3. Talented freshmen on both sides
The storyline that will get hammered to death during the off-season for Texas football is how much this group was able to get out of the 2018 freshmen class. Georgia also is getting accustomed to hauling in top five ranked recruiting classes in the nation year in and year out under head coach Kirby Smart. The contributions from each program’s freshmen class was felt this fall.
Ingram bringing a lot to the table for the ground game was just one example of all that the Horns got from this freshman class. The true freshmen safety tandem that featured Caden Sterns and B.J. Foster brought out the best of the immediate impact players Herman signed for the 2018 Texas football recruiting class.
Not all of the freshmen that stepped up for the Dawgs were first-year players on campus in Athens, GA. The main example came from the defensive back that is likely going to be tasked with limiting Humphrey, redshirt freshman Eric Stokes. True freshman defensive back Tyson Campbell is another good example of an impact first-year standout for the Dawgs.
Both defenses are going to have some freshmen that are seeing a stage like this for the first time in their collegiate careers. Whoever can handle the stage of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day better among each program’s freshmen could be the team that comes out on top.