Georgia Football: Four Reasons UGA Was Defeated By LSU

Georgia Football Kirby Smart (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Georgia Football Jake Fromm (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The Georgia Football program took it on the chin courtesy of the LSU Tigers in Death Valley on Saturday. We look at four reasons to blame, and how the Dawgs can fix them.

Quarterback Jake Fromm Played Poorly

Sophomore Jake Fromm played his worse game as the quarterback for Georgia Football on Saturday. He was surprisingly inefficient completing just 16 of 34 passing attempts. That’s a below par 47 percent completion percentage.

The main problem I saw with Jake Fromm is he made poor reads. Far too often he attempted to force the big play rather than take the short to intermediate routes. Fromm going for the gusto caused the offense to suffer a plethora of three and outs, rather than moving the chains.

Several times in the game, we saw Jake Fromm miss check down routes that could have picked up four to seven yards. Given the Dawgs’ running backs ability to make tacklers miss, those shorter throws could have resulted in the big plays Fromm seemed to be looking for.

When Jake Fromm did have opportunities to make big plays, he was off target. He missed an open Micole Hardman streaking down the left sideline that would have likely been a touchdown, has the pass been completed.

Another example came on a play in which Jake masterfully escaped a LSU blitz. He broke a tackle, fan forward, and threw behind an open D’Andre Swift on his left. Swift had a lot of daylight, at the very least he had a sure first down.

Jake Fromm also threw two interceptions on the afternoon. The first was an off target throw across the middle throwing out of his own end zone. Cornerback Kristian Fulton made a great play to take the ball away from Terry Godwin. It appeared to hit the ground but replay was inconclusive.

In fairness to Fromm, Micole Hardman dropped a good throw by Fromm on a back shoulder fade on the previous play. Had Micole hung on, it was have given the Georgia offensive significant breathing room.

On the second interception, Jake Fromm forced ball down field down field into double coverage. Once again the throw was against LSU’s best cornerback Greedy Williams and Safety John Battle. Battle secured the turnover for the Tigers.

The most egregious  mistake by the UGA quarterback Jake Fromm, came with just over 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs had cut the LSU lead to just ten points and were in field goal range. Fromm inexplicably held the ball and took a sack after rolling out of the pocket.

The sack that Jake Fromm took was backbreaking, as it knocked UGA out of field goal range and the opportunity to make it a one score game. In all it was the most inefficient, inaccurate game of Jake Fromm’s college career. He also. wasn’t helped by three drops by Bulldog wide receivers.