There's not much to say here. I'll make some key points and a prediction, but there's nothing I could come up with that would top the work The Good Senator has accomplished in breaking down the game
. His analysis of the stats is spot on and I have to agree with most, if not all, of his prognostications. Definitely give him a look when you have the chance.
When Georgia Tech has the ball:
It's all about Tashard Choice. The NATS knows that he's their bread and butter. What Coach Martinez should know is that Tech can't pass. Taylor Bennett is as dangerous as Reggie Ball on vicodin. The Chantastic Offense could be used as a euthanasia technique in nursing homes across the nation, so don't expect them to do anything other than hand the ball to Choice and ride him for all he's worth.
We need to stuff as many in the box as possible and dare them to throw. I think if we do that and it sets up some passing situations, I expect our Secondary to play up to the level they've played lately and then hopefully create some turnovers. When UGA has the ball:
Do what Tech does, but pass better. Tech has a really good Defense, regardless of the level of competition they have played, so if we can run the ball, it will really open up the passing game. We're going to see a lot of blitzing and they will stuff plenty in the box early to stop Knowshon. If he can't get off to a fast start, we need to run some quick screens and soften up the Defense before returning to the run.
Remember when we ran so many screens against OSU that their D-linemen didn't know whether or not to pass rush? Yeah, we need to do something like that. Also, don't forget that we have some great WRs that can make some big plays. We need to use all our weapons and run to set up the pass. Overall:
I hate to say this, but I expect a blowout. I'm not tyring to jinx us at all, but Tech doesn't seem like a very focused team right now and even though I think we're going to get their best effort, I just don't seem them playing disciplined enough to really cause a lot of trouble for us.
The real key is how focused our team is going to be. I think our guys are as ready to play this game as they ever will be, and if I am correct in that assumption, we should have no problems on Saturday.
Until next time kids.
Be safe (and Go Dawgs!).
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