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NCAA Football: Missouri at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

You don’t very nearly cover the 39 point spread against the Fightin’ Eliah Drinkwitzes without a total team effort. Still, even then some Bulldogs are bound to distinguish themselves on the field of play. Those intrepid heroes in red and black are your MVDs: the Most Valuable ‘Dawgs from Georgia’s 43-6 victory over Missouri.

Offense: Jermaine Burton. In his first sustained action coming back from injury Burton tallied 3 catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. He was a mere whisper away from the end zone on the other two catches and the ‘Dawgs converted those. If Georgia’s going to beat teams like Ohio State or Oklahoma or Alabama down the stretch we’re going to have to score points, and that’s much easier with a healthy receiving corps that includes Jermaine Burton.

Defense: Dan Jackson. Dangerous Dan had six tackles on the afternoon, every one of them a solo stop, to lead all UGA defenders (a whopping 26 ‘Dawgs had at least one tackle on the day). In a game in which Georgia didn’t tally a turnover and had a frustratingly difficult time sacking Missouri’s quarterbacks in the backfield, Jackson’s consistent stops really made a big difference.

Special Teams: Jack Podlesny. It was tempting to go with Nolan Smith here for that blocked punt that led to a safety. But after a rough couple of games kicking the ball Hot Pod was 5 of 5 on extra points and 2 of 2 on field goals on a day when the wind was a little tricky at times. Let’s hope that was a springboard to more consistency down the stretch.

As always feel free to add your suggestions and honorable mentions in the comments.

Go ‘Dawgs!!!