Georgia football shows off its high-powered offense in an impressive win over the UAB Blazers.
Georgia football fans that have been dying to see Todd Monken’s new offense finally got their wish. The Bulldogs put up 56 points and 539 total offensive yards. Describing the offensive output today against the Blazers would be an understatement. To put some perspective on this offensive output, this was the third-most points scored by a Kirby Smart offense at Georgia.
Stetson Bennett got the start at quarterback for Georgia football with JT Daniels out with an oblique injury. Off the rip, Bennett finds Jermaine Burton, who looks to be in game shape now, for a 73-yard touchdown. Bennett would end up hooking up with Kenny McIntosh, Brock Bowers, and Arian Smith on touchdowns all going over ten yards. Bennett finished the night completing nine of his 11 passing attempts for 279 yards and five touchdowns. His five touchdowns tied the Georgia record for touchdowns in a single game.
Carson Beck did get some time in the game, rotating with Bennett every few drives. Beck struggled in the early going. In his first two drives, he only attempted two passes, but both were incomplete and one led Arian Smith into two defenders. That pass would not only be incomplete but caused Smith to get hit and come up limping. Beck would also give up the only points UAB scored, throwing a pick-six in the fourth quarter.
As if throwing a pick-six wasn’t bad enough Beck didn’t try to stop the defender from scoring and even looked nonchalant on the sideline afterward. It seemed as though Beck had mentally checked out of the game at that point. Not a good look for the young quarterback.
Brock Bowers once again led Georgia football in receiving. He had three catches for 109 yards, 88-yards coming on a long touchdown catch and run. Bowers had a total of two touchdowns during the game. Jermaine Burton also got back to being himself. He caught three passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Georgia was also able to rush for 163 yards, averaging 4.3 a carry. None of the running backs went over 50 yards or had more than eight carries. Kendall Milton actually had the most carries with eight. He turned that into 26 yards. Zamir White had seven carries for 34 yards. Daijun Edwards had seven carries for 29 yards. James Cook had five carries for 18 yards and a touchdown. Kenny McIntosh had four carries for 20 yards.
For those that questioned whether or not Georgia football had the offense it needs to compete with College Football Playoff level competition, the answer is a resounding yes. Georgia had six different players score a touchdown this week. Last week it was Georgia’s defense that had six players get seven sacks. This week it was six players getting seven touchdowns. Just like the defense can sack a QB from any position, the offense can score from just as many places.
This was the kind of game that will finally shut up the naysayers. The guys that say Georgia football is stuck back in 1980 with their offense. Smart had a 42-0 lead in the third quarter and never told Monken to take his foot off the gas. This kind of scoring has been exactly what Georgia fans have been begging for. Who would have thought Bennett would be the trigger man to lead it though. Man, what a game.