On a night when Georgia continued its penchant for turnovers, Joe Cox looked thoroughly ordinary and a well-coached Arizona State defense made the Dogs’ running game largely ineffective, the amazing A.J. Green again torched ASU for big play after big play and put his team in a position to win.
He even blocked a field goal attempt!
And still the game came down to the foot of Blair Walsh, who was mobbed by his teammates after kicking the winning field goal as time expired.
An otherwise mediocre night on offense by Georgia was countered by a gutsy effort on the part of the Dogs’ defense, which battled the odds when the Sun Devils were given a short field by the turnovers. Willie Martinez’s players came up big when it mattered on ASU’s last drive.
It was a night that raised a lot of questions, which probably won’t be answered until next week against LSU. Was this just an off-night for Cox and the Georgia offense, or is this what the Dogs look like when faced with a good defense? Time after time, ASU put eight men in the box to stuff the run and dared Georgia to pass. Aside from Green’s heroics, it was mostly a successful strategy.
What did you think? Should Georgia fans just accept an ugly win with gratitude, or did the continued turnovers and the Dogs’ inability to run the ball consistently concern you as much as they did me?