D'Andre Swift has message for Georgia fans who booed team's 1st half performance against Kentucky
If not for D’Andre Swift, No. 10 Georgia would have been in a tough situation on Saturday against Kentucky. But the junior turned in a standout performance: 21 carries, 179 yards, and 2 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 21-0 win over the Wildcats.
The 1st half wasn’t fun, though, as the Bulldogs and Wildcats were locked in a scoreless tie as they headed to the locker room. Play selection angered the Georgia fans as they showered the field with boos at several points of the 1st and 2nd quarter, none coming as loud as they did at the halftime break with the teams coming off the field.
That didn’t sit well with Swift, and he made it clear following the game.
Doesn't sound like D'Andre Swift appreciated the #UGA boo birds in Sanford Stadium tonight. "We're gonna do what we need to do to win the games and if people don't like what we're doing, they shouldn't come to the games" @FOX5Sports pic.twitter.com/XLzw2TsLon
— Cody Chaffins (@Cody_Fox5) October 20, 2019
On one hand, you can’t blame the fans for being upset as they expected a much better performance from their team after losing to South Carolina at home a week ago. Bulldogs fans, and players, knew full well that a loss would mean any hopes of a College Football Playoff appearance would completely disappear. On the other side of the coin, though, it rained virtually the entire game, and it would have been tough for a majority of teams to gain traction in those conditions.
Credit to Swift for appearing to use the boos as motivation to help lead the Bulldogs to victory on Saturday evening. With an open week ahead, he and the rest of his teammates have plenty of time to get ready for their annual matchup against Florida in Jacksonville on November 2, a game that may very well decide who will represent the East in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on December 7.