Georgia football is taking on the undefeated, Top 25 Kentucky Wildcats at 7 o’clock Saturday. This is why we all love College football. We have great games all afternoon to roll into the Dawgs vs. Cats.
This time of year is excellent; we have MLB playoffs, CFB, and the NFL. This is why Fall is an unmatched season. Many Georgia fans love the Atlanta Braves, who are playing at 6 o’clock Saturday against the hated Phillies for the NLDS. I have a conspiracy about the start time of Game One of the series, and yet again, Major League Baseball is trying to hurt the Braves and the State of Georgia.
Now, I know Dawn of The Dawg is supposed to be solely about Georgia football, but I have to give some love to my Braves. Braves in four! We can get to Georgia vs. Kentucky with all that nonsense out of the way.
What is the deal with the Carson Beck hate? I see people on the Social Media streets hating on our guy Carson. Look, I know playing QB at Georgia is a challenging position to play. Everyone and their Grandmother has an opinion on how well they play or don’t play. But Carson Beck is not the problem with the offense.
The problem with the Offense is the O-line. It is easy to see that the O-line has not played well all season, which is a disappointment because they were thought to be one of the best in the country. Tate Ratledge took ownership of the O-line’s poor performance this week, and I commend him on it. But, as we know, talking and doing are two different things. Kentucky has a good D-line, probably the best Georgia will face all year. So, can Georgia’s O-line get it done?
Auburn ran the ball all over Georgia last week. Well, it felt that way. It was the only offense they had, but they did it effectively. I am not the most intelligent guy in the room, but I knew at the time it was not the D-line; it was the linebackers.
All this week, I watched videos of film guys breaking down what went wrong for the Dawgs against Auburn. The linebackers and defensive backs took poor angles every time, and their eyes read the play wrong. That can be fixed and probably has been worked on all week. Kentucky needs to run the ball to win this game. Ray Davis is a stud, and Flordia can tell you all about Davis.
So Georgia is going to have to limit the run game for Kentucky. Can they do it? Can they clamp down and make Devin Leary beat them? I will say that Auburn came out and used Payton Throne’s legs; I don’t see Kentucky using Leary’s legs.
Every time Georgia plays Kentucky, it is a knock-out, drag-out fight to the finish. Kentucky is one of the more physical teams in the SEC and tries to match Georgia in that area. If we are honest here, that works in the favor of the Dawgs. Not a single team, since Kirby Smart has taken over the Georgia program, has “out-physicalled” Georgia. Pair that with the massive talent gap, and Georgia usually beats teams that try to match with physicality.
I have been waiting all season to see when Georgia shows the country they are elite, but it has not happened yet. I thought it would be on the road against Auburn, but it did not happen. Thought it would have been against South Carolina, did not happen. So, will Georgia show they are elite in this game? Usually, it has been these types of games where Georgia shows you why they are the top Dawgs (pun intended). This is the game, and Georgia flexes its muscles. Dawgs on top 34-10!