The Georgia Bulldogs defeated Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday 35-21 in Athens.
The victory was the third-straight for the Bulldogs, now 7-4.
Kirby Smart’s team closes out the regular season next Saturday at home against in-state rival Georgia Tech.
“I didn’t think we dominated the line of scrimmage, both offensively and defensively,” Smart told the SEC Network following the game. Georgia gave up 465 yards to the Ragin’ Cajuns. “We finally got some backups in there and they did not play well.”
“I didn’t enjoy the way that game ended,” Smith added in his post-game remarks.
The Bulldogs led 28-7 at one point, but allowed 465 yards of total offense.
Smart also spoke on:
- Georgia’s start: “I thought we had good juice coming out. Isaiah (McKenzie) had the great run and the great punt return, and I thought the defense started off well. … Early on, I saw kids playing tough, with effort, fast and aggressive. I loved the start and the energy. I did not love the way it finished. We elected to play the subs and they did not execute well and that was disappointing.” Isaiah McKenzie: “He does the right things. If we block it right and set him up, he gets positive runs. He’s a tough kid and we’ve gotten a lot out of him.”
- Nick Chubb: “He runs hard and he’s hard to tackle. I’d hate to be one of the guys trying to get him on the ground. You’re going to feel it in the morning. Sony, too. They are great backs and I’m excited they were able to have a good game.”
- Jacob Eason: “Decision making is the big thing. A couple of times, he made the wrong read and got sloppy with his footwork. He had some good throws, too, like the touchdown to (Isaac) Nauta. He continues to do good things.”
- Georgia Tech: “We’ll have good, spirited practices and get after it. They have a unique offense that’s hard to simulate and hard to prepare for. We’re excited about the opportunity. It’s a great challenge and we need the players to totally buy into it. We have to prepare well and do a good job of tackling.”