Unfortunately, Saturday was not a good day for Georgia football. All season, fans were waiting and hopeful that the Bulldogs offense would eventually wake up and play at an elite level like the defense.
That didn’t come close to happening in the SEC Championship, as LSU dominated, 37-10. The Tigers outgained the Bulldogs, 481-286.
The offense had its chances early in the game to set the tone. On the first drive, the Bulldogs came very close to completing three long passes, but whether it was a dropped pass or missed throw, all three opportunities fell incomplete.
Then on LSU’s first drive, the Tigers scored a touchdown. That forced Georgia to play catch up the rest of the evening, and the Bulldogs never did threaten to take the lead or tie the game.
Jake Fromm completed under 50 percent of his passes again and threw two interceptions. Fromm has thrown five picks this season and all of them came in Georgia’s two losses.
The Bulldogs rushing attacked averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Georgia gave up more than 20 points for the first time this season, and LSU reached that total early in the third quarter. Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow was spectacular, throwing for 349 yards and four touchdowns.
While last year’s SEC Championship Game defeat to Alabama was heart-breaking because the Bulldogs blew a double-digit lead, this one hurts a lot for different reasons. In many ways, Georgia was ahead of schedule Kirby Smart’s first few years in 2017 and 2018. The national championship game appearance was a major surprise two years ago.
Winning the program’s first title since 1980 is now expected to happen, though, and this year, the Bulldogs were supposed to take another step forward on their quest to break their championship drought. With this loss, it feels like no step was taken, and, in some ways, the program feels further away from a championship.
Moreover, Alabama was out of the way this year, and still, Georgia couldn’t get over the hump.
Obviously, social media had plenty to say about the Bulldogs following their loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Check out some of the top tweets below:
— Matt Trent (@MCTrent23) December 8, 2019
On the bright side for Georgia sports fans, it's a championship game in which they never had a lead to blow in the first place.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 8, 2019
George Pickens will be an absolute beast next year!!!! Super quick, great speed, unreal size and a great pair of hands. That’s something positive I can say for you Georgia fans. Ugg
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 8, 2019
They were right. Georgia did have no business being in the top-four.
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) December 8, 2019
Georgia offense is so bad they made the LSU defense look dominant for the first time all year
— kyle pidgeon (@kylepidgeon1) December 8, 2019
Me wondering how Georgia beat Florida: pic.twitter.com/BGv81N1Kmt
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) December 8, 2019
— Jim Scott (@Brutus_Scott) December 8, 2019
Everyone talks about how unpredictable college football is, but you can set your clock every year on Georgia not winning the National Championship.
— Paul T. Graham (@PaulTGraham) December 8, 2019
Georgia fans seeing Jake Fromm freshman year vs seeing him now pic.twitter.com/D4pOGpZUfo
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) December 8, 2019
Georgia fans had a lot to say about Bama after our 5-point loss to LSU… pic.twitter.com/Be0sfFKNX6
— Ugly Sweater Party Dec 15th (@FunnyMaine) December 8, 2019
Georgia championship gear getting ready to be shipped off to a third world countrypic.twitter.com/1jT7GzFA9a
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 8, 2019