One player that Georgia football must find a way to stop is linebacker Will Anderson.
Anderson, a Georgia native, left the state to enroll at Alabama and has become one of the best players in the country.
Another defender who has legitimately entered Heisman discussions, Anderson, is the nation’s leading pash rusher. He has 14.5 sacks, 49 solo tackles, 85 tackles in total, and eight quarterback hurries at this point heading into Saturday’s SEC title game.
This week, Anderson was named SEC Defensive player of the week, Anderson’s fifth such honor of the season.
So what do the Bulldogs have to do to stop Anderson?
Well, so far this season, SEC coaches have had mixed success, with the consensus being that double-teaming Anderson is the best way to stop him.
Only Texas A&M has stopped Anderson from recording any sacks or tackles from loss, which, as you will recall, is the Tide’s only defeat this season. Perhaps that film has the blueprint for Georgia head coach Kirby Smart to follow on Saturday?
Of course, like Georgia, Alabama has strength in depth, which means that the supporting cast around Anderson is also strong.
While the Alabama offense has come under some stinging criticism, the Tide’s defense has consistently stayed in the Top-10 of the defensive rankings. This stat means the Alabama defense is no one-trick pony.