The Georgia Bulldogs barely beat the Auburn Tigers, 27-20, in a very close one. What does this close victory mean for the Bulldogs?
The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Auburn Tigers, 27-20. This was a game that was tied at halftime. The Tigers actually had the lead in the third quarter. The Bulldogs would end up winning but almost losing to a team that will have a very successful season if they reach a bowl game. The biggest cause of concern is the fact that this offense is not very good and takes time to start.
To be quite honest, there is not much value in going deep into detail about this game due to the fact that the Bulldogs have been underplaying their opponents for the last two seasons.
Carson Beck is still getting his snaps in and learning to adjust to Smart’s offense. Going forward, they will most likely be able to beat teams like Kentucky and Tennessee as they head to another SEC title game. The Bulldogs defense will probably be able to carry them over a close victory against Alabama but the questions about this offense might rear its’ head in the playoffs.
Yes, this is a team that might be suffering from a hangover effect after winning two straight national titles but it’s not clear how the offense gets better from here. Brock Bowers will need to carry Beck and the rest of the offense toward TD drives this season. When the attention is focused solely on Bowers, they might not be able to do that against the best teams in the country.
Still, this is a rich people’s problem. Teams like Georgia are pretty much locked into the playoffs. It will be an absolute shock if the defense isn’t able to carry the team toward the college football playoff. Even the likes of Ohio State or Michigan do not have the luxury of this.
Still, the struggling offense is something that the Bulldogs must fix if they want to win a national title this season. They might be able to win it just off their defense but great teams don’t lead anything to chance.