Georgia football must establish a dominant rush attack
One of the biggest things Georgia football will have to do successfully is run the ball. The Dawgs have to win up front and establish a rush attack that gets big chunks of yards. Kenny McIntosh and Daijun Edwards are primed and ready for a big game. The last few weeks have been great to see the Dawgs gaining confidence on the ground. However, the rushing attack has been what Georgia turned to in the red zone.
Of Georgia’s 41 touchdowns, 28 have been on the ground. Among those 28 scores, 18 were 5 yards or fewer, six were seven to 20 yards long, and four were 20-plus yards long. That stat tells us the Dawgs are getting into the red zone and can punch it in with ease.
Against the Vols, Georgia must establish a rush attack that complements the passing game. The Dawgs have to win the trench battle, and if they do, it could get ugly. Tennessee has a strong rush defense, but at the same time, the only SEC team they held to under 100 yards was LSU. They gave up 141 rushing yards to Florida, 114 to Alabama, and 106 to Kentucky. Pitt also recorded 141 rushing yards on the Vols.
If Georgia can run the ball against the Vols, they can control the clock and keep Tennessee’s high-powered offense off the field. Running the ball will also wear down the Tennessee defense, which doesn’t quite have the same depth as Georgia.