Well, there’s no question that the play of the Georgia offense has been overshadowed for much of this football season by the Bulldogs’ spectacular defensive unit.
But not this day, not Saturday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn. when Jim Chaney’s UGA offense rolled up 549 total yards against an outmanned Vanderbilt defense and sparked the unbeaten and 5th-ranked Bulldogs to a 45-14 spanking of the Commodores. With the twin terror seniors, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, running for 150 and 138 yards, respectively, and freshman Jake Fromm continuing to make big plays while passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns and reeling off read-option runs of 16, 7 and 19 yards, the Bulldogs went up and down the field, much to the delight of the thousands of fans in red who took over Vanderbilt Stadium. Clearly, the UGA O-line rendered its finest performance in many games as the Bulldogs romped for 423 yards on the ground … the sixth-best total in school history and the most rushing yards since 1987.
With the paragraphs above, Murray Poole began his story of the Georgia/Vanderbilt game 2017. The Dawgs left Nashville undefeated and avenged the revolting loss in Athens in 2016, but no one was thinking College Football Playoff at that time, right? After all, with the exception of a narrow victory over a pretty good Notre Dame team, who had they beaten.