KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jake Fromm came into Saturday night’s game at Tennessee armed with an aggressive game plan.
It was a script that allowed Fromm the freedom to take shots downfield, and the junior quarterback didn’t disappoint.
Fromm was 24-of-29 for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns. This, despite a 25-yard TD pass disallowed on account of offensive pass interference, along with two dropped passes and another catch ruled out of bounds.
“Trying to do the math in my head, hopefully that’s over 80 percent,” Fromm said, asked if he felt good about his numbers.
“That’s pretty good, I know they took a couple plays away with the pass interference and the out-of-bounds with (Lawrence) Cager, but it felt good. It was a little bit windy in there.”
The game-time winds were 11 mph. But after a slow start, the Bulldogs were doing most of the blowing out with the 43-14 win over the Vols in Neyland Stadium.
“You can always look at the film and wish we did a little better, as far as discipline goes,” Fromm said, but right now I’m feeling pretty good about it.
“I think we executed, wish we would have scored a little bit more points there earlier. “
Tennessee held the lead throughout most of the second quarter, before Fromm and the Georgia offense when uptempo and scored two touchdowns the final two minutes of the first half to take a 26-14 lead into intermission.
“It’s just part of the game plan, let’s go out and attack them and take advantage of the players we have out there,” Fromm said. “I think the offensive line did a great job of holding up in pass protection, and guys went out and made plays.”
Fromm said the second half was a matter of the Bulldogs’ physicality kicking in, Georgia outscoring Tennessee 17-0 the final two quarters.
“I think it’s kind of the body blows started to add up, and for us on offense, it was just a matter of time before we get going,” Fromm said. “We shot ourselves in the foot on a couple drives earlier (in the game) when we got the field goals. We want to get in the end zone every single time.”
But for now, Fromm and Georgia continue to roll on, the offensive evolving with deep throws added on to a physical run mindset Kirby Smart insists on.
“We wanted to attack them up front, (because) physically we feel with our offensive line we can out-physical anyone,” Smart said, “and our outside receivers took advantage of matchups.”
South Carolina, the Bulldogs next opponent next Saturday at noon in Sanford Stadium, is likely bracing for the very same things.