Kirby Smart explains why he decided to go for touchdown on fourth and goal before halftime
It’s only been a half of football, but so far, we look to be embarking on the best game of the early SEC season between Georgia and Tennesee in Athens.
Tennessee jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a mistake by Georgia on a bad snap that resulted in a touchdown for the Vols.
After that point, Georgia came out and quickly went up 14-7 but after another mistake by the Bulldogs, a failed fourth down attempt, Tennessee has controlled the rest of the game.
Tennessee leads 21-17 at the break.
Just before the half ended, Tennessee stopped Georgia on 3rd and goal and on 4th and goal.
Here is what Kirby Smart had to say when asked about his decision to go for the touchdown before halftime.
“Yeah when you’re inside the one, you got to have a mentality that you’re going to score,” Smart said. “We’ve had two fourth downs we couldn’t get a yard.
“So give them credit, but we didn’t do what we are supposed to do. We gave up two explosive plays and spotted them a touchdown on a (bad) snap.”
Smart also commented on Georgia’s issues defending the pass.
“Well, they’re taking some shots outside and they hit two for two on those shots,” Smart said. “We got to get those ball down, we got to try to help you some rush.”