Published November 13, 2011 - 7:42am
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The Georgia Bulldogs are playing really well at the moment. Their 45-7 throttling of Auburn was a thing of beauty, and this team is ultimately peaking at the right time, right now.
Sure, there are questions remaining for the Bulldogs, but there are question marks for every team in the SEC, even Alabama and LSU. Both Alabama and LSU do not have a difference-maker at quarterback and Georgia absolutely does. Let’s also not forget what Todd Grantham is doing with this defense, because it is just mauling offenses, and they certainly took care of Auburn’s yesterday.
Aaron Murray set the school passing touchdown record for a season, as he threw four touchdowns on the day. Murray is playing quarterback at a very high level for Georgia.
MURRAY TO BENNETT:
MURRAY TO MITCHELL:
On defense, Georgia also played very well. Baccari Rambo – also known as the college football player with the best name – had an impressive pick-six to help cement the game for the Bulldogs:
Georgia and Arkansas are the two hottest teams in the SEC right now. With a win next week against the Kentucky Wildcats, Georgia will punch their ticket to Atlanta to face whoever escapes the gauntlet of the SEC West – Arkansas, Alabama or LSU.
I am, however, a believer in this Georgia team right now by the way they are playing on the field. Starting 0-2 certainly put doubt in my mind, but they are a different team.
The question becomes, can Georgia compete with LSU in the SEC Championship Game? After yesterday’s game, it would appear that they could. LSU slaughtered Auburn too, however, a few weeks ago.
If you compare how “battle tested” each team is, you see a stark difference. LSU has gone through one of the most impressive schedules (West Virginia, Oregon, Alabama and eventually Arkansas), while Georgia has easily played one of the weakest SEC schedules in the conference (South Carolina, Ole Miss, Miss St, Tenn, Vandy, Florida, Auburn and Kentucky next week). A big difference. Will it show when these teams potentially meet in Atlanta? We shall see.
Regardless, Georgia fans should enjoy the moment. Weak schedule or not, the team is taking care of business right now, and that is all that matters.