JARVIS JONES – Is there any other place to start this list? Georgia’s All-America linebacker showed the nation why on the biggest stage a regular season can offer turning in a monster performance resulting in nine total tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and five QB pressures. Even though Jones wouldn’t hear of it, this next part sounds like one of Stephen Colbert’s show segments, “Who’s honoring me now?” In recognition of his efforts, @SacManJones_29 has collected the following national awards:
- Walter Camp National Defensive player of the week
- SEC defensive Player of the Week
- Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week
- Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Oh and by the way, in case you missed it, Jones did all of this with a groin injury. BEAST.
AARON MURRAY - I said last week that if the DAWGS were going to be successful against Missouri that Murray’s performance would be key (more on that later) and he certainly was. Once Georgia’s coaches put the game on his shoulders, @aaronmurray11 delivered going 22 of 35 for 242 yards and 3 TDs (10 of 13, 124 yards, 2 TDs in the 3rd qtr). Murray was money when it mattered most.
MARLON BROWN – Once the DAWGS turned to Murray and the passing game, Murray looked for his walking mismatch in Brown. Georgia’s talented wide out hauled in a career high 8 passes and racked up 106 yards and 2 TDs. An effort like this could prove to be just the thing that gives @MB_uno5 confidence needed to have a breakout season for the DAWGS.
RICHARD SAMUEL – With DAWGS up 24-20, @Dos_Dos_1911 shed his blocker and made a HUGE tackle on Missouri punter Trey Barrow to shut down the Tigers fake punt attempt. From there the game was all Georgia. We said in the moment, and Coach Richt echoed the thought immediately after the game, that Samuel’s play was the biggest of the night. That sort of effort will land you on this list every time.
AMARLO HERRERA – Lost in the shine of Jarvis Jones’ outstanding efforts in the DAWGS conference opener was the performance turned in by @5DeuceHerrera. Georgia’s sophomore linebacker rolled to 10 total tackles, including a tackle for loss. Five-two was flying around the field on Saturday and led the way for a DAWGS defense that consistently got red hats to the football.