Georgia scored a major victory against Florida last week, 24-17. Through the first 10 weeks, it was easily the biggest moment of the 2019 season for the Bulldogs.
But if Georgia wants to have more big moments, and the team undoubtedly does, ESPN analyst David Pollack says the offense still needs to do more growing.
“I still think they have a lot to prove offensively,” the former Georgia linebacker said on ESPN’s College GameDay. “Lawrence Cager coming back, we saw that offense was more dynamic, but is it going to be a week-in, week-out thing? I think they need to continue to make explosive plays. I want to see it against Missouri. Missouri has a pretty good defense.”
Cager made a huge difference against Florida, recording seven catches for 132 yards. In the previous game against Kentucky, Cager sat out due to injury, and Georgia failed to score in the first half.
His return helped Jake Fromm continue his dominance versus the Gators and quieted the critics that said the Bulldogs couldn’t win a game with Fromm throwing more than 25 passes. Fromm went 20 of 30 for 279 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions in the victory against Florida.
With Fromm and Cager playing extremely well, Georgia converted 12 of 18 third-down opportunities.
Fellow ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit agreed with Pollack but was also very positive with his assessment of where the Bulldogs stand heading into Week 11.
“I still think the offense is growing,” Herbstreit said. “I thought it was an attitude last week offensively, they were much more aggressive. You want to see that continue to grow. Most important thing to know about Georgia, they now control getting to Atlanta. If they get to Atlanta they will play the winner of this game (LSU-Alabama). So if they keep winning, they’re going to be in the playoff.”
Georgia will host Missouri at 7 pm ET at Sanford Stadium in Athens on Saturday.