Yours truly has seen Friday Night Lights one too many times to count, both the movie and TV show. If any of our readers are from South Georgia, they can likely relate some part of high school football from the 229 and 912 area codes to FNL.
How does this tie into Arkansas State?
Presenting Gary Gaines ‘Be Perfect” Speech
For Georgia on Saturday, the focus doesn’t so much in my mind center on a score. It’s how the Bulldogs get to the final result.
Georgia’s coaches and players can push forward all the optics that they want about nobody in the building thinking about Notre Dame yet, but if you believe that nobody in Athens is thinking yet about the Irish, then I have some mountain-view property to sell you that’s located in Northeast Florida.
However a win is defined on Saturday, here are the three keys to getting there
Sound play and good fundamentals
Saturday’s as close to a dress rehearsal for Notre Dame as it gets. It’ll wrap up a three-game swing leading into, let’s be honest, the second-biggest home game in school history. Georgia needs to go into that week with a burst and play well - more aptly - limit turnovers and mental penalties.
Limit Big Plays
Similar to last week against Murray State, a big touchpoint for Georgia’s defense will be to minimize big plays surrendered. If this group does that, it won’t hurt its mindset as it sets up to defend next week against ND.
We know Fromm can throw it deep. Before next week gets here, one thing many would like to see is more targeting of the tight ends. With Eli Wolf and Charlie Woerner, there is absolutely talent there. Getting this group a wind at its back leading into next weekend would be huge.