Georgia football: 3 simple things the defense does to demolish Georgia Tech

Travon Walker reacts after a sack with Nakobe Dean. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Travon Walker reacts after a sack with Nakobe Dean. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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Hendon Hooker of the Tennessee Volunteers drops back to pass while being chased by Devonte Wyatt. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Georgia football win on third down

Georgia football sees its opponents average 31.82% of their third downs, which is pretty good nationally.

The Dawgs are ranked No. 9 in the country in opponent third-down conversions and No.1 in the SEC. Georgia has this uncanny ability to get teams off the field on third down, and it’s been so beneficial this season.

Last week the Dawgs forced 10 three-and-outs against Charleston Southern, and if they play their cards right, they could do it again on Saturday.

Georgia Tech converts 37% of their third downs, which isn’t great, so the Dawgs need to keep the pressure on and pay attention to avoid easy conversions.

The Yellow Jackets aren’t afraid to go for it on fourth down either, as they’ve tried it 21 times and have a 48% conversion rate. Georgia must shut it down on these situations and enforce its will on Tech.

Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins has the guts to go for it, and after seeing quarterbacks rush a little against Georgia, he will try and use Jeff Sims like that. The Dawgs must stay disciplined and remember they know how to tackle and do it well.

With it being their third-straight noon game, there should be no sluggishness. This team knows what it’s like to get up and play ball, so the sooner they put this out of reach, the better. Georgia’s backups will see some reps, and they did well last week on third and fourth down situations, so this week will only make them better.