Georgia piled up 485 yards of total offense on Saturday and 227 yards rushing all the while fielding an inexperienced offensive line that was a concern the entire preseason. Three quarterback sacks of Aaron Murray leaves room for improvement but the offensive line appeared to pass its first test.
Center David Andrews and tackle John Theus made the first starts of their career on Saturday. The entire unit only totaled 31 combined career starts with the bulk of that going to Chris Burnette and Kenarious Gates. Mark Richt wasn't happy with the sacks following the game Saturday but indicated that it wasn't a poor performance from the group.
"They did OK, I don't know if it was just an unbelievable performance. We had a couple of sacks there that weren't very pretty. They had a three-man rush at one time and the edge rushers would come and squeeze the tackles... and sack Murray - I wasn't too thrilled about that. But it wasn't a poor performance. We've got some things to clean out, but we'll get there if we stay healthy."
One area of concern heading into next week's matchup with Missouri is the status of tackle John Theus who left Saturday's game with an ankle injury. Richt and the team are hopeful that Theus will be able to play as the Bulldogs open the SEC portion of their schedule but he will be evaluated throughout the week.
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