The time of day will be earlier, and it likely threw a wrench in some tailgating plans, but in the end, Georgia will host MTSU on Saturday in Athens fresh off its big win over South Carolina.
No doubt, the Bulldogs will be hungry for a win Here’s three ingredients to getting that exactly accomplished.
Pass The Energy Test
Saturday will be a test of how this team plays when the bright lights are not shining. This won’t be a primetime audience or rabid road environment due to Thursday’s moving of the game to Noon. It’s easy to be motivated when a lot is on the line. Depending on fan turnout Saturday, it may very well be a test of how focused this team can be outside of those big moments and execute to expectations.
Contain The Pass
Given how much Brent Stockstill and MTSU throw the ball, the figure to focus on may not be yards - those will come by default. The key will be to make sure those throws do not turn into big plays.
In a way, playing MTSU works out well for Georgia. Much a Wofford or Georgia Southern serves as a warmup for Georgia Tech, Saturday will be a nice defensive dress rehersal for Mizzou and Drew Lock next week.
Drive The Ball!
It’s a tried and true formula. The best way to stop a potent offense? Hold the ball an keep them on the field. In other words, Georgia needs a lot of overpowering, keep the ball drives like it had last week in the third quarter.