WATCH: Georgia QB Jake Fromm zeroes in on LSU, puts Georgia Tech win behind him
ATLANTA — Jake Fromm wasn’t wasting any time on Saturday afternoon, the Georgia junior quarterback watching film of LSU on the team bus ride back to Athens.
Fromm tied his career high with four touchdown passes in the 52-7 drubbing of Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but he was the first to say more work is needed.
“We’re going to put this game behind us as fast as we can, watch it, get better from it and get ready to play LSU,” Fromm said after his 14-of-29 passing performance went for 254 yards.
The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs (11-1) play LSU (11-0) at 3:30 p.m. next Saturday in the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“We didn’t quite play the four quarters we wanted to, but you win 52-7 against an in-state rival, that’s a big deal,” Fromm said. “You wish you could have done better in the second quarter, but that’s football.
“It’s part of the standard we’ve been given, and that we set for ourselves.”
Fromm had to find different targets than he’s relied on against Georgia Tech with Lawrence Cager out and George Pickens suspended in the first half for a violation of team rules and then ejected in the third quarter for fighting.
Pickens will have to miss the first half of the SEC Championship Game as a result of his ejection.
Fromm did his best to put a positive spin on missing Cager for the game and Pickens for the first half.
“I don’t think it’s a problem, I think it’s more of an opportunity for guys to step up and make plays, like we saw today,” Fromm said. “Tyler Simmons was showing up and making spectacular plays, and guys are ready to step up and take that role.”
Simmons led the UGA receivers with three catches for 52 yards and a TD, as Georgia spread the ball out to 10 different receivers.
“We’re going to put together a good game plan and get ready to play (LSU),” Fromm said. “Our defense is playing great, and I think at times we can really prove we’re really good on offense, it’s about playing the full four quarters.
“We know in the locker room the capabilities of this football team.”
Indeed, Fromm said players just need to execute and play their roles to be successful.
“It’s not about anybody on the offense trying to play outside their level,” Fromm said. “It’s more about playing together than anybody having to step up.”
Fromm, himself, likes playing in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“It’s nice for a quarterback, you know it’s going to be dry, roughly 75 degrees in there,” Fromm said. “For me, it’s more about the speed of the game. On turf it’s a little bit faster, and it really helps me play faster.”