There is not a great deal to say about what we just witnessed in Nashville. It was evident to all right -thinking observers that Georgia had a massive advantage coming into this game against a Vanderbilt squad that has struggled mightily to play consistent football against even inferior competition. Even when that occurred the lesson before us was that George’s third stringers are currently a solid matchup for Vanderbilts starters. The gap between these two programs has never been quite as much of a chasm as it is at the moment.
That does not tell us anything about how Georgia will fare against the lakes of Florida, Auburn, and perhaps Alabama later. But there really was nothing to complain about for today. The stats are almost meaningless because, really, are we concerned with Carson Beck’s completion percentage at this stage of the game?
Still, until late in the fourth quarter it looked like the Red and Black would finish with more points than the Commodores would yards. Georgia finished with 532 yards of total offense and ground out 28 first downs, 20 or so of which weren’t strictly necessary, but more a way to pass the time.
They now prepare for a noon kick off with an Arkansas Razorbacks team that looks far more formidable than anyone besides diehard Sam Pittman aficionados would have expected. This was a nice tune up, but next week brings a lot of eyeballs for what promises to be a stouter test. Until later… Go ‘Dawgs!!!