Georgia has gone two straight games without giving up a sack for the first time since mid-October 2010 against Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Quarterback Aaron Murray‚Äôs big day Saturday against LSU came in a game where he was well-protected.
‚ÄúI thought our offensive line played awesome,‚Äù Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said of a group that surrendered six sacks in the first two games. ‚ÄúThey gave him time. They got us into the right play.‚Äù
Head coach Mark Richt said one of the biggest keys to the Bulldogs‚Äô 44-41 win was how well the line blocked.
‚ÄúFrom the very beginning, we ran the ball, we pass protected well,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt give up a sack. I think we had two very short tackles for loss against us. Murray had time. Murray could operate. If you give a quarterback like him time to drop back and scope it up and make those throws, we‚Äôre going to have success.‚Äù
Georgia is using a rotation that includes backups John Theus, Mark Beard and Watts Dantzler.
‚ÄúWhen you sub, then the coaches are communicating to everybody that they‚Äôre serious that guys are truly competing and that the more guys that play, obviously, there‚Äôs more opportunity to play well enough to earn more playing time,‚Äù Richt said.