Georgia Football vs Vanderbilt Seven Key Observations

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Explosiveness Has Returned for Two Mainstays

Terry Godwin and D’Andre Swift are two key returning players that haven’t played as well as they are accustomed to playing. The reason why they haven’t, is due to injury. Saturday was the first time in the 2018 season, that both looked as explosive as they normally do.

Terry Godwin has been plagued by a calf injury all season long. The injury has caused him to miss two games this year. The 5’11 Godwin is the Dawgs leading receiver of the guys who returned to Athens this season. Godwin has also been key to the Georgia football return game.

Speed is the key attribute that makes Godwin effective. With the injury it just hasn’t been there this season. Godwin showed that explosion and speed is back on Saturday with the 75 yard touchdown reception he caught against Vanderbilt.

The SEC Network tweeted the highlight, which can be seen below:

UGA sophomore running D’Andre Swift has been bothered by a nagging groin injury since spring practice. The Injury had taken away from his explosiveness as evidence by a steep decline in his yards per carry average.

He took a step forward in his recovery against Tennessee as was mentioned in this article. Saturday against Vandy he looked to be fully back to his 2017 form. Swift carried the ball seven times for 50 yards. A 7.1 yards per carry average that is similar to his 2017 ypc.

D’Andre also added an additional 49 yards on four catches in the passing game. His longest play was a 35 yard touchdown reception, as seen on page one of this article. He also added a 24 yard run. A healthy D’Andre Swift will be key as Georgia Football faces four consecutive ranked opponents, starting Saturday at LSU.