Georgia experiences no déjà vu of last year’s nail-biting defeat. No, in fact, Georgia left no room for the Commodores to even attempt to challenge the Dawgs’ abilities.
Then ranked 13th Georgia (4-1, SEC 2-1) dominated the ‘Dores 44-17 in Athens. Saturday was filled with several personal and uplifting moments on the field followed yet another Todd Gurley show.
Here is what went down in the Classic City. . .
What was Uplifting?
Earlier last week when Georgia began to prepare for Vandy, Georgia Cornerback, Rico Johnson, was not a well-known UGA player. However, Thursday changed that for Johnson. He was medically discharged from the team after test results reflected a spinal condition that would end his time wearing the Red&Black.
Teammate, Devin Bowman, took it upon himself to wear Johnson No.19 jersey against Vandy. To make the gesture even better, Bowman intercepted a pass making his march 63-yard for a pick-6 touchdown all in honor of his former teammate.
What was Inspiring?
Wide Receiver, Malcolm Mitchell, is back. I repeat Mitchell is back. After losing Mitchell on a celebratory end zone injury, he is finally back in the game. Mitchell received a welcome back acknowledgment from the homecoming crowd in Athens after connecting on an 11-yard pass. Mitchell had been sidelined since the season opener against South Carolina in 2013.
What was Under Par?
The Quarterback position is not what Georgia is used too. After Week 6, Hutson Mason has failed to reach the 200-yard passing mark. Granted, he still has a high passing percentage rate, but his performance is not as stellar as many would like. Coach Richt allowed back up QB, Brice Ramsey, to enter the game for a few series to get some needed reps. Overall, Mason had a decent performance minus the interception that only lead to a field goal for the Commodores.
What Can’t Todd Gurley Do?
In an appropriate titled formation called “Wild Gurl”, Gurley launched a 50-yard pass. That is the longest pass so far this season for Georgia. Over the past few weeks, Gurley has been a beast to recon with. The analysts now have Gurley as the top prospect in the Heisman campaign. The 163- yard rushing added more clout for his top-position. Overalll, Gurley is an impressive asset for the Dawgs and should continue to impress as the season goes on.
What was achieved?
Nick Chubb was named the SEC co-freshman of the week. Chubb collected 78- yards on eight touches and also sealed the fourth quarter with a 33-yard touchdown. Chubb has continued to be a great asset even after undergoing surgery on his thumb.
Georgia also rose to No. 10 in the coaches poll after Week 6 experienced an extreme amount of upsets. Oregon, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas A&M all suffered in the Week 6 shake up.