Georgia is chasing its first national championship since 1980, but it’ll have some catching up to do after falling into a two-touchdown hole against Oklahoma at halftime.
The Bulldogs were outplayed in several areas during its College Football Playoff semifinal against the Sooners, who have already racked up 360 total yards en route to a 31-17 lead after two quarters.
Meanwhile, there has been some questionable play calling and clock management as it pertains to coach Kirby Smart and his coaching staff.
The media hasn’t held back in its criticism of how Georgia has played up to this point. Here’s a look at some of the comments that have stood out on social media.
Very impressed by the toughness of the Oklahoma offense more than anything Also surprised by how bad Kirby and Mel Tucker’s defense has looked Well done Lincoln Riley
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) January 1, 2018
The decision to pass and the ensuing sack after the huge Nick Chubb run has proven almost disastrous.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) January 1, 2018
Bielema critical of the Georgia play-calling there. “It’s crazy."
Georgia OC is Jim Chaney, who was Bielema’s OC at Arkansas from 2013-14.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 1, 2018
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel had 8 (!) carries between them in the first half and they went for 184 (!!!) yards. Pretty tough to understand what Jim Chaney is doing
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) January 2, 2018
Georgia should probably try it with 12 guys on the field. Worth a shot.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 1, 2018
Apparently not until around the 27 second mark did someone inform Kirby he still had three timeouts.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 1, 2018
Not Kirby’s finest moment. Timeout management. Playcalling. His defense getting shredded. The awful FG decision.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 1, 2018
This is the 15th time that Oklahoma has gained 300 yards in a half this season, the most in FBS; Georgia hadn't allowed more than 287 yards in a half this season. https://t.co/D3U9blje33
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) January 1, 2018
With all this said, Georgia did manage to reclaim a little bit of momentum going into the break with a 55-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship.
Oklahoma tried a squib kick that only went 12 yards, then a 9-yard pass from QB Jake Fromm to WR Terry Godwin set up Blankenship’s kick.