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Another Classic Jake Fromm Showcase

By BJ Bennett
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Though the sheer volume of his production might not always match that of his peers', Fromm's proficiency remains as good as it gets.

Even for a standout quarterback who has been one of college football's premier passers, Jake Fromm's latest effort was a classic showcase of just how great he is. Fromm completed 24-of-29 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, setting the tone for a 526-yard, 26-first down offensive outburst for Georgia in a 43-14 win at Tennessee.

Though the sheer volume of his production might not always match that of his peers', Fromm's proficiency remains as good as it gets.

Beyond merely the numbers, Fromm's big plays were timely on Rocky Top. He, with the Bulldogs trailing 14-13 late in the second quarter, rallied the offense to a pair of touchdowns in less than two minutes, connecting with Lawrence Cager and George Pickens for scores in a couple of game-changing sequences. On Georgia's final two drives of the first half, Fromm was 6-of-6 passing for 58 yards and two touchdowns. With the Bulldogs needing a spark, he, as usual, made of the most of his opportunities.

On multiple throws, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Cager that was called back due to penalty, Fromm's next-level precision was on clear display. From making reads and adjustments at the line of scrimmage to showing a command and poise in the pocket to converting a variety of throws to all parts of the field, Georgia's quarterback both looked and played the part. Fromm, with multiple Bulldogs starring, was, again, the best player on the field.    

Fromm's 288 yards passing were the second-most of his heralded career, the most of any regular season contest. For critics wanting him to push the ball downfield more regularly, the results, as has been the case with almost every single one of his performances, were striking. The Tennessee game stands as one of the most impressive showings of Fromm's storied tenure at Georgia, with more of the same likely on the horizon as he and his reshuffled receiver rotation become even more comfortable in new coordinator James Coley's offensive scheme. 

To date, Fromm's overall efficiency numbers are remarkable: 77.48% passing, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions and nearly ten yards per pass attempt. Those numbers have come against a schedule featuring top ten Notre Dame and two SEC road games. 

For all of his stats, significant compilations which will ultimately help Fromm go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks in SEC history, Fromm is now 29-5 as Georgia's quarterback, counting the Appalachian State game where he came in early for then-injured now-Washington quarterback Jake Eason. Saturday night at Neyland Stadium was simply more of the same. 

Simply put, Fromm is a superstar. He, in an era of macro and more, just does it his way. Saturday night was another near-perfect example. A storied legacy continues.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports