You don’t muddle through a win against the crème de la crème of the MAC without a few players, um, doing some stuff. Some of it good, some of it not so good.
But the ones who did the good stuff are the ones who we’re celebrating. They are your MVDs, the Most Valuable ‘Dawgs from Georgia’s 39-22 victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Offense: Brock Bowers. At this point I don’t think one can make a compelling argument that Bowers is not a legitimate Heisman candidate. Two rushing attempts for 77 yards, both of which ended in touchdowns. Five receptions for 60 yards.
Defense: Jalen Carter. Carter didn’t play any snaps on Saturday and that’s the point. The Georgia defense looks a lot different without Carter in the middle. And while the performance wasn’t terrible (the Red and Black surrendered only 93 yards on the ground), the Golden Flashes definitely would have had a lot less success with Carter in the lineup. Let’s hope the big guy’s ankle is in better shape by the time the schedule gets tougher.
Special Teams: Jack Podlesny. Podlesny’s 13 points weren’t quite the margin of victory, but they weren’t far off. On a day when the UGA offense showcased a frustrating inability to put the ball in the endzone, Hot Pod’s three pointers of 31, 32, and 39 yards kept this one from being an awful lot closer than it could have been.