2. The George Pickens game
It was one of the bigger disappointments all year – the Georgia receiving corps was hit or miss. The ground attack was fine behind a killer O line, and the defense was great, but the passing game was spotty.
Against Baylor, the running game had a hard time rolling – despite a 92-yard day from Zamir White – but Jake Fromm was able to throw again because he had a true No. 1 target.
Fromm connected on 20-of-30 passes for 250 yards and two scores, with George Pickens making 12 grabs for 175 yards and a touchdown. Pickens hit on the deep ball plays, came up with a few brilliant routes to keep things moving, and everything became easier because, again, Fromm had someone to throw to.
Things slowed down in the second half once Baylor stepped it up, and there was plenty of pressure on Fromm all game long, but when Georgia needed a big catch or something important, the freshman target came through. And because of it …