A conference win is always great and a road win is even better. The Dawgs put up an important 27–13 win Saturday against the Rebels and things are looking up. This marks their 9th straight win over Ole Miss and their first SEC win of the season.
Aaron Murray completed 17 of 26 passes for 268 yards. Murray had a good day but I still see room for improvement and consistency. With 30 carries Isaiah Crowell finished with 147 yards. Leading the Dawgs with 93 receiving yards, Malcolm Mitchell had an excellent game. Receiving touchdowns for the Dawgs came from both Orson Charles and Aron White.
Bacarri Rambo had a huge game and grabbed not 1 but 2 interceptions to help set the offense up. The defense is still lacking Christian Robinson but managed to keep a tight and solid line. Georgia’s defense held the Ole Miss offense to only 183 yards. With under 1 minute left to play, Ole Miss was shutdown one final time as Cornelius Washington rushed in for the sack.
It was a shaky day for the special teams. Blair Walsh was not his usual accurate self, missing 3 attempted field goals on Saturday. This marked the worst day in Walsh’s career, but Richt’s was confident in his ability as he sent him out in the 4th quarter to punch in a 43 yarder-he was successful. Richt notices the need for improvement, stating “We’ve got to solve some problems on our special teams. Obviously we’ve got to cover punts better. And onside kicks shouldn’t happen.”
Overall, it was an SEC win for Georgia. The Dawgs will move forward in preparing for next week’s home game against Mississippi State. It’s important that this game and Mississippi State are not overlooked. Their wins have been to tough teams, Auburn and LSU, and they are going to come to play. As always with this game, there is one certainty……the Bulldogs WILL win!
GOOO (Georgia) Bulldogs!!!!!