It is formal: UGA freshman George Pickens will have to sit out the first half of following week’s SEC Championship match.
Pickens was ejected just after throwing various punches into the helmet of a Ga Tech defender in the next half of UGA’s 52-7 get on Saturday.
It is a significant blow to the Bulldogs, as the staff will already be out, Lawrence Cager, the team’s primary receiver, owing to damage. Cager sat out the Georgia Tech sport and will skip future 7 days owing to injury.
Certainly, subsequent weekend’s SEC Championship video game is UGA’s greatest activity of the season, as the Bulldogs will make the playoff if they conquer LSU.
Back to Pickens: Even though Pickens is only a freshman, he has swiftly turned into just one of school football’s top newcomers. Cager entered Saturday’s activity major the SEC in various obtaining categories for freshmen.
Pickens was thrown out of the Ga Tech match soon after throwing forearm haymakers into the helmet of Jackets defensive back again Tre Swilling.
ABC-Tv set/ESPN Allison Williams described that Pickens explained to UGA mentor Kirby Smart later on on the sidelines that “(Swilling) punched me very first in the throat.”
Replays did indicate that Swilling did initiate the punching portion of the altercation with a pair of speedy punches at Pickens’ neck.
But Pickens caught the focus of the referees after he wound up and threw various haymakers with his forearm into the helmet of Swilling.
It was previously a tough day for Pickens, as he sat out the initial 50 % owing to a “team make any difference,” for each DawgNation’s Mike Griffith.