Good news: Georgia’s defense forced a three-and-out with Colorado stuck deep in their own territory on their second offensive drive. Bad news: Georgia did nothing with the good field position they got out of it, inexplicably sending Carlton Thomas up the middle on third-and-four and having to punt to the Colorado 22.
Whether it’s because of the first-half suspension of center Ben Jones or just the Dawgs’ lingering offensive malaise, the O-line has continued to get absolutely nothing done. As the first quarter ends, Georgia has four rushes (all by Carlton Thomas) for a net of -2 yards. And this is with Colorado stationing a safety on top of A.J. Green in the defensive backfield. Colorado begins the second period with first-and-10 from the Georgia 42.