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Georgia Puts Hawaii in Their Place

It was such a lovely story. The little engine that could. Hawaii was on a mission to repeat what Boise State had done the year before. Only problem, Boise State had already made everyone aware of the little guy; Georgia was having none of that. All those people who said Hawaii deserved a shot at the national title for going undefeated, what do you have to say now? From 12-0 to getting destroyed by a real team. It wasn’t even funny. They looked like a JV squad out there against Georgia. They got their quarterback killed.

Let’s just call Hawaii what they were — a nice story and good team that took advantage of a weak schedule. Sure, they managed to beat everyone they played (until now), which is more than what we can say for the Michigans and USCs that lost to inferior opponents, but that doesn’t mean they’ve earned the right to compete with the big boys. One out of ten times they can pull an upset on a big-time team like Georgia, but the other 10, they’ll get throttled as they did. Anyone watch the game? You see the disparity in talent? Colt Brennan couldn’t even get to three in his snap count before he had a pack of Dawgs on his back. He got crushed. They couldn’t protect him for crap. And boy, did you see the Hawaii defense (if you can call it that) attempt to stop the Georgia running game? What a joke. No wonder this team gave up 44 to the likes of Louisiana Tech.

So what’s the point? Just keep this game in mind next time we have a small school run the table. They’re great stories, but they really don’t belong with the big boys just as Georgia proved.


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  • SpinMax

    I’ve been at the front of the anti-Hawaii anti-Brennan bandwagon all year long. He is nothing more than a slightly better version of Timmy Chang. The last time they played real teams they got kicked around. To a ranked Oregon st team last year and a 6-6 Alabama team two years ago.

    This team was nothing like Boise of last year who actually beat Oregon St, which went 10-4 and beat USC last year. Boise was legit. Next year Hawaii starts off with Florida…can’t wait!

  • http://www.UCLAradio.com The driver

    and they get Florida next year…good thing UCLA didnt hire June jones

  • http://obscuresportsquarterly.wordpress.com Gilbert

    non-BCS conference teams in BCS bowl games: 2-1

    Did you expect them to never lose a game?

  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    Hawaii just wasn’t strong up front, but Georgia was also on a mission to show they deserved to be in the chip.

  • Gene

    Hawaii is a different team when it plays on the mainland. Georgia was a much better team than last year’s oklahoma squad.

    It was easy to pick against a team with a coach named June. What were his parents thinking?

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    Even my fat ass could have sacked Colt Brennan last night

  • http://maxsportz.com maxsportz

    The athletes may have had a chance for Hawaii to keep it close had they had time on offense, but UGA was ready to play and their d Line lit up Hawaii’s blockers.