I am doing this from my phone, so apologies in advance for typos…
I’ve been in a negative place for the past week, so let’s start with the good. After all, we did win.
You can quantify this with “Yeah, but, it was Missouri and their offense stinks.” Yeah, but, the defense played very well. Missouri’s offense does suck, but Georgia looked like they should against that team. Anytime you hold a team to 21 yards rushing that is a good thing. Missouri completed a few big passes over the middle but that is par for the course. Very pleased with the defensive effort.
Terry Goodwin had a nice day catching the ball and returning punts.
We’ll get to Greyson Lambert in the bad and ugly parts, but he did complete 71% of his passes. So there is something nice.
And the offense converted third downs and won time of possession.
Special teams is a mixed bag, again.
Lambert is just not comfortable. He stares at his receivers like a teenage boy looking at a Playboy for the first time. Georgia got beyond lucky the pass wasn’t ruled an interception, because it should have been one.
The play calling didn’t help much. If he receiver screens weren’t working, don’t do it. That is textbook definition of insanity.
Having Branden Douglas run east to west doesn’t work. And when he was running hard, you then mix it up and lose 5 yards.
I ran into a few Missouri fans after the game and over heard them say “I was hoping we didn’t get embarrassed, but that was worse.”
I felt like I was watching an Iowa game. Look, from time to time-especially in the SEC-there are going to be low scoring defensive battles. Especially with teams that have good defenses and questions on offense and specifically at quarterback. But damn. With that said, in the context of everything else we’ve seen this season, that was just an ugly game. All the way around.