Georgia head coach Mark Richt was obviously impressed with what Greyson Lambert did during Saturday night’s 52-20 win over South Carolina.
Lambert went 24-of-25 for 330 yards and three touchdowns to set an NCAA record for completion percentage (96 percent) and a program-best for consecutive completions (20). But Richt wanted to point out that more than just Lambert’s accuracy went into the performance.
“There are a lot of things that have to go right for a quarterback to have that kind of day,” Richt said. “Certainly, it starts with protection and guys catching the ball on the other end. How many times does the ball get dropped here and there?”
Lambert’s record of 20 consecutive completions broke former Georgia quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo’s mark of 19. Richt said all it would take is for a receiver to not come through on one pass during the streak for Lambert not to have the record.
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Nine players caught a pass from Lambert, with Malcolm Mitchell leading the way with eight catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.
“If one guy would have dropped a ball we wouldn't be talking about this quite so much and Bobo would still be No. 1,” Richt said. “It was good to see. It was just one game, one performance, so we don't want to get too carried away."