The Georgia Bulldogs hit the field at Boone Pickens Stadium growling, but it didn’t take long for the Cowboys from Oklahoma State to send them howling.
Georgia Bulldogs faced questions going into the game against Oklahoma State.
Georgia went into the game with big questions to be answered. Could Joe Cox handle the quarter back position left vacant by Matthew Stafford, the #1 pick in the NFL? Would a running back emerge to replace Knowshon Moreno, also a first round NFL draft pick? Could Georgia’s defense tackle better and create more turnovers than they did last year?
The offensive questions, for the most part, went unanswered.
The jury is still out on Joe Cox because Georgia’s offense was unable to move the ball consistently.
Richard Samuel looked to be the possible answer at running back. He ran hard, didn’t fumble the ball, and showed flashes of quickness.
Georgia’s Offensive Calls from the bench raise questions.
It is unclear why Georgia ran the ball seven times on the first series. Drove the length of the field and scored a touchdown, then only ran the ball nine times the rest of the first half failing to score. Sometimes, the play calling of Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo leave Georgia Bulldog fans scratching their heads.
Georgia’s defense shows a little promise against Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The bright side of a 24-10 loss to Oklahoma State Cowboys was that the defense pretty much shut down one of the most powerful offenses in the nation. The Georgia Bulldog defense showed quickness and were willing to hit hard.
The safeties, especially Bryan Evans, showed that they are not afraid to mix it up.
Why Georgia lost to Oklahoma State.
The problem was that Georgia’s offense and special teams kept placing the Bulldogs in bad situations, giving the advantage to Oklahoma State. Offensively, two fumbles on Georgia’s end of the field effectively killed the game for Georgia.
It also seems like Georgia Bulldogs get beat consistently on special teams by almost everyone. Today, special teams let down the team with a 70+ yard kick-off return by Oklahoma State.
The final analysis of the Georgia vs Oklahoma football game.
This was a game Georgia could have, and probably should have, won. I guarantee you, next week, the bloggers will be asking when the highly touted freshmen quarterback, Andrew Murray, will get his chance.
Joe Cox will take a lot of criticism and a lot of blame for this week’s Georgia loss. Maybe it is deserved. But in my opinion, the play calling from the bench, stunk.
The only thing that can salvage this day in Georgia football fans is for Virginia Tech to roll over Alabama’s tide.
Source: Georgia vs Oklahoma State aired on ABC, Saturday, Septemer 5, 2009.