Georgia football takes on Charleston Southern this upcoming Saturday, and this defense needs to prove a point.
The Dawgs wreaked havoc all over Tennessee, and this week should be the same.
There should be no mercy on this 4-5 team because the Dawgs are No.1 in the country and have made opponents cry for 10 straight weeks.
Game 11 should be no different, so instead of finding three specific things, we’re going to keep this short and sweet — make the Bucs quit at all cost.
Georgia doesn’t need to worry about anything but suffocating Charleston Southern and, of course, avoid giving up any unnecessary points.
The Dawgs have a far superior team to Charleston Southern, so shut them down and do it quickly instead of risking anything.
Georgia starters like Nakobe Dean, Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt, and countless others will see playing time, but this is the game you let the guys who have fewer reps under their belt get them.
Like the offense, this group needs to do their job and let the younger guys get to work. Resting this elite defense is vital if they want to continue dominating teams throughout the season.
Georgia has to find a way to get as healthy as possible for the SEC Championship game and eventually the playoffs. A healthy Dawg squad is lethal, and this team banged up is already pretty suffocating.
The Bucs average just 26.44 points a game and give up 25. According to their stats, they are more successful through the air, so the Dawgs secondary will have to pay attention. However, if the pass rush stays tough, they won’t have to worry about it much.
This game will allow the coaching staff to test new things out in the secondary and other parts of the defense, but at the same time, it will enable the defense to rack up on some stats.
Georgia just needs to end this game as fast as possible. Get a big win for the seniors, but there is no time for a trap game, especially now. The Dawgs need to prove a point here and blow out Charleston Southern 63-0.
So forget about all the specific keys this week.
Get some turnovers, shut down the Bucs offense and hit hard. The bigger statement they make, the better it looks on paper. Instead, the Dawgs just need to bully another opponent into quitting.