Georgia football has performed well so far this season, but there will be a massive test for the Dawgs on Saturday as Arkansas comes to town looking for an upset.
However, the Hawgs haven’t faced a defense like Georgia. I’ll give Texas A&M some credit because they’re usually a solid team, but the Dawgs are on a different level.
Even though some people, looking at you Hog fans, think Georgia hasn’t played anyone. Well, I mean, that is fine to believe, but does it matter? The Dawgs have essentially shut down every offense it faced this season regardless of whether they ranked among the best teams in the country or have a losing record.
Clemson was the No. 2 team in the country, and despite losing for a second time last week, they have a lot of injuries now. South Carolina was no pushover either, even if their record says otherwise. UAB and Vandy, I’ll give to the folks out there claiming the Dawgs haven’t played anyone, but I have a feeling Saturday will shut them up for good.
Georgia is the No.1 team in the country in scoring defense as the Dawgs allow just 5.8 points a game. The Dawgs are No. 7 nationally in rush defense, giving up 69.50 yards, and No. 2 in pass defense as they give up just 115.8 yards through the air.
The most impressive stat, though, is that Georgia has the No.1 overall defense in the country, giving up 185.3 total yards a game and just 3.34 yards a play.
It’s kind of scary to think head coach Kirby Smart said something along the lines of this defense hasn’t even played up to its potential yet, and they’re not buying into the hype that the media has given them. Think about that for a second. This defense is dominating, and Smart feels like it’s not the best yet — good luck opponents, that’s all I’ll say.
After watching Arkansas’ film and the Vanderbilt game for the fourth time, here are three keys Georgia must do this week to slow down a stout Hogs offense and be victorious at the end of the fourth quarter.