Georgia football must force Arkansas to use the entire field
One of the things Arkansas likes to do is use the deep ball to their advantage, and they aren’t afraid to throw it downfield.
Starting quarterback KJ Jefferson loves to throw the long ball, but for the Dawgs to find success, they must force them to use the entire field.
Georgia has an excellent special teams unit that’ll pin the Hogs deep in their territory, so the Dawgs must avoid letting Jefferson get comfortable.
Force them to drive the length of the field and make Jefferson throw those short and intermediate passes.
He succeeds the most with the long ball, so if the Dawgs can limit those passes, it’ll force Jefferson to throw where he struggles to be consistent.
Georgia shouldn’t try to load the box because that is when Jefferson will connect with Treylon Burks and burn the defense.
So what the Dawgs need to do is make sure they are smart with coverage and scheme. Georgia doesn’t need to get too many people in the box, or do like they have throughout the season, make it look like you’re stacking the box, but have the linebackers stay back when they snap the ball.
Also, making sure the secondary is on top of things will go hand-in-hand with this as well.
Having Tykee Smith back in the secondary this week will give another set of legs for the Dawgs to utilize on the defense’s back end. Not to mention Kelee Ringo continues to grow each week and is one of the conferences shut down corners.
Ringo, Lewis Cine, Smith and the rest of the secondary guys must be on their A-games this week. Being aggressive without getting any stupid penalties will be essential in beating the Hogs this week.
Georgia will be victorious if the Dawgs can limit the Hogs to under 250 yards through the air.