Georgia Bulldogs fans might not like reading this, but UGA players are starting to feel pretty confident in their team's chances this season. The nation's most fretful fan base is going to have a mixed reaction to specific mentions of SEC championship games and South Carolina's record down the stretch, as observed here:
"It's kind of scary how we just get better and better every week," [Bacarri] Rambo said. "Just imagine at the end of the season how we might look. That's a scary sight."
"We run the table, and there's no reason we shouldn't be going to a BCS bowl or going to the SEC championship, unless South Carolina wins out," [Aron] White said. "And then what you can do?"
To be clear, Mark Richt and multiple Dawgs players emphasized that the team has a lot to improve on. This time around, special teams emerged as a specific concern, with typically rock-solid Blair Walsh missing three field goals and Nickolas Brassell running back a punt for a touchdown. If not for special teams, this game would've been beyond doubt early in the second half.
Ole Miss couldn't do a thing about Isaiah Crowell (147 yards), nor could it do a thing on offense (183 yards). Granted, the Rebels aren't the best yardstick, but players have cause to feel good about this win, so long as the same kind of mistakes that plagued the South Carolina game (Melvin Ingram's fake punt, for instance) don't keep popping up.