From a statistical point of view, Saturday night was Georgia’s worst defensive performance when Kirby Smart was head coach.
Mac Jones and his relay players Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith fired torches to the usually stout middle school. Jones threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Smith caught two of them, and Wardell also caught two of them.
The Bulldogs gave up a total of 564 yards of offense. The last time Georgia State gave up so many yards in a game was against Auburn in 2013.
Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa or Baker Mayfield or Georgia State’s other outstanding quarterbacks in recent years have not performed as good as Jones which performed.
“I think their quarterbacks performed very well. They have excellent skilled players, and we know this is important.”
It’s not just Jones who performed well in the SEC’s top defense department. Both Smith and Waddle have excellent games. The same goes for the race back to Najee Harris, who gave up more than the Fighting Dogs in the first three games against Georgia (152).
But so far, Saturday’s storyline is bigger and more interesting. This is how Wardle and Smith usually deal with Georgian high school students.
Smith (Smith) captured 167 yards with 11 goals. He scored two touchdowns in the game, and the second time was the last nail in the Bulldogs coffin.
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“When you have a person-to-person game between these guys, you have to be able to pass the ball and make a difference,” Smart said. “I think DeVonta Smith played a big role for them tonight. He caught a lot of 50-50 balls and Waddle.”
Waddle’s output is almost the same as his 161 yards. But he only needs to grab six. Waddle landed in the third quarter, where he overtook Tyson Campbell to make “Crimson Tide” always lead.
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Smart people said: “Guys can’t run with Wardle, so they reached out and grabbed him instead of putting their hands on him and stopping him.” “That’s huge.”
If Georgia had not penalized each of them multiple times, then for two broad receivers, this number could have been better. One of them-the passing interference point against Eric Stokes-turned the gear that was dropped for the third time into the first goal. Harris scored for Alabama in the following game, raising the Crimson Tide’s lead to 34-24.
“When we mess up, they can take advantage of every game,” Richard Leigh Counte said.
The Bulldogs also didn’t do well enough to force Jones to make some wrong passes. In the first game of Alabama, Azeez Ojulari hit Jones while throwing Jones, forcing a wrong pass to be intercepted by LeCounte.
But this was the only interception in Georgia that night, and Alabama took off three Stetson Bennett passes.
This defeat can easily add some burden to the Bulldogs, especially when the defense has legally become one of the best troops in the country this week.
LeCounte is still confident in the Bulldogs’ offense. To be sure, Georgia will not face a dominant offense like Alabama in the regular season.
“We will go back to the drawing board, where we can fix the chaos tonight and finish the season. We are fine,” Lei Counte said. “This is just a small obstacle on our way forward. We are here to learn from the experience and continue to improve so that they can achieve success next time.”
Georgia defensive guard Richard Lay Counte talks about defensive deficiencies against Alabama
The Georgia defense will indeed take a vacation next week, and then face Kentucky on October 31. Looking ahead, the defense will usually look like the first three games, rather than Saturday night.
But the problem is that if Georgia wants to reach its destination, it is likely to see people like Waddle, Smith, Harris, and Jones again.
Therefore, to get rid of the worst defensive performance of Smart’s tenure, the team will need to do a lot of work.
“This is a learning experience. They came to us for the first time. But we still have to play there.
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