ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit was impressed with a lot of teams in Week 2. One team’s performance might be standing above the rest, though.
On ESPN’s College GameDay in College Station, Texas, the analyst predicted that Georgia was going to “blow out” South Carolina. It was a matchup of two top 25 teams, but Herbie didn’t believe it would be close.
Herbstreit was right.
The Bulldogs went into Williams-Brice Stadium and won in blowout fashion.
Herbstreit believes Georgia sent “a message” to the rest of the college football world that day.
“I said on GameDay, and some of our Twitter friends got mad at me, I said Georgia would go over to Columbia and complete dominate South Carolina,” Herbstreit said on Paul Finebaum’s show. “I wasn’t really buying into South Carolina giving Georgia much of a challenge. I just thought, this Georgia team in 2018, it’s a new era for them and they don’t have Roquan Smith running around anymore, and some of the leaders they had last year, but this was a real opportunity to remind people they’re not only the team to beat in the SEC East, but a reminder they’re the team trying to challenge Alabama eventually in Atlanta to try to get to the Playoff.
“I thought they would send a message to the country that they’re one of the elite teams and I thought they did that. I think they’re potentially better on offense than they were a year ago. They’re growing on defense much like Alabama and as the year goes and that group gets more and more experience, they’ll become a more complete team. They’re dangerous.”
Georgia is set to host Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.