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Georgia's offense can erupt against Vanderbilt

December 3, 2020

If the last two weeks are an indicator, then Georgia fans do not need to be stressed out about whether or not their favorite team is going to put up points.

Hasn’t the offensive display that Georgia is bringing with JT Daniels under the helm been refreshing to watch?

Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt should be more of the same. In fact, the offense could look even better. 

Credit is due for the Georgia offense, but the reason why this is the case is because Vanderbilt is not a good football team. They’re not even just a bad football team.

Vanderbilt has been horrible this year. The Commodores are winless, and that is an adequete summation of their football season. 

But, that is good news for the Georgia offense. Vanderbilt’s defense has been a big part of why the team has performed so terribly. 

Daniels has been playing well. He has the team clicking and has gotten more receivers involved in the passing attack. 

Daniels threw for over 400 yards and four touchdowns in his first start. That type of production is something that has not existed in Athens since Aaron Murray. Last week against South Carolina, Georgia rushed for 332 yards.

Georgia’s new passing threat showed how much it can help the run game break big plays. Daniels seems to have been a key to unlocking the explosion many were hoping to see from such a talented group of skill players on offense. 

Now, the Bulldogs get the gift of playing a bad Vanderbilt defense. The Commodores rank at or near the bottom of most defensive statistical categories in the SEC. 

This is by far the worst team Georgia will face all year and the offense is the most explosive it has been in maybe a couple of years. If Georgia keeps their foot on the gas, the team could put up 60 points. 

The offensive balance is something to look for. The game plan was pass-heavy against Mississippi State but run-heavy against South Carolina.

If Georgia gets up big early on, expect a lot of backs to be featured like they were last week. 

“If you are having success running the ball, you don’t have to do the other. It wasn’t more that they dictated anything, it was more that, hey this is what was working and that’s what we stuck with. We certainly have confidence in JT to be able to throw the ball,” Kirby Smart said. 

This offense is certainly more dynamic than it was just a few weeks ago. 

The Vanderbilt game should be one where a lot of people get to play, and the seniors will be able to show out one last time in Sanford Stadium. 


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