Vanderbilt stunned Georgia 17-16 in a huge win for the SEC East race. What does it all mean?
Vanderbilt 17, Georgia 16: What Does It All Mean?
Could this game possible have been more Vanderbilt?
The Commodores stunk.
Outside of two plays, the passing game was a disaster, Ralph Webb and the running game didn’t go anywhere, and the O needed help from one big kickoff return to get anything going.
The Vanderbilt defense, bent, and bent, and bent, but stuffed Nick Chubb and Sony Michel cold and let Jacob Eason try to win the game.
And then Georgia tried to run a jet sweep to Isaiah McKenzie on its final drive of the game, for some reason, and Zach Cunningham had something to say about it.
The Vanderbilt linebacker deserves to be an All-American, and not just because he puts up big stats. Against Georgia, he came up with 19 tackles, was personally responsible for blowing up the ground game, finishing up with a fourth down stop of McKenzie to end the game.
On the plus side, Eason once again showed off the it factor.
He led the Bulldogs down the field and almost got them in field goal range, and finished with 346 yards after struggling against South Carolina, but in the end, Vanderbilt was Vanderbilt.
171 yards of total offense … and a win.
And now Georgia is out of the SEC title chase with two weeks to prepare for Florida. For Vanderbilt, the bowl dream is alive again with Tennessee State up next to get to four wins, but with road games at Auburn and Missouri, and home dates against Ole Miss and Tennessee left, it’s still going to take a miracle to get a 13th game.