So here’s the thing about the keys to a win against a team like UMass.
It’s not so much about the score - the fact that Georgia will win is a foregone conclusion as long as the MInutemen don’t bring one of their 1990s Hoops squads to play at Stegeman.
For Georgia, it’s not about if it wins, but more about how it does so and in turn, not sleepwalking around going into COFH next weekend.
As much hand-wringing as there was over the latest red-zone woes against Auburn, one troubling thing was the emergence of penalties in that stretch, namely ones that were pre-snap. Penalties like a late hit come with being aggressive and are one thing. Mental errors - those are a whole other migraine together. Georgia needs to play like this game matters and have few penalties on Saturday.
Act like it matters
Sure it would invite some comment to the effect of, ‘of course you scored that many,’ but the last thing Georgia needs to do is show no emotion, as it did against MTSU. That’s the last thing a team needs going into a rival game and having to look around and hope momentum can be recaptured.
Fix The Red Zone
The quality of opponent may not be strong, but it’s a good time for Georgia to get well in the 20s, work on things and fine-tune them. This is likely a bigger discussion for next week, but as much as Tech plays ball-control, failing to score inside the five will be unacceptable and potentially dooming to a Georgia win.