You don’t overcome a raft of injuries to take down the Fightin’ Trent Dilfers for your 21st consecutive victory without a total team effort. But even then some Dawgs are bound to distinguish themselves above the pack. They are your MVDs, the Most Valuable Dawgs from Georgia’s 49-21 win over the UAB Blazers.
Offense: Brock Bowers. The defending Mackey Award winner was targeted 9 times and caught each of those for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. The “get the ball to Bowers” play remains the one in Mike Bobo’s playbook that all UGA fans love.
Defense: Xavian Sorey. Sorey led the Dawgs with 6 total tackles, including 5 solo stops. Both were season highs for a guy who seems to be growing into his considerable athleticism and becoming a bigger part of the defense.
Special Teams: Peyton Woodring. After a rough week last Saturday Woodring was a perfect 7 of 7 on extra points, though Georgia did go for it on 4th and 2 from the 23 in the 1st quarter rather than trying a 40 yard field goal. But on a day when the kick returners were fumble fingered and Brett Thorson didn’t land any punts inside the 20 Woodring was the least bad option in this slot.
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