Georgia Football: Do You Believe in Todd? Does Todd Even Exist? Your Sunday Morning Devotional
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Time travel with me for a moment.
Take yourself back to Thursday afternoon. It’s 2:30 p.m. ET and you’re thinking ahead to Saturday’s matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Missouri Tigers. “This is a big one,” you think to yourself. “I hope it doesn’t end up like the last time my Dawgs traveled to a Columbia,” you quiver. “Take care of business. Ride your hoss. Win that game. Claim the East.”
Now, pretend I interrupt your mid-afternoon football meditation that Thursday afternoon and hand you stat sheet from the future. You scan through it and notice a number of items.
Georgia 34, Missouri 0
“Ah yes. That feels good. Must have been a heck of an effort by Pruitt’s defense.”
Maty Mauk: 9 Completions, 21 Attempts, 97 Passing Yards, 4 Interceptions, 1 Lost Fumble
“Man, Georgia must have been in his lap all day long.”
Georgia Tackles For Loss: 6. Georgia Sacks: 3.
“This is great. How’d the offense do?”
Hutson Mason: 22 Completions, 28 Attempts, 156 Passing Yards, 1 Touchdown Passing, 1 Touchdown Rushing, 0 INTs.
“You know, Mason’s starting to grow on me. He does all we need him to do. Bet we ran it down their throats.”
Georgia Rushing: 58 Carries, 210 Yards, 3 TDs
“Yeah baby! Bet we road that Heisman candidate of ours too.”
Georgia’s Leading Rusher: 38 carries, 143 yards, 1 TD
“I mean 38 carries! Who does that? What a beast!”
Nick Chubb does that.
I’m not saying Nick Chubb is Todd Gurley. Nobody is. But if you peaked at the actual box score in advance of knowing about Gurley’s suspension would you have reasonably expected any more from this team? And if not, I think this begs the bigger metaphysical question: Does Todd Gurley even exist? Further, do you believe in Todd?
I’ll leave you with that…
That’s all I got/