, 2023-01-03 08:59:49,
McIntosh was in awe of what Georgia’s offense had to do and ultimately did to pull off the victory over the determined Buckeyes. Knowing they needed to come out firing on all cylinders after a first half that saw them down 28-24, the Bulldogs instead were shutouts in the third quarter. They were outscored 10-0 and now trailed by 14 points for the second time in the game, this time heading into the fourth quarter.
That’s when the offense had “a little powwow,” as quarterback Stetson Bennett described it. Bennett’s was not the only voice that was projected there. In fact, a lot of voices were chiming in. McIntosh, Sedrick Van Pran, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint. They all had the same message.
“Marcus led the entire charge,” said Van Pran, the second-year center. “He Gathered everyone, and we all spiraled together and the message was: ‘It’s time to wake up.’ There were no more delays, no more excuses. Basically, it was, we have to have it now. I’m happy we were able to do it.”
Said McIntosh: “There were a number of people talking, saying we had to get the job done, get out there and execute. ‘The defense will stop, then we have to go out and execute.’
Georgia’s offense gained a grand total of 32 yards and recorded two first downs in the third quarter. One of them came on the last play of that quarter, a 17-yard pass from Bennett to McIntosh on a screen pass.
In the fourth, the Bulldogs were good at…
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