Scoreless: Social media reacts to Georgia's struggling first-half offense
It wasn’t a good start for Georgia’s new offense during Saturday’s season opener at Arkansas.
With Jake Fromm gone, redshirt freshman quarterback D’wan Mathis made his first career start. And on the Bulldogs’ first five drives, they ended in four punts and a Mathis interception. Mathis was picked off by Arkansas’ Montaric Brown on a third-and-7 at the Razorbacks’ 12-yard line.
Georgia trailed Arkansas, 7-0, at the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs had only 68 total yards in the opening quarter — less than the number of penalty yards the team had at that point (73).
It didn’t take long for social media to react to what it was seeing from Georgia’s lackluster start:
It’s actually impressive that the offense has managed to get worse since last year. Might be time to log off Twitter now.
— Georgia Fan Zone (@ugafanzone) September 26, 2020
Georgia offense doesn't look sharp, to say the least.
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) September 26, 2020
Georgia running that “thank goodness we have a good punter” offense today
— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) September 26, 2020
Watching Georgia offense right now hurts my damn head it’s so bad
— Mason Memenga (@MasonMemenga) September 26, 2020
Georgia looks discombobulated on offense. Going to be a rough year If this keeps up.
— SECSportstalk (@sportstalk_sec) September 26, 2020
Maybe Georgia’s defense will have to get a couple scores in this one because the offense looks, well… pic.twitter.com/5PVsdPMkBu
— Kevin Sprague (@Kevin_D_Sprague) September 26, 2020
This @GeorgiaFootball offense looks worse than it did last year. No run game, and qb looks shook. Smh
— The New Normal (@GeorgiaBoy__912) September 26, 2020
Georgia hadn't run the ball a lot yet, penalties is killing the drive and offense hadn't played to it's full potential yet. I think Smart gives Mathis this half if nothing shakes then he'll have to make moves, but rn it's Mathis game still. #UGAvsARK
— DATBOIQ (@QDOGG3172) September 26, 2020
D’wan Mathis is on pace for 48 passing attempts? I don’t think that’s what Kirby Smart envisioned when he wanted to modernize the Georgia offense.
— Brad Senkiw (@BradSenkiw) September 26, 2020
Is Arkansas’ defense improved or is Georgia’s offense this abysmal? It’s only been a quarter but Georgia’s offense is erratic.
— SEC Slow Smoked (@SECSlowSmoked) September 26, 2020
The big problem with Georgia is they are starting a QB with no experience and for the first time in a long time they don’t yet have a star running back to rely on.
The penalties are a killer and the offense looks inept defense looks pedestrian at best. #GoDawgs
— Conors Dad (@ConorsDad111013) September 26, 2020
I see Georgia’s defense is gonna be bailing the offense out a lot this year.
— Larry V (@BLarry23) September 26, 2020