Georgia fans already were beating drums for the Bulldogs to designate a special-teams coordinator well before Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt. Then Georgia had three more catastrophic breakdowns against the Commodores, which led to 21 points in a 31-27 loss.
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Staff writer Ken Sugiura contributed to this article.
BREAK DOWN OF BREAKDOWNS
Georgia has felt the damage from eight “catastrophic” special-teams plays this season. Catastrophic plays are defined as plays that directly or indirectly result in opponents’ points or take points off the scoreboard for your own team.
Date; Opponent; Outcome; Plays
Aug. 31; at Clemson; L, 38-35; (1) High field-goal snap mishandled
Sept. 7; vs. South Carolina; W, 41-30; (2) Dropped punt snap; Gamecocks follow with TD pass.
Sept. 21; vs. North Texas; W, 45-21; (3) 99-yard kickoff return for TD; (4) punt block for TD.
Oct. 5; at Tennessee; W, 34-31 (OT); (5) Blocked punt for TD
Oct. 19; at Vandy; L, 31-27; (6) Fake FG play for TD; (7) muffed punt; (8) mishandled high punt snap