Georgia's mid-season grades: Passing Offense

ATHENS – Dean Legge grades Georgia's pass offense through mid-season.

Raw Numbers:

76 Attempts; 76 Completions; 5 Interceptions; 7 Touchdowns; 993 Yards

Leading Receiver: A.J. Bryant – 10 Receptions for 147 yards

Leading Passer: Matthew Stafford – 80 Attempts; 38 Completions; 4 Interceptions; 1 Touchdown; 496 Yards

Play of the year so far: Martrez Milner's game-winning touchdown vs. Colorado.

If there is any one area the Bulldogs need to improve on most its passing offense. The carousel of quarterbacks – Joe Tereshinski, then Matthew Stafford, then Joe Cox, back to Stafford, and Tereshinski again – has not help stabilize Georgia's weakest spot. But the thing that has shot holes in offensive production more than anything else has been dropped balls.

At first the problem seemed to be with just one receiver, or for just a game. But as the season has gone on it's become clear that Georgia struggles to catch easy balls. Every conceivable receiver on the depth chart has a drop this season. The lack of production at wide receiver is one of the biggest reasons Georgia struggled offensively against Colorado and Ole Miss.

With that said, for all the drama surrounding the quarterbacks this season, it's been the oldest who has come up best. Tereshinski, before and after being injured, has been Georgia's steadiest performer under center. None of the Dawgs' signal callers have been what the Dawgs have gotten used to over the last five seasons, but right now Tereshinski gives Georgia the best chance to win. Still, the team's completion percentage, 51%, must improve if the Bulldogs plan on playing in a New Year's Day bowl.

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