Bulldogs focus on late first downs

On a day when Georgia put up 51 points and 560 yards of total offense, coaches still found an area it wants to improve: its fourth-quarter showing.

Georgia punted on four straight possessions, including three three-and-outs.

“I think it hurt us when we slowed down and tried to milk the clock a little bit,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “We kind of lost our advantage by not being aggressive and a no-huddle tempo. We’ve got to do a better job of that. Fortunately our defense bowed their neck at the end of the game and created all those turnovers.”

It was similar to how Georgia played late in games last season when holding a lead.

“We just really haven’t done a good job of that in recent memory,” Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. “It’s not like we didn’t have a plan. We had a plan. It just wasn’t good enough. We didn’t knock out a first down when we needed it the most to try to take as much drama out of it at the very end.”

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