Paul Finebaum knows what Kirby Smart will tell his team after losing Saturday
South Carolina now owns the most shocking upset in college football for 2019.
The Gamecocks whipped the Bulldogs on the line of scrimmage throughout the day and eventually won in overtime 20-17 on a missed Rodrigo Blankenship field goal that would have sent it into another overtime.
South Carolina forced four turnovers, including three Jake Fromm interceptions. That doesn’t happen much to elite quarterbacks, and the Gamecocks took advantage of it.
However, even with the loss, all hope isn’t lost for Georgia. The Bulldogs still control their own destiny, but UGA can’t lose again. It will have to win out, including the SEC Championship Game against either (at this point) Alabama or LSU.
Paul Finebaum joined SportsCenter Sunday morning, and he commented on the Bulldogs’ loss.
“Georgia just absolutely laid an egg yesterday,” Finebaum said.
The SEC Network analyst then encouraged Georgia with a history lesson.
“It is worth remembering though that in the last five years the champion four times has lost a game,” Finebaum said. “Only Clemson ran the table last year. That’s what Kirby Smart will tell his team. Whether they listen or not remains to be seen.”
As we’ve seen in the past, it’s certainly better to lose early than late. And losing in early October is better than losing in November. Make no mistake about it, however, Georgia has some issues it has to fix immediately.
The Bulldogs return to action Saturday against the Kentucky Wildcats.