5 Biggest Takeaways: Georgia looks ready for stretch run
Georgia took care of business on Saturday, rolling over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers just as they were expected to. While there’s not always a lot to glean from these games against FCS teams, but there were some good nuggets from this one.
- Nick Chubb might be the SEC’s MVP. Chubb has had a stellar freshman year, and who knows where the Bulldogs would be without him. Chubb had 113 yards on just 9 carries, his sixth straight 100-yard game. While no team is going to be better without Todd Gurley, Chubb has made sure the Bulldogs haven’t missed a beat and has them in position to make the SEC Championship.
- Hutson Mason has some weapons. The Bulldogs haven’t had to throw much this season, but Mason has been very accurate when he’s dropped back. Georgia’s receivers flashed their skills on Saturday, with impressive first halves by Justin Scott-Wesley, Jonathan Rumph and Chris Conley. Teams load up to stop the run, but Mason has the play makers to make those defenses pay.
- The defense should be ready for Georgia Tech. Charleston Southern is an FCS team, but they ran a lot of option plays against the Bulldogs. Georgia gave up a touchdown drive in the second half, but for the most part swarmed to the ball and hit hard.
- Georgia can plug in just about anyone at running back thanks to an awesome offensive line. Brendan Douglas looked very good in backup duty and Sony Michel looked solid as he works his way back from injury. With a veteran offensive line that’s really clicking, the Bulldogs can run the ball against anyone.
- The Bulldogs should be fresh next weekend. The starters got plenty of rest in this game after Mark Richt was able to get the first string out after the first half. That’s good news, since the contest against the Yellow Jackets should be a physical affair between two bruising running games. Georgia won’t be able to look ahead to a potential SEC Championship date with the ACC finalists in town.