Shake off the doldrums
It eventually happened, but not fast enough. The Bulldogs had 31 yards in the first half against a bad team. They rolled for 162 in the second quarter, putting the game away with three touchdown drives, but they can't give good teams a head start. "We've got to work on starting fast," senior wide receiver Sean Bailey said.
For the most part, they did, particularly in the second quarter. However, it wasn't a perfect game. Bailey and fellow senior Mikey Henderson each had a drop. It didn't hurt them this time, but it will down the line. On the positive side, Demiko Goodman made just the second highlight catch of the season, a diving 34-yard touchdown grab.
There's no other way to describe Stafford during the second quarter. In one eight-play stretch, he had completions for 22, 17, 8, 15, 24, 18 and 23 yards. Two of those passes were touchdowns.