But when his passes connected it went for big yardage.
The Bulldogs averaged 18.6 yards per completion.
Reggie Davis scored on a 48-yard touchdown catch, Malcolm Mitchell on a 28-yard scoring strike and Davis also had a 36-yard reception.
“One of the things that jumps out at us is his ability to throw the deep ball,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. “Even a couple that he missed they were right close, had a chance.”
Said Lambert: “We were able to hit several in camp and throughout practice. A lot of things have to come together whether that’s how the defense is playing or this week we feel like we may be able to exploit this over this. It just kind of depends on the opponent and the game plan.”
Lambert says he is looking to be more consistent. Schottenheimer said he wants to see Lambert get off to good starts.
“Coach Schotty always talks about streaks of completions,” said Lambert, who completed 20 straight against South Carolina. “The past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to put those streaks together. …If we get a completion, we get the ball in our guys hands they always have a chance to make something happen. Whether it’s a checkdown or just going through your progression or a deep ball. Just any completion.”