Georgia football has to avoid coughing up the football and making silly mistakes
The biggest thing on offense that Georgia football has to do is protect the ball. In the games that the Dawgs have “struggled” in, turnovers were one of the biggest reasons those opponents stayed in the game.
Georgia coughed it up three times against Kent State, twice against Missouri, and three times against Florida. The Dawgs cannot do that against Tennessee because that offense knows how to score points and fast. Tennessee’s defense is good at forcing turnovers, as the Vols’ have recorded nine interceptions and five forced fumbles.
The Dawgs have to protect the ball and not make silly mistakes. Discipline is a key in this game, and they cannot give the Vols any extra ammo. Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett has to have a good game. He hasn’t played great in recent weeks, and there have been a few times when he forces things way too much. He needs to play his game and trust his game — it is good enough to beat this team.
Bennett must be aware and use his high football IQ to do some damage. He has a great offensive line that will protect him, as they’ve given up just seven sacks — tied for the fewest amount in the SEC. However, pressure situations aren’t when Bennett struggles but more when he has too much time to throw.
So Tennessee will likely blitz a lot after watching Missouri do it to the Dawgs. Bennett is strong against the blitz, with 16 touchdowns. He has guys he trusts to get the ball quickly too, which will be a key on Saturday.
We need this offense to protect the ball and for Bennett to channel his 2021 playoff mindset because Georgia needs a performance like that out of him against the Vols.
Now for the defensive keys and how Georgia can stop this offense.