3. Dawgs defense hung tough when it mattered most
Georgia’s defense will put their names in the history books after this season, and it’ll be because they fought so hard to keep offenses out of the endzone. There are other reasons, but their ability to put a wall up on that goal line is impressive. You have to marvel at it.
Four of their nine games saw opponents settle for either no points or field goals instead of touchdowns.
Georgia refuses to give up more than 13 points in a game, and if they even allow a team to get in the endzone, those are too many points.
That aggressive nature is perfect for defining what makes up national championship-caliber defenses.
The goal line stand at the end of the ball game tells the story of this defense and how no matter if a player is first, second or third-string, the goal is to keep opponents out of the endzone. Georgia did that and made sure Missouri didn’t score any more points.
Georgia’s defensive performance likely lit a fire under their tails because they missed a few too many tackles and gave up over 100-yards on the ground. They might not have wreaked as much havoc as they wanted to, but it was enough to get the win.
Good luck, Tennessee, because those mistakes will get fixed before they head to Knoxville.
However, Georgia’s aggressiveness down the stretch showed their heart and how important their point goals are to them. This unit has the makings of a national title winner, and they will do everything in their power to make it happen.