6 things Georgia football does to remind the Vols they are little brother

Kenny McIntosh warms up before the Auburn game. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Brock Bowers catches a pass for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Georgia football needs to use its tight ends and often

One thing that Georgia football has is two of the best tight ends in the entire country. The Dawgs will need to use Brock Bowers and Darnell Washington often against the Vols because they are the two biggest weapons on this team.

Georgia doesn’t necessarily have an elite option at wide receiver, so the Dawgs need to focus on these two guys and use them. Since Georgia doesn’t have that consistent receiver that starting quarterback Stetson Bennett can go to, why not use the best player on the team and one emerging into a stud?

The Vols have struggled against the pass this year, which is not new to anyone. Throughout its first eight games, Tennessee especially struggled against the tight ends. Alabama’s Cameron Latu recorded six catches for 90 yards and a score. Keon Zipperer, Florida’s tight end, had three catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Pitt’s Gavin Bartholomew had five catches for 84 yards and a score.

Georgia should take advantage of that and utilize their tight ends because, unlike those three, the Dawgs’ can use theirs as downfield weapons. The Dawgs can also use them underneath, similar to what Florida, Alabama, and Pitt did. However, anyone who watches football knows that Tennessee has Bowers and Washington circled — that doesn’t mean they will do it successfully.

Bowers is good at creating separation in coverage, and Washington is getting much better at it. After Washington had a few drops last week, we think he will step up in a big way — this game could be his best yet. They are also great blockers, which will allow the Dawgs to use the receivers to make plays on the perimeter.

These two guys have to be big to help Georgia win this ball game, and both know how to do that in these games.