Greyson Lambert shines again in limited play against Southern

ATHENS, GA. — Greyson Lambert knows exactly where he went wrong on his lone incompletion of Georgia’s 48-6 win over Southern on Saturday.

 

“I missed Reggie (Davis),” Lambert said of the first-quarter pass. “A little behind him. That’s definitely my fault. But they made some great catches for me, the line was blocking and it was definitely another offensive team effort.”

For the second consecutive week, Lambert was nearly perfect. He completed 9 of 10 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. He opened the game with two completions, extending his hold on the school record for consecutive completions.

Brice Ramsey, who relieved Lambert for a series in the second quarter and for two series in the second half, completed 11 of 14 passes for 125 yards. Faton Bauta played in the game’s final minutes but did not attempt a pass.

As Georgia struggled to establish the run in the first half – they netted 35 rushing yards on 14 carries, the Bulldogs leaned on Lambert and Ramsey, who were a combined 11 of 13 for 164 yards. Lambert connected with Nick Chubb on a 24-yard score in the first quarter.

Lambert’s final touchdown came on his final drive of the afternoon, when he found Malcolm Mitchell on a 23-yard pass in the third quarter. Mitchell snagged five passes Saturday, with four of them coming from Lambert.

“It’s not like we’re throwing to Malcolm no matter what,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “But when it has been the right coverage and he’s been the first progression, he’s gotten open and Greyson’s done a pretty good job of putting it on him.”

And some players, like tailback Sony Michel, insist they don’t notice whether it’s Lambert or Ramsey at quarterback. Michel scored while each was leading the offense, including a 7-yard run in the first quarter with Lambert and a 58-yard run in the third after Ramsey relieved him.

“We all rotate in practice and we all get reps from different quarterbacks in practice,” Michel said. “It’s almost like, it shouldn’t be no different with whoever is quarterbacking the game.”

And after racking up 52 and 48 points in the past two games, Georgia’s offense, with Lambert in the lead and Ramsey waiting in the wings, has some energy as it looks toward a tilt with Alabama next week.

“We have so much momentum,” Michel said. “We’re kind of living up to our expectations of being fast and explosive.”

 

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