Georgia Football monster nose tackle Jordan Davis will have himself a day
In 2020 Georgia played one of the best Florida teams they have had in a decade.
Georgia was without senior safety Richard LeCounte and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt. They were also without nose tackle Jordan Davis. The loss of Davis was tremendous.
In 2019 Davis had a great game against the Gators, as it was his coming out party. Without Davis and Wyatt up the middle the Gators were able to play their game on offense.
Fast forward to this season, and this defense is the most elite unit in all of college football. Stopping the run is a priority, and Florida’s offense is limited to only being a threat on the ground. Throwing four interceptions against LSU, Florida does not want to throw the ball around.
However, they will have to because Davis will not allow Florida to get the run game going.
Davis being in the lineup is such a boost — on the field and off. That day in January when he announced he was returning to Georgia was a red-letter day. Multiple players announced and have contributed to the Dawgs, but Davis coming back elevated the defense to the level it’s at now.
On the season, the Dawgs allow just 64.29 on the ground each game. Last week Georgia held Kentucky to 51 yards rushing. The Wildcats rushed for 330 yards the week before against LSU. The Dawgs’ rush defense starts up the middle with Davis eating blocks and allowing other players to open lanes to rush into the backfield and attack the ball carrier.
Even if he is doing that, his performance this season has started a Davis for Heisman campaign, which if he does well, this game will explode into a movement.
Having an elite player in the middle of this elite defense is a problem for Florida. With Davis back in the lineup, this season will ultimately help Georgia contain the Gators rushing attack and force Florida to play the game the way they would not want to.