What Went Right, and What Went Wrong

ATHENS – When Georgia loses five games in a season something went wrong.

The simple answer is quite simple – you can't lose as many offense players that Georgia did for the amount of time that Georgia did and expect to consistently win football games.

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.

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