How Georgia Beats South Carolina: The Long Pass
We’re using historical footage from great Georgia/South Carolina games of the past to build a gameplan for how the Bulldogs can defeat the Gamecocks.
In Georgia’s season opener against Clemson, Todd Gurley and a stable of running backs stole headlines. We’re not proponents of fixing what ain’t broke here at DudeYouCrazy, so if wide open running lanes present themselves all day in Columbia, South Carolina next Saturday by all means I hope that Mike Bobo and the Georgia offense hit them. Time and time again.
But this South Carolina defense should take several steps forward from their embarrassing season-opening loss to Texas A&M. Accordingly, Georgia will likely need to demonstrate the ability to throw the deep ball to keep this Gamecock defense honest.
On the play above, Larry Rakestraw completed what was “the first long bomb of the season” in 1962. Hutson Mason needs to complete such a pass early against South Carolina next weekend. Mason was more than serviceable and played a demonstrably mistake-free game against Clemson. The one thing missing from his performance was a deep completion. He “connected” on several deep pass interference calls, but the longest Georgia completion was just 23 yards.
Look for Bobo to dial up something long—maybe even out of play-action—early.
That’s all I got/
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