A once-promising season is long gone, due mostly to a rash of injuries, and now the Bulldogs are getting rolled over, 20-7, in the first half by rival Georgia Tech.
Strangely enough, it wasn’t the Yellow Jacket rushing attack that broke things open, but the passing of quarterback Vad Lee, who hit on five of seven passes for 171 yards and a touchdown before the break. Lee’s first pass of the game went to Darren Waller for 68 yards, which set the tone and led to Lee running it in from three yards out to put Tech on top, 7-0. Tech outgained Georgia, 279-152, and held the ball for 20 minutes in the first half.
Aaron Murray is gone for the year due to a knee injury so UGA started junior Hutson Mason at quarterback. It took a while for the Bulldogs offense to get going, but Mason salvaged an otherwise forgettable start by going five for five for 71 yards on UGA’s final drive of the second quarter that ended with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Todd Gurley.
If Mason can carry that sharpness over to the second half, the Bulldogs have a chance to make a game of this. Otherwise, Georgia could wind up with five losses or more for the third time in five seasons.