Another Road Win
Georgia dealt with Arkansas with ease this past Saturday. The Dawgs’ first half was exactly what Georgia was anticipating. Georgia harnessed the power of Nick Chubb, Chris Conley, and the entire Dawgs squad.
The largest visible flaw came in the second the half when Georgia lost concentration and Arkansas was able to edge their way into a tighter competition in the fourth quarter. Overall, Georgia finished off the Razorbacks 45-32 and rose to No. 9 in the AP Poll. Georgia now stands overall at 6-1 and 4-1 in the SEC. The Dawgs will have a bye week until the meet up with classic rival the Florida Gators on November 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Not giving full recognition to Georgia’s well played game against Arkansas would be a disservice to the red & black. Georgia players collected the SEC defensive and offense players of the week. Damian Swann earned outstanding numbers against Arkansas with crucial plays including: a sack, two-forced fumbles, and an interception.
Georgia cleaned house with awards after Saturday’s big road win. Chubb collected the SEC offensive player of the week and the second consecutive Athlon Sports’ national freshman of the week award. Chubb has produced outstanding numbers in Todd Gurley’s absence and will continue to shoulder the job until word of reinstatement is reached.
Sony Michel suffered a shoulder injury against Tennessee. Michel 4-6 week recovery is coming to a close as the World’s Largest Cocktail Party nears. Michel hasn’t returned to practice, but has been running drills on the sideline. Anticipation will be high as Georgia moves into their bye week.
Keith Marshall sustained ankle and knee injuries during the Troy game early in the season. Marshall has yet to show enough positive signs to guarantee an appearance in Jacksonville.
Probably one of the most talked about events this season. Georgia’s Heisman hopeful who is currently suspended indefinitely as he completes all measures for the NCAA investigation. The University of Georgia has shown full support for Gurley during the investigation. The NCAA will have the final say as to whether or not Gurley will face any other penalties. Gurley did not travel to either Missouri or Arkansas. Gurley has stated that he takes full responsibility for his mistake and appreciates the support he has received from all parties.
After the battle on the road for the past two weeks against Missouri and Arkansas, Georgia will have the easiest remaining schedule in the SEC. The Dawgs will face Florida, Kentucky and Auburn before the season wraps up and Atlanta will be calling the victors home. Georgia will have the opportunity to regain the SEC title from the West. The Bulldogs will be the first to win the SEC title since Florida in 2008. Ironic, yes, but it would be nice to have the SEC title back in the East and even sweeter if it were back in Athens.