Sam Pittman knows what it’s like to play a freshman, and for a freshman to play at Georgia. So he understands the significance of the early playing time the Bulldogs are giving freshman TE Brock Bowers.

“Any time that you use a young freshman as much as Georgia’s using Bowers, you know they have an unbelievable amount of confidence in him,” Pittman said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “… They use him in a lot of different ways. I just think he’s a really, really quality football player. Georgia’s got outstanding coaches and know how to get it to their best players. It certainly says a lot about the young man, because he’s playing so well.”

The Arkansas coach is also well aware of how Georgia has dominated the first 3 quarters of the game, as the Bulldogs have outscored opponents 154-6 through the first 3 quarters.

“They’re an outstanding football team,” Pittman said. “They’re able to play a lot of players and develop them because they’ve been so dominant early in the game. … What it tells me is they’ve got the best team in the country. If not the best, they’re certainly 1 or 2, just like they’re rated. We understand the task is going to be very difficult.”

However, Pittman has respect for the Bulldogs.

“I don’t want to disappoint the Georgia fans by not bringing a really good football team in there,” he said.