While the Wisconsin Badgers took the field today against the No. 3 ranked Ohio State and had their own problems to deal with, so did a former quarterback in Graham Mertz. The Florida Gators met the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs, and there were plenty of reactions to how the former Wisconsin Badgers QB performed, and the overall game that the Gators had.
Graham Mertz : 25/34 for 230 yards, 2 TD passes, 1 TD run, lost fumble & a 48.4 QBR pic.twitter.com/95E7unkmdf
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) October 29, 2023
Some called Graham Mertz’s stats empty, others blamed other parts of the Gators, and others still praised Mertz for his efforts against the juggernaut Georgia Bulldogs.
Former Wisconsin Badgers QB’s Performance
Before we get to the social media reactions, it’s important to see just how the former Wisconsin Badgers QB performed under center this week. Mertz went 25 for 34 through the air with 230 yards and two touchdowns. He also punched one into the end zone rushing, in what seemed to be Mertz having to take matters into his own hands during this game as the O-line let him down.
The game plan was clearly to deceive and pass by the Gators, as there was a clear mismatch with the offensive line and defense of the Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the Gators, the Bulldogs were able to figure out a couple of trick plays and held the Gators down as they’ve done to so many teams this season.
The start to the game was promising, with the former Wisconsin Badgers QB punching one through on the opening drive, but unfortunately, Graham Mertz and the Gators would only gain one yard on their next 18 plays, a credit to the Bulldogs defense. All-in-all, the Gators ended up with four sacks against them, showing how a decent quarterback isn’t everything in football.
Social Media Reactions for Graham Mertz and the Florida Gators
Now, let’s look at the social media reactions to the former Wisconsin Badgers QB and his play today.
Dear Graham Mertz,
It’s time to take off the 15 jersey.
You are not worthy of wearing the same number as Tim Tebow.
Gator Nation pic.twitter.com/NJCCWH7bpi
— Nick Adams (Alpha Male) (@NickAdamsinUSA) October 28, 2023
For the record i think graham mertz is good. Florida, however, is bad
— colby (@ColbysBarne) October 28, 2023
Graham Mertz is just awful
— Joe Sports (@_IAMJOESPORTS) October 28, 2023
If you think Graham Mertz was the problem today, there is no hope for you.
— Arli$ BoardingHIM (@KPhillips39) October 29, 2023
I’m not saying that Gator nation should not be very excited for Billy and his recruiting. But besides Graham Mertz the utilization of the portal this year is not where it needs to be especially on offensive and defensive line.
— Icy Gator (@burnkarma) October 29, 2023
Gonna need an entirely new OL. Guy can’t do it on his own. Ask Graham Mertz.
— Zach (@ZacharyArost) October 29, 2023
— Nick VanZandt (@VanzandtNick) October 28, 2023
Graham Mertz heading into halftime pic.twitter.com/uFZE0P1Mlb
— Michael Scott (@WashedUpJustin_) October 28, 2023
Graham Mertz has no time to throw the ball
Secondary stopped trolling
Daijun Edwards still elite
Ladd McConkey back
Bobo not spamming screen passes and is actually letting Beck air it out
Georgia up 26-7 at half pic.twitter.com/DEt4BzVMWW
— Javon Bullard Enthusiast (@ATL_SSG_Fan) October 28, 2023
Imagine thinking Graham Mertz had a chance against Georgia
— Donald Hutchens (@McButterstick11) October 28, 2023
Graham Mertz is the worst player I’ve ever seen wear the Orange & Blue in my life
— Casey (@caseyaaronhurst) October 28, 2023
How many times is Graham Mertz going to be sacked today
— Julia Jacobo (@JuliaTheWriter) October 28, 2023