The Georgia Bulldogs dropped another tough SEC matchup this week against the Gators. What has gone wrong with the Georgia offense?
The Georgia Bulldogs came into the week with high hopes coming off a bye after a surprising loss to an under rated Vandy team that exposed many of Georgia’s problems. Those problems continued Saturday afternoon against the Florida Gators.
The Bulldogs stayed in the game early with a big interception from the defense and a couple of early scores to give the Dawgs an early 10-7 lead. The Bulldogs were shut out in the second half however, and fell to the Gators 21-10 in Jacksonville.
Jacob Eason was under constant pressure. The defense of the Gators made the Georgia offense look the worst it has this season. Nick Chubb and the running game could not get anything going against the Florida defensive front. The story continued to be the lack of pass protection or run blocking from the offensive line.
The offensive line let defenders through the line letting Chubb and the rest of the running backs take two and three hits behind the line never allowing them to reach the second level. Talent like Nick Chubb’s doesn’t suddenly dissipate. The Bulldog’s problem is their offensive line and lack of ability to throw or move the ball because of it.
Add in the fact that Jacob Eason is going to make mistakes as any true freshman starting quarterback will and the reason the Dawgs offense cannot move the ball this season becomes abundantly clear. The problems with the offensive line are making it hard for the Dawgs to move the ball against any defense much less the caliber of defensive ability that the Florida Gators have.
The Gators with a win against Georgia seem to be on track to reach the SEC championship and if they can win out could have an argument to reach the playoffs. Explaining Georgia’s problems is not at all to discredit a great performance from the Gators offense rather to explain the continued problems from the Georgia offensive unit.
The schedule for the Dawgs will not get any easier as they will head to Kentucky next weekend to take on the Wildcats. Kentucky has been resurgent for the last few weeks and looks on paper to be a better football team than Georgia. If the Bulldogs want to turn their season around it will not come easy as they head to Kentucky for yet another tough SEC matchup.