Explosive Performs In 2020
Georgia returns eight starters on offense for a workforce that averaged 32.3 factors/sport.
The 2020 season was the primary below offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who positioned a premium on explosive performs, that are acknowledged as performs which are at the least a 12-yard rush or a 16-yard completion.
The Bulldogs return their prime 5 working backs, headlined by Zamir White who went for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns. Georgia’s prime three receivers are additionally again in Kearis Jackson, George Pickens (presently injured) and Jermaine Burton. Jackson and Pickens had 36 catches to guide the corps. Pickens and Burton have been the most recent Bulldogs to go down with knee accidents. Burton’s occurred throughout the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl whereas Pickens’ harm occurred within the spring.
|Explosive Play Abstract In 2020|
|@ Arkansas||8 (2R, 6P)||5 (1R, 4P)||Georgia 37-10|
|#7 Auburn||10 (2R, 8P)||4 (4P)||Georgia 27-6|
|#14 Tennessee||9 (3R, 6P)||4 (4P)||Georgia 44-21|
|@ #2 Alabama||8 (2R, 6P)||8 (1R, 7P)||Alabama 41-24|
|@ Kentucky||4 (2R, 2P)||1 (R)||Georgia 14-3|
|vs. #8 Florida||8 (5R, 3P)||10 (10P)||Florida 44-28|
|Mississippi State||8 (8P)||4 (4P)||Georgia 31-24|
|@ South Carolina||12 (8R, 4P)||5 (2R, 3P)||Georgia 45-16|
|@ #25 Missouri||17 (8R, 9P)||3 (3P)||Georgia 49-14|
|vs. #8 Cincinnati||12 (2R, 10P)||3 (R, 2P)||Georgia 24-21|
|Longest Rush by Georgia: 75-yard TD by Zamir White vs. #8 UF|
|Longest Rush by Opp.: 79-yard TD by UC’s Jerome Ford|
|Longest Completion by Georgia: 82-yard TD @ #2 UA (Stetson Bennett to James Cook)|
|Longest Completion by Opp.: 90-yard TD by #2 UA (Mac Jones to Jaylen Waddle)|
2020 Bulldog QB Abstract
Wake Forest switch Jamie Newman opted out within the 2020 preseason. D’Wan Mathis (now at Temple) began final season’s opener towards Arkansas and Stetson Bennett took over because the starter for the following 5 video games earlier than JT Daniels closed out the yr.
The 2020 season marked the primary time since 2006 that Georgia began three completely different QBs in the identical season (Joe Tereshinski, Matthew Stafford, Joe Cox).
Daniels, an Irvine, Calif., native who was recovering from a torn ACL at Southern Cal in 2019, changed Bennett in sport seven and led the Bulldogs to a 4-0 end and last file of 8-2. Daniels threw for 1,231 yards and 10 TDs in that span, capped by a 24-21 comeback over undefeated No. 8 Cincinnati within the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Daniels made 12 begins at USC (2018-19).
Up to now with the Bulldogs, Daniels is 19-for-27 for 279 yards and 6 touchdowns on third down.
A former walk-on who returned to Georgia on scholarship as a junior school switch in 2019, Bennett threw for 1,179 yards final yr as a junior with eight TDs and 6 INTs in eight video games together with 5 begins.
Carson Beck is a redshirt freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., who noticed his first motion late towards Missouri final yr. Brock Vandagriff, who was rated a five-star recruit, is extra of a dual-threat QB.
Bennett went 3-2 as a starter, together with two wins versus Prime-15 groups and got here off the bench to guide a comeback at Arkansas.
|JT Daniels Passing (USC/UGA Profession)|
|2018 (@ USC)||Att||Cmp||TD||Int||Yds||Sk||Eff.|
|@ #10 STAN (L)||34||16||0||2||215||4||88.4|
|@ TEXAS (L)||48||30||0||1||322||3||114.7|
|@ ARIZ (W)||24||16||0||0||197||2||135.6|
|#19 CU (W)||35||18||3||2||283||1||136.2|
|@ UTAH (L)||16||6||1||2||89||2||79.9|
|@ ORE ST (W)||26||14||1||0||177||2||123.7|
|@ UCLA (L)||34||20||2||2||337||1||149.7|
|#3 ND (L)||51||37||1||0||349||2||136.5|
|2019 (@ USC)||Att||Cmp||TD||Int||Yds||Sk||Eff.|
|^FRESNO ST (W)||34||25||1||1||215||1||130.5|
|^knee harm, missed the rest of season|
|2020 (@ UGA)||Att||Cmp||TD||Int||Yds||Sk||Eff.|
|vs. #8 UC (W)||38||26||1||1||392||3||158.5|
Operating Recreation Half Of Balanced Assault
Zamir White leads a loaded backfield for the Bulldogs. Senior James Cook, sophomore Kendall Milton, junior Kenny McIntosh and sophomore Daijun Edwards make up the remainder of the top-five rushers from 2020 and all return this season.
White highlighted the working sport with 144 carries for 779 yards (each workforce highs) and 11 TDs. Additionally, he’s a key member of the particular groups unit, together with amassing his first profession blocked punt at Arkansas final yr.
Georgia tallied a season-high 332 dashing yards and 4 dashing TDs within the win at South Carolina. It was essentially the most yards on the bottom since piling up 426 towards UMass in 2018. Prepare dinner led the assault at USC with a career-high 102 yards and two TDs.
A Look At The Offensive Line
There can be loads of competitors for enjoying time on the offensive line for second-year Offensive Line coach Matt Luke.
Georgia needed to debut a brand new entrance within the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl sport after a pair longtime starters in C Trey Hill and OG Ben Cleveland made the choice to organize for the 2021 NFL Draft. Cleveland was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens within the third spherical whereas Hill went to the Cincinnati Bengals within the sixth spherical.
Senior Jamaree Salyer continues to point out his versatility by lining up at each deal with and guard together with junior Warren Ericson, who began video games at each C and OG in 2020. Salyer (LG), together with fifth-year senior Justin Shaffer (RG), began the bowl sport with first-time starter Xavier Truss (LT) and redshirt sophomore Warren McClendon (RT).
McClendon was a 2020 Freshman All-American after beginning the final 9 video games in 2021. Salyer and Shaffer have every began 12 profession video games whereas Ericson has began three video games.
Sophomore Sedrick Van Pran emerged as an possibility at C after Ericson sustained an harm throughout preseason camp. Redshirt freshman Tate Ratledge has additionally battled right into a place to earn enjoying time at one of many guard spots.
Tight Finish Battle
At occasions throughout fall camp, junior starter John FitzPatrick and sophomore Darnell Washington have been sidelined with accidents that offered extra reps for sophomores Ryland Goede and Brett Seither together with versatile freshman early enrollee Brock Bowers.
Evolving Receivers Corps
The Bulldogs have a wide range of weapons at receiver with new targets rising and present receivers getting back from accidents.
Dominick Blaylock, George Pickens (presently injured), Jermaine Burton and Kearis Jackson are all anticipated to be returning to the lineup after sustaining accidents both throughout the 2020 season or main as much as his yr’s marketing campaign.
Sophomore Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint and redshirt freshmen Arian Smith and Justin Robinson can be within the combine at receiver whereas freshmen Adonai Mitchell, Jackson Meeks and Ladd McConkey are additionally battling for snaps following a productive preseason.
Jackson (36 rec., 514 yds., 3 TDs) and Pickens (36-513-6) have been Georgia’s co-leaders from the corps final yr.
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