When Greyson Lambert transferred to Georgia this summer, one theory as to why he might be successful with the Bulldogs was he would be surrounded by more play-makers in Athens.
That was evident on both of his touchdown passes Saturday as he hit tight end Jeb Blazevich for a 15-yard TD and split end Malcolm Mitchell for a 28-yard on a flag route.
On the pass to Mitchell, Lambert’s high-arcing throw was to his outside shoulder and Mitchell made a mid-air adjustment to come down with the ball.
“Put it around him and he’ll go get it,” Lambert said. “That’s very comforting.”
On his first-quarter throw to Blazevich, the tight end was tightly covered on his out-route, but Lambert led him low and outside and Blazevich made a diving catch.
“Jeb made a great play,” said Lambert, who was 8-of-12 for 141 yards in the game. “Knowing I’ve got guys to throw to like Jeb and Malcolm is nice. Both of those catches were not easy catches. Knowing I can put the ball in their general area is comforting.”
Brice Ramsey’s touchdown pass to Michel also illustrated a play-maker’s special skills. Michel caught Ramsey’s throw in tight traffic, splitting two defenders and shaking another on his way to a 31-yard score.
“We’ve got a ton of great players here,” Lambert said. “Being able to hand it off to stable of running backs and throw it to anybody and have them make plays will helps you be able to stand in there and take those shots. It was a lot of fun.”