The No. 1 team in college football is playing like the No. 1 team.
You’d say that’s obvious, but it’s not always the case. It is with Georgia, though, which continues to dominate against ranked SEC competition and put a headlock on the top spot in the US LBM AFCA Coaches Poll and the College Football Playoff rankings.
After rolling past Mississippi 52-17 last weekend, the Bulldogs controlled Tennessee for nearly every second of a 38-10 win. The Volunteers scored on a 75-yard run on the game’s opening play; from there, it was all Georgia.
You’re beginning to see a program has won the past two national championships round into form just in time to win a third and make college football history. Georgia may have looked vulnerable after some questionably close games to start SEC play and losing tight end Brock Bowers to an ankle injury, but those doubts have been put to rest as the Bulldogs hit another gear near the finish line of the regular season.
Bowers returned from his ankle injury before last week’s game against the Rebels and has picked up where he left off, with another touchdown against the Volunteers on 60 yards receiving. One constant has been the increasingly productive play of quarterback Carson Beck, who completed 24 of 30 throws for 298 yards and three scores. Beck now has 21 touchdowns and five interceptions and is completing nearly 73% percent of his throws.
Georgia wide receiver Dillon Bell (86) celebrates a touchdown during the first half against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Georgia is coming together. The rest of the FBS better watch out — especially Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama and the other blueblood programs in the mix for the national championship.
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Author : USA TODAY Sports
Publish date : 2023-11-19 01:24:23
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