Deion Sanders defeated TCU on its home field in his coaching debut for Colorado, making about the largest impact he could. He said, "We retain receipts," in case anyone was still unsure.
Kirby Smart, whose Georgia football team destroyed TCU in January to win a second consecutive national championship, scored 31 points in the second half to defeat UT Martin 48-7.
He used a different strategy than Sanders.
What is the feedback? is the next stage in this process, Smart said. "And I'm not talking about your comments; regrettably, I don't care what you have to say or think. To determine who we are and where we are going, we get to watch the tape and ask, "What does the feedback say?" and figure out who we are and where we go from here.
So what is the next step for Georgia? Before beginning SEC play against a South Carolina club that opened the season with a 31-17 loss to North Carolina, Ball State, another non-power five team, will play at noon on Saturday.
Moreover, Mike Bobo and Carson Beck, two Georgia football players, still have some growing pains.
Three lessons from Georgia's season-opening victory over UT-Martin
Going into week two, consider the following three questions:
Did the Georgia football result have any future implications?
Really not. Although the offensive performance didn't match that of Ole Miss (73-7 over Mercer) or Oklahoma (73-0 over Arkansas State), it was quite similar to the final margin in the six FCS games played under Smart previously, which was an average score of 44-10.
Last season, UT Martin lost 65-24 to No. 3 Tennessee, 45-0 to No. 11 Florida, and 50-7 to Kentucky in its last three games against SEC opponents.
At the half, the score was 17-0, according to UT Martin coach Jason Simpson. We anticipated receiving their best effort in the third quarter.
With its 18th consecutive victory, Georgia set a school record. Currently 34-1 in their previous 35 games, the Bulldogs.
Who will UGA rely on to start the SEC season at wide receiver?
It's difficult to say. Rara Thomas wasn't heard from much on the practice field, despite being a nice transfer portal acquisition from Mississippi State. On Saturday, he was only targeted once, but it resulted in the longest play of the contest—a 56-yard reception.
We were aware that we would need to incorporate Rara, Arian (Smith), and Dillon Bell as well as identify players who would serve as our weapons throughout the year, Smart added.
Ladd McConkey (back) and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (suspension) will unquestionably play in the front row and are expected to return by the South Carolina game.
Arian Smith, a serious threat, was targeted five times but not caught. Mehki Mews had the most receiving yards of any wideout with 75, and he also scored on a 54-yard field goal.
Carson Beck, the quarterback, said: "A lot of different individuals made plays.
What role did injuries play in the Georgia Bulldogs' performance?
Due to an MCL injury, the team's leading returning rusher Daijun Edwards was unable to play, however he might have participated had it not been an FCS opponent.
Due to a foot ailment, inside linebacker Smael Mondon didn't start and only played a small portion of the game's snaps.
The only player with more catches than walk-ons Cash Jones and Mehki Mews was tight end Brock Bowers.
With 53 yards on 9 carries, Kendall Milton led the team in rushing, but his hamstring continued to bother him.
He didn't want us to play with two backs who had never played collegiate football, "said Smart. "He would probably estimate his percentage at around 90%.
On a night when C.J. Allen, a freshman, played early and finished with two tackles, Mondon only had one.