ESPN's CFP reporter updates Georgia's outlook following 'dagger' of an upset to South Carolina
Georgia may have lost its safety net to reach the College Football Playoff, but the outlook is still in reach for the Bulldogs despite its upset loss to South Carolina.
“It’s obviously a huge dagger for them, not just because of the loss, but how they lost,” ESPN reporter Heather Dinich told the AJC. “Four turnovers, uncharacteristic game for Jake Fromm.”
Fromm’s game included his first-ever three interception game, and his first career pick-6.
Georgia returns to action this week against Kentucky, but then has a tough stretch of Florida, Missouri, at Auburn and Texas A&M down the stretch.
“Here’s the thing, they can overcome it if they don’t play like this ever again,” Dinich said. “They have opportunities, they have Auburn, we mentioned the Florida game.”
This is far from the first time a national championship contender has suffered a midseason loss.
Dinich recalled that Ohio State won the national championship in 2014 after losing to Virginia Tech, and Clemson won it all after losing to Pitt in 2016.
“So it’s silly in October, as we sit here, to eliminate a team with one loss,” Dinich said, “(But) they’re not going to win against Auburn or Florida, or anyone else, if they continue to make those mistakes.”