The Georgia Bulldogs took care of Mississippi State last week in dominating fashion. It was at home versus a team the country wasn't sure about, creating a lot of 'that was good, we'll see' opinions on UGA, including yours truly.
Head coach Kirby Smart thinks I'm way off, and so does his team, and they got off to a fast start on defense Saturday:
To prove it, Georgia went to Knoxville and shredded 3-1 Tennessee, jumping out to a 24-0 halftime lead. I'm not sure what's more impressive: holding the Vols to 63 total yards in the first two quarters or running the ball down Tennessee's throat for 118 yards on 25 carries, including two runs beyond 20 yards, four of at least 10 yeards and two more nine-yard scampers.
To boot, they all came on the final two drives of the second stanza.
Not to mention it's true freshman Jake Fromm under center. Fromm took over during the season opener when Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury.
Over the summer, Georgia was a fringe program, which is to say 'they could be good, but we're not sure yet. Let's wait and see.' Well, so far, so good, and I mean good.
In addition to the interception to start the contest, UGA forced a fumble and picked off Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady a second time.
My bad, Georgia. You doo look for real. While I'm still not sure you're ready for Alabama, it does appear you're ready for the chance.