Anymore the SEC and college football is about scoring points – just look at the BCS bowl games – four have already been played (in order of points scored): Central Florida 52, Oklahoma 45, Baylor 42, Clemson 40, Ohio State 35, Alabama 31, Michigan State 24 and Stanford 20.
The offenses in the SEC now score 32 points a game – the league has changed in a way that didn't seem possible even two years ago.
Not that long ago in college football, and certainly at Georgia, if you scored 30 points or more in a game you were probably going to win… not so much any more. So consider the points scored by the opposition in the games Georgia lost – Clemson (38), Missouri (41), Vanderbilt (31), Auburn (43) and Nebraska (24).
To say that Georgia could have won all of those games is not a stretch by any means. The botched snap against Clemson turned the tide in that one; Georgia limped into the Missouri and Vanderbilt games and those were still in doubt late in the fourth quarter… a little help from SEC officials didn't hurt Vandy's chances – two more special teams goofs were too much to overcome in that one; Auburn – I don't think I need to go over that one, and Nebraska – a game Georgia lost, somehow, even though it twice had the ball late in the shadow of Nebraska's end zone.