Georgia lineman says Bulldogs were too cocky in flat Sugar Bowl performance
There are a myriad of reasons for why Georgia struggled in a disappointing Sugar Bowl loss to Texas.
It could have been that the Bulldogs were out of sync, they had unforced errors, or were overmatched. Or even that the Bulldogs were not motivated because they felt they should have been included in the four-team College Football Playoff.
But OL Solomon Kindley was candid in his post-game comments that the team simply lacked focus against the Longhorns.
“We just didn’t come out and play,” Kindley said, according to Dawgs247. “I’m going to speak for my team and everybody, I feel like we had the big head and didn’t come out focused. We took Texas lightly, even though they were a very good team, and they showed us why doing all that other stuff, not knowing what you’re supposed to do throughout the week then coming on Saturday, or whatever day it is, and play football. You can’t do that.”
Georgia’s normally powerful running game was held to 72 rushing yards on 30 attempts, and the Bulldogs were just 6-for-13 on third downs. Elijah Holyfield led the team in rushing with just 82 yards on 12 carries. The team’s leading rusher on the season, D’Andre Swift, was held to just 12 yards on eight carries.
This leaves a blemish on the 2018 season for Georgia, but it could be a rallying cry and motivational tool for the offseason as the Bulldogs prepare for the 2019 season.