NEW ORLEANS — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm never saw Tuesday night’s Sugar Bowl performance coming.
“We realized what had gotten us to this point, and that’s going to work, that’s grinding and really going hard at practice,” Fromm said, “and I thought leading up to this game, we practiced really well and had a lot of good things in. We just didn’t play well today.”
Texas had everything to do with it en route to the 28-21 upset victory over the Bulldogs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“They were showing a lot of different looks, (and) they were constantly mixing stuff up,” Fromm said. “They did a really good job with some eye violation stuff, showing you one thing one way and bringing it from the other.”
Fromm was 21-of-35 passing for 224 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, but he was also sacked twice and forced into five uncalled run plays.
Fromm, admittedly, was slow to adjust to Texas’ perplexing defensive schemes.
“They showed us what that game plan was in the first couple drives,” Fromm said, “but we just couldn’t make adjustments quick enough to really capitalize on that.”
Georgia’s 296 total yards was a season low — it had 322 in the 36-16 loss to LSU. the only other time the Bulldogs failed to accumulate 400 total yards in a game.
Georgia led the SEC in rushing this season but managed only 72 yards — another season low — rushing against the Longhorns, gaining a paltry 2.4 yards per attempt.
“They were physical up front, that’s one obstacle you have to climb over,” Fromm said. “The next thing is they were slanting this way and that way, shooting multiple gaps, and we just had a tough time trying to figure out which way they were moving and trying to cut guys out of gaps.”
Fromm said he was ready to get started on next season before leaving the locker room.
“Myself, a couple other of these leaders, we’re going to step up,” Fromm said. “We’re going to have a great offseason, come back better than ever. I’m fired up for it and can’t wait for it.”