Ladd McConkey a prominent piece to Georgia’s sizzling offensive start

University of Georgia photo by Kayla Renie / Georgia receiver Ladd McConkey, a redshirt sophomore from Chatsworth, scores one of his two touchdowns during the 49-3 opening rout of Oregon on Sept. 3.

The Georgia Bulldogs are putting up offensive numbers that are noticeably superior to those of last season's national champions.

With Ladd McConkey right in the thick of it.

The 6-foot, 185-pound redshirt sophomore receiver out of North Murray High School is a prominent weapon for the nation's top-ranked team, averaging 16.2 yards per catch and 9.7 yards per carry through whippings of Oregon (49-3), Samford (33-0) and South Carolina (48-7). The Bulldogs are averaging 532.2 yards a contest, dwarfing last year's 442.9-yard clip.

"Obviously we've had some great success, and when things are working, you roll with it," McConkey said Monday during a news conference. "We've done a great job of getting the players on the perimeter and letting them do their things. We've done a great job dispersing the ball and letting everybody get a little piece of the action.