Gutsy Performance From Hutson Mason
A determined Hutson Mason led the Bulldogs to victory in Atlanta. The redshirt junior engineered a 20 point comeback against the Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, culminating in an overtime win. Making his first career start for the University of Georgia, Mason completed 22 out of 36 passes for 299 yards. The unfamiliar quarterback seemed far more comfortable in a hurry-up offense where the Bulldogs dictated the pace.
When Bulldog Nation found themselves in a 17-0 hole at the end of the first quarter, UGA seemed resigned to end the regular season on a low note. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson threw the Dawgs a curve ball with an aerial assault.
Dawgs Hunker Down Again
The Georgia defense hunkered down in the second half, leaving the door open for Bulldog Nation to make a comeback. After allowing four scoring drives in the first half, UGA surrendered just one touchdown during the remainder of regulation. Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense went to the passing well a little too often, as GT quarterback Vad Lee threw a costly interception that swung the momentum in Georgia’s favor.
The Final Frame/Overtime
Georgia seized victory on the power and determination of Todd Gurley. The Bulldogs’ leading tailback scored on consecutive possessions in OT, allowing Bulldog Nation to crush the hopes of Georgia Tech once again. TGII wrapped up the afternoon with 122 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
Dawgs Finish 8-4. Gators Sink in Swamp.
Their win in week 14 means UGA finishes the regular season at 8-4. Due to the adversity and injuries the team had to overcome, eight wins is a number to be proud of. Dawg alum Will Muschamp can attest to that. The 4-8 Gators will not go bowling. Although this matter is off topic, I cannot taking a shot at Florida.
Where Will Georgia Go Bowling?
According to CBS Sports, Georgia is likely headed to the Music City Bowl in Nashville on December 30. If this prediction comes to fruition, the Dawgs will play Boston College before closing the book on 2013. On paper, one may think this paring favors Georgia. To quote the immortal Lee Corso, not so fast, my friend!
The Eagles are led by the nation’s top rusher, Andre Williams. Utilizing his dangerous combination of speed and power, Williams has become a legitimate Heisman candidate. UGA gave up nearly 600 yards rushing in their final two games of the regular season. Sounds like a recipe for a highlight reel.
Below is a preview of what may await Bulldog Nation. I hope the Dawgs do face Boston College. It would be interesting to see how the defense matches up with Andre Williams.
Upon Further Review…
UGA’s post season destination is uncertain. The Red and Black reports Georgia is likely going to the Gator Bowl against Michigan. If this occurs, Bulldog Nation should expect a recurring theme of a ton of points without much defense.