Georgia football survived an early scare to blow out their rivals in a chippy round of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. What did we learn about the Bulldogs?
It never should have been as close as it was on the scoreboard. Georgia Tech pulled out all the stops against the rival Bulldogs when they met at Bobby Dodd Field for the latest edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. The Yellow Jackets were behind just 17-7 at the half and dreaming of an upset.
Those dreams quickly faded after halftime, however, as Georgia ran away with a 52-7 victory on the road to finish the regular season at 11-1. Rivalry games can quickly get out of control like that, and the Yellow Jackets are left to regroup at the end of a 3-9 campaign in their first year of the Geoff Collins era.
Things got chippy in the rivalry game against the Yellow Jackets, with the hate getting less clean in the course of several brawls.
Despite a few costly setbacks that will need to be addressed heading into the SEC championship game against LSU, Kirby Smart’s crew remains in the running for a spot in the College Football Playoff after their latest victory. The team will head back to Athens to review video and try to sort out the issues that bubbled to the surface even in the course of a blowout performance.
Yes, it was only Georgia Tech. It was still an impressive win as the Bulldogs did exactly what was expected of them against an overmatched rival. Here are three things worth noting at the end of an impressive finish to the regular season on the road from Georgia.