Georgia Football

Game Grades: Georgia Defeats Vanderbilt 41-13

October 6, 2018
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Offense: A

 

After some a few games where we saw the offense stagger at times, Georgia looked electric from the start. Especially in the passing game, where Jake Fromm put up 276 yards with three touchdowns on 17 completions on 23 attempts. Fromm’s receivers helped him quite a bit putting up those numbers. Riley Ridley had a great bobbling catch in the corner of the end zone while Terry Godwin had a great 75-yard catch that involved some broken tackles and a touchdown. It took a little bit for the run game to find it’s groove, but when it did it looked great. Elijah Holyfield had a beautiful 24-yard touchdown run capped off with an awesome lunge for the end zone and D’Andre Swift was able to show some burst that we haven’t gotten to see a lot of this season to help give UGA a rushing total of 560 yards. Overall, a very solid day for the second-ranked Bulldogs on offense.

 

Defense: A-

 

Hard to harp on a defense that only allowed 13 points, but there were still some issues. First, they allowed 138 rushing yards, which isn’t awful, but it’s more than a defense that prides itself on its running stopping wants to give up. There were also several times early in the game that the defense allowed conversions on third-and-long and some big-chunk plays when they could’ve halted a Vanderbilt offensive drive. But down the stretch, Georgia’s defense imposed its will. Richard LeCounte had a nice pass breakup and a forced fumble (that Georgia couldn’t recover) to lead the defense. While the first part of the game didn’t look elite for the defense, they changed that quickly after the first quarter.

 

Special Teams: A

 

Rodrigo Blankenship drilled a 53-yard field goal, isn’t that enough for you? Probably, but that wasn’t the only good thing about UGA’s special teams tonight. Mecole Hardman had one nice 22-yard return but wasn’t able to get much on his other two. Jake Camarda had a decent day punting the football, downing one punt within the 20-yard mark and kicking for an average of 40 yards on the day.

 

Coaching: A

 

Georgia looked a little flat the past couple weeks, at least to the standards that they’ve built. This week though Kirby and co. had these guys ready to flat-out dominate Vanderbilt. Sure, penalties were a little costly at a few points, but nothing that was ever truly worrisome longterm.

 
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