The Bulldogs are having some problems on defending punt returns, and it’s not because they are giving up touchdowns.
Georgia’s Kirby Choates was ejected during the fourth quarter against Missouri after the above hit on an attempted punt return. Choates didn’t even let the Missouri returner catch the ball first, instead just lighting him up for the interference and targeting call.
The worst part of this is all the context of the hit. Trying to light someone up can be an actual strategy in some cases, but on a punt in the fourth quarter down just one score? You’ve got to know better than that.
Georgia did go on to grab the win though, as quarterback Jacob Eason led the team down the field for a game-winning touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie. The true freshman showed some true poise, which is what will matter most to Georgia fans after this game.