Rapid Reaction: Georgia destroys the ACC’s Georgia Tech

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Here’s a couple of quick thoughts on the Dawgs’ pounding against Tech.

What it means: If there were any doubters out there about Georgia and whether or not they would take care of business against what could be the winner of the ACC in Georgia Tech, all of their questions were answered today. The Bulldogs’ national championship hopes remained alive as they absolutely pounded Georgia Tech 42-10.

What I liked: What wasn’t to like? Getting the Todd Gurley-Keith Marshall combination going again was key for the Bulldogs. Both combined for 163 yards and four touchdowns. Gurley rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns, while Marshall rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia’s offense carved up Tech’s defense like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Aaron Murray was efficient, and he connected on 14 of 17 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns.  He’s been magnificent ever since the Florida game, throwing for 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

What I didn’t like: You mean to tell me that Georgia Tech will play for an ACC Championship next week against Florida State? Is this the worst conference in America? Worse than the Big East?

Who’s the man: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Todd Gurley is the best running back in the SEC as a freshman. He has the perfect combination of speed, power and vision. I was reluctant to call him the second coming to Trent Richardson early on in the season, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that he is that good. He carried just 12 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He overshadows Marshall’s production, and that’s taking nothing away from Marshall.

Key play: Georgia Tech’s first possession resulted in a long drive down to the Bulldogs’ one-yard line when Bacarri Rambo stripped running back Robert Godhigh and returned it 49 yards to midfield. It was the exact play Georgia needed to start the onslaught. They forced two turnovers on the day.

What’s next: Georgia will play Alabama, assuming Bama beats Auburn today, in Atlanta for an SEC Championship and the right to represent the SEC in the national championship. Georgia is peaking at just the right time, and it’s very conceivable that this could be Georgia’s year. They are firing on all cylinders right now.

Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

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  • Great game for the Dawgs!

  • Sideline to sideline Alec Ogeltree is the best middle LB in the country…his speed, power and instinct is second to none. Te’o will get all the publicity and rightfully so, he did play all season and is a inspiration to that Irish team, but can you imagine if Tree had played the first four games? I mean it seems like he’s in on every tackle.

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