COLUMBIA, Mo. — Isaiah McKenzie was targeted 18 times by Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason in the Missouri game. McKenzie caught a career-high 10 of those passes for 122 yards and scored 3 touchdowns, including the game-winning 20-yard grab with 1:29 to go in the 28-27 victory.
McKenzie talked about that play and his relationship with the freshman quarterback after the game.
“It’s working,” McKenzie said of the combination. “I have faith in him and he has faith in me. He has faith in all of us (receivers) and we have faith in all of them (quarterbacks). That’s how we’re going to keep it. We’ve got to keep rolling.”
As for Eason directing the 10-play, 80-yard, game-winning drive, McKenzie said it gives the whole offense confidence in the big freshman from Washington.
“It means he has it in him,” McKenzie said. “He keeps his composure in the huddle. He keeps us up high. He encourages us in those situations. You wouldn’t expect that from a freshman. So for him to come in there and do what he does, I love it.”