Brown didn’t mince words when it came to Saturday’s showing, though.
“Whenever UGA starts winning, they gain momentum and they beat people by a lot,” she said. “Whenever they start losing, they just (get blown out). That was terrible.”
Finlayson took solace in Alabama’s performance. The Crimson Tide barely escaped Mississippi State with a win – 31-24 – on Saturday and while they’ll likely assume the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings, that game proved previously unfound vulnerabilities.
“When Alabama played Mississippi State, they showed that they were human,” she said. “They made mistakes. We beat Mississippi (State) and they almost beat Alabama. They got their touchdown with 30 seconds left on the clock but they almost went into overtime. So I think we definitely have a chance if they work hard and stay determined, we can beat them.”
UGA student Willie Williams echoed the same sentiment. But even if UGA is upset in the next few weeks, or gashed by Alabama or Auburn in the SEC championship, Williams will keep cheering.
“We support them either way,” he said. “You’re only as good as your last game.”