Top 3 TCU players the Georgia Bulldogs must stop

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TCU vs Georgia Bulldogs: 1). Quentin Johnston

There is no doubt that Duggan’s success this season was significantly helped by the stand-out performance of wide receiver Johnston who was a key target for the Horned Frogs quarterback. In fact, Johnston had his best season in a TCU jersey with 65 catches for 1,100 yards and 7 touchdowns.

The worry for Georgia fans is that Johnston seems to reserve his best performances for big games. In each of the Horned Frog’s last seven games, Johnston had a catch of 30 yards or more. In four of these games, he had catches of 50 yards or more.

At times the Georgia defense struggled to contain Marvin Harrison in the Peach Bowl and Dawgs fans would have been relieved to see Harrison leave the field unable to return due to injury. Equally, Johnston will be a handful for the Georgia secondary. In the Fiesta Bowl the 6’4″ junior from Temple, Texas caught 10 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown against Michigan and was named Fiesta Bowl MVP.

One of the areas that Kirby Smart and his defensive coaches know they have to tighten up on is in secondary. Against LSU and Ohio State, the Georgia secondary allowed 850 passing yards which was eye-opening for a defense that was like an iron curtain last season.  The last thing they want to come up against is a monster like Johnston.

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However, TCU is no longer the surprise package it was before facing off with Michigan. The tape is there and the Georgia coaching staff has been scrutinizing the film to give them an edge in this epic matchup. Georgia football fans have their hopes in Kirby Smart finding a way to stop this Cinderella story from having any more fairytale stories.