Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/1/13
In what was billed as 'the game of the week' of college football's opening weekend, Georgia and Clemson didn't disappoint.A back and forth contest that literally went down to the final minute of the game, everyone who left knew they had just witnessed an instant classic.And while the Tigers' 38-35 victory over the Bulldogs may have them on the inside track to a BCS title berth, the season has only begun.Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from last night's game:THE GOODTajh Boyd established himself as Heisman frontrunner. While Johnny Manziel was sitting out of the first half of his game, and Braxton Miller was trying to stay healthy, Boyd emerged as the player to watch.Completing 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards and three passing TDs, and running for another two TDs, Boyd established himself as the early favorite in the Heisman race.Sammy Watkins. The junior receiver made his case for Heisman, too, catching six passes for 127 yards and a TD. Unfortunately for Watkins, unless Boyd has a bad day, he'll have a hard time surpassing his teammate.Fans of high-flying offenses. Both fans of Clemson and Georgia who were looking to see their respective teams put points on the board were rewarded. In fact, in addition to the 73 total points scored by both teams, they also combined for 1013 yards of total offense.The BADThe defense. As in there was little defense played last night, if any. Not only did both teams' defense surrender more than 450 yards of total offense, they also allowed more than 400 yards rushing.Fortunately for the Tigers, they get a week to brush up on their defensive skills, as they face South Carolina St next weekend.For the Bulldogs, however, they better figure out what went wrong quick; No. 6 South Carolina travels to Athens for a showdown next week.THE UGLYBulldog injuries. Georgia lost one of their leading receivers, Malcolm Mitchell, to a knee injury early in the game, and running back Todd Gurley left the game briefly with soreness in his quadriceps. A few more injuries like those could derail a Bulldog campaign for the SEC championship.
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