Rushing offense: A+
What went right: Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley were dominant with a combined 215 yards and two touchdowns in the first three quarters.
What went wrong: Although it wasn’t Georgia’s fault, Florida Atlantic didn’t offer much resistance.
Bottom line: Georgia steamrolled an overmatched Florida Atlantic defensive front so the results were predictable, but not the margin of difference.
Passing offense: B+
What went right: Aaron Murray hit 14 of 19 fora career-high 342 yards and two touchdowns, Michael Bennett had four of those catches for a career-high 110 yards.
What went wrong: Arthur Lynch’s fumble ended a promising first-half drive and Murray threw an interception in the end zone. Then Christian LeMay threw a fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown.
Bottom line: Georgia’s defense needed an early pick-me-up and the offense, especially Murray, provided it.
Rushing defense: B
What went right: Other than one long touchdown run, Florida Atlantic never managed to establish a running threat.
What went wrong: Damian Fortner scored on a 43-yard run to tie the game 7-7 in the first quarter.
Bottom line: When Florida Atlantic became one-dimensional, Georgia’s defense feasted.
Passing defense: B-
What went right: Amarlo Herrera returned an interception for his first career touchdown.
What went wrong: Florida Atlantic converted eight of its first 11 third downs, mainly through the air.
Bottom line: Florida Atlantic had far more time to pass and its receivers had much more open space than than they should have.
Special teams: A
What went right: Marshall Morgan went 8-for-8 in extra points and Georgia blocked a fourth-quarter extra point.
What went wrong: Georgia couldn’t bust any big returns, but that’s just being picky.
Bottom line: There’s not much to complain about when the special teams spent most of its time kicking extra points and covering kickoffs.
What went right: Other than the first-half fumble and a second-half interception in the end zone, Georgia’s offense clicked in all areas with 284 rushing and 342 passing yards until the backups came in for the fourth quarter.
What went wrong: Florida Atlantic’s best offensive plays in the first half came on third-down conversions and they came often, especially in the first half.
Bottom line: Georgia’s defense struggled at first as Mark Richt rested a banged-up Jarvis Jones. But the offense picked up the slack and Georgia won comfortably.