Georgia did not want it, did not deserve it in loss to South Carolina

 ugawire.usatoday.com  10/12/2019 20:22:43 

How many more ways can a team try and blow a game than South Carolina did today at Georgia?

The Bulldogs lost 20-17 in double overtime, but it should have never even made it that far.

For starters, Georgia probably shouldn’t have even made it out regulation. I counted four penalties committed by South Carolina on 3rd or 4th that resulted in a first down for Georgia.

None was bigger than the holding call on 4th and 6 that resulted in Jake Fromm’s game-tying touchdown pass to Demetris Robertson.

You can see that ending unfold here.

Then, the Gamecocks gave Georgia the ball with great field position after trying a 57 yard field goal that was nowhere close.

Georgia started pretty close to field goal range with all its timeouts. But of course, the Dawgs blew that gift-wrapped chance after a penalty pushed Georgia out of field goal range.

In overtime, Georgia turned the ball over. We all figured it that was it. All SC had to do was hit a field goal.

But no, they missed the easy one. I’m telling you, the football Gods wanted us to win this game.

But we just could not take advantage.

In the second overtime period, the Georgia defense held SC to a field goal. A touchdown would win it for Georgia.

When 4th down came, a touchdown was off the table. But a field goal would force triple overtime.

Then this happened.

Watch at your own risk.

Georgia just did not want it. The coaches, offensive coordinator James Coley in particular, completely choked the game away. Run, run, pass anybody? It was not working all game, so let’s keep doing it? That was Coley’s mindset. From what I’ve seen from him so far this season, I’m not impressed. If there is anybody who needs to go, it’s him.

As bad as the play calling was, the actual playing stunk as well.

The offensive line was dominated all day. Jake Fromm couldn’t hit anybody.

On defense, we were soft. We made a freshman quarterback look like Tua at Alabama. Even our rush defense, which I could always count on, let me down and consistently allowed good chunks of yardage when we needed a stop.

We were out-coached, out-played and we were not the more physical team today.

Hope is not lost, but we’ll need some help. First, win every game from here on out and we should be ok. An 11-1 SEC Champion goes to the College Football Playoff.

But right now, I see no reason to believe that this Georgia team is capable of winning the SEC Championship.

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