ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia is only two games into its season, but at least some on the team already think the Bulldogs have made strides.
That’s particularly the case with senior running back Nick Chubb following Georgia’s 20-19 win at Notre Dame last Saturday, which came despite 12 penalties and two turnovers – one of which led to a Fighting Irish touchdown.
“I think that’s signs of a good team,” Chubb said Tuesday. “That’s counting all the penalties and turnovers. Still to pull it out? I think that shows we have potential and can maybe play better.”
For starters, while coach Kirby Smart agrees that there is “progress in the right direction,” he thinks the penalties need to be limited. So far, Georgia ranks 115th nationally in penalties.
The Bulldogs, presumably, also would like to have more offensive production after putting up only 326 yards against Notre Dame. Currently, true freshman Jake Fromm is starting at quarterback in place of the injured Jacob Eason.
But most of all, Georgia would simply just like for the wins to keep coming and avoid the let-down losses it’s experienced in past years after big wins.
“It depends on what we do with it,” senior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. “We’ve got to keep rolling and practicing hard. I don’t have any doubt that our team is ready to keep practicing hard and coming.”
Georgia hosts Samford this Saturday.
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