The most highly-anticipated college football game of the weekend turned out to be a bit of a dud when Georgia quite easily defeated Clemson 10-3 on Saturday night.
One key player in the Bulldogs’ big victory was running back Zamir White. With two minutes remaining in the outing and the game still within a touchdown, he took the hand-off on 3rd-and-1 and did precisely what you’d expect a battle-tested junior to do in the situation.
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He ultimately finished with 74 yards on 13 rushes against a very highly-regarded Clemson defensive front.
After the outing, White couldn’t help but rub some salt in Clemson’s wound with this Instagram post:
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To the victors go the spoils, so it’s hard to fault White for being psyched that his No. 5 ranked Bulldogs were able to unseat the No. 3 ranked Tigers. That being said, it is similarly difficult to make the case that Georgia’s offensive superiority is what won them this affair.
Clemson finished with an embarrassing 180 total yards of offense – with a grand total of two yards coming on the ground. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei went 19 of 37 for 178 yards, got sacked seven times and threw a horrific interception that essentially sealed the game for his side. The second coming of Trevor Lawrence he most certainly is not.
Rather, Uiagalelei just appears to be the second most disappointing Heisman candidate quarterback of the weekend. Unlike the first, who may get benched, his job seems fairly secure at the moment.
After the game, ESPN college football insider Paul Finebaum suggested that Clemson has some real issues on the offensive side of the ball.
“I think it said a lot about Clemson’s offense,” Finebaum said. “They have serious offensive line problems. Any person in the stands or around the country watching that game could tell. Yeah, there were seven sacks, a lot of those were on D.J. but still, they couldn’t find any production at all. This was an offense that’s been averaging in the 40’s over the last couple of years under Trevor Lawrence.
“You have to give some of the credit to the Georgia defense and conversely, Clemson’s defense is fantastic, but against quality teams they have not looked that great in recent years. Remember the Ohio State game at the end of last season and this one.”
Head coach Dabo Swinney has gotten away with a lot of controversial stuff over the past few years because of how great his teams have been. This season is looking different already. How will he ultimately adjust? Time will tell.
Jake Paul won twice last night. https://t.co/hwq8OroRtW
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