November 11, 2007

Grading the Bulldogs

As coaches say, there is always room for improvement, and, while the Bulldogs' 45-20 thumping of Auburn leaves little to be desired by Georgia fans, not everything went as perfectly as the motivational blackout. UGASports hands out our grades on the various aspects of UGA's game against the Tigers.

Rush Offense (A)

How can you not like Georgia's running game? Freshman wunderkind Knowshon Moreno gobbled up 101 yards and scored twice against the Tigers, who held Arkansas' Darren McFadden to a mere 43 yards several weeks ago. His 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was a particular thing of beauty as he faked out safety Zac Etherdige before waltzing in for the score. Thomas Brown came back off the injured list and chipped with 81 and scored Georgia's final touchdown on a 1-yard run. Brannan Southerland added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs who rushed for 180 in the evening.

Pass Offense (B+)

Another solid performance by quarterback Matthew Stafford who received good protection from his offensive line that allowed him to complete a pair of deep touchdown passes to Mohamed Massaquoi (58 yards) and Sean Bailey (45 yards). Stafford, who completed 11 of 19 passes for 238 yards, also did an excellent job of checking off at the line of scrimmage. His only faux pas was an interception early in the third quarter that led to Auburn tying the game at 17-17.

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