ATHENS — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm didn’t take any hits in the G-Day Game on Saturday.
Good thing, because Fromm spent most of the post game beating himself up.
This, despite his Red Team winning the annual scrimmage over the Black Team by a 22-17 count at Sanford Stadium.
“It is what is it, everybody else on offense played really well, and I didn’t play up to the standard that I wanted to play,” Fromm said. “But as an offensive unit, we played well, we moved the ball.”
Fromm was 14-of-29 passing for 116 yards with a touchdown and an interception
Fromm, it’s worth noting, ranked fifth in the nation in passing efficiency last season.
Sophomore cornerback Eric Stokes picked off Fromm’s second pass attempt of the game and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown.
Junior go-to receiver J.J. Holloman slipped on the play, and that enabled Stokes to jump the route, and he out-fought Holloman for the football.
Fromm, the only returning permanent captain from the 2018 season, declined to place any blame on anyone but himself.
“Every now and then there’s that game,” Fromm said. “(A) ball that’s a little wet when it’s a little windy.”
Fromm conceded the offensive playbook was watered down.
Georgia obviously was not wanting to show the new elements coordinator James Coley has added.
But, Fromm pointed out, the defense was limited, too.
“It’s a couple factors, obviously some days you have it, some days you don’t,” Fromm said of his uncharacteristically mediocre stat line. “It being a spring game, pretty bland on offense.
“We definitely take a lot of things off the table, but that’s part of it, and so did the defense. They did a really good job and made some plays.”
Fromm was also complimentary of a Georgia fan base that put more than 50,000 in Sanford Stadium despite temperatures in the 40s on a damp and windy day.
“I’m super thankful to the fans that came out with it being Easter (weekend), “ Fromm said, “it being a rainy day, and we’re super thankful for the fans who came out today, showing their love and getting to watch the work we’ve been putting in this spring.”
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