Georgia must make the Hogs one dimensional
Arkansas averages around 480 yards of total offense, with 261 yards coming from their rush attack.
Like Georgia, they like to establish the run, so they don’t have to make KJ Jefferson throw more than 25 times. If they can run the ball and win, they will.
Georgia’s defense needs to pay attention to this and utilize that solid defensive front to slow down the Hogs.
Arkansas averages 5.6 yards a rush, with Trelon Smith being their leading rusher. He has 59 carries for 308 yards and three touchdowns. Georgia has yet to give up a rushing touchdown this season, so they’ll have to stay on top of Smith to avoid letting him get in a groove.
Jefferson also likes to use his legs as he is the second-leading rusher for the Hogs. He has 32 carries for 253 yards and two scores.
The good thing about this is the Dawgs only give up around 69 yards a game on the ground, and while that would be nice to see against Arkansas, holding them to at least 100 yards will be ideal.
Georgia doesn’t have to load the box up with a ton of guys to stop the run. With Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, Devonte Wyatt, Nolan Smith — you get the point — they have guys who have the horizontal speed needed to stop the run.
There doesn’t need to be a ton of fancy schematics against the Hogs. Georgia has more talent on the defensive side of the ball, and they just need to play football.
If the Dawgs can make Arkansas rely more on the passing game than the running, it’ll be a long night for the Hogs.
Georgia must also pressure Jefferson because when the Dawgs put pressure and create havoc, it demoralizes offenses and causes mistakes.