards on 22 carries (the total would be over the century mark but for the 19 yard loss on a snap over Fromm’s head).

The UGA defense on the other hand has swarmed over a Baylor team that looks a step slow and a lot less physical. The Bears have only 97 yards of offense on 33 snaps, a measly 2.93 yards per play). Another factor? Georgia’s played smart, with one pass interference penalty for 15 yards versus 6 flags for 55 yards for Baylor. Given the questions about Georgia’s mental makeup coming into this one, that’s impressive.

As Kirby Smart pointed out on the way into the locker room, it’s a four quarter football game. But you have to like what you’re seeing from the Red and Black so far. Let’s finish this thing.

Go ‘Dawgs!!!