Assuming a global pandemic does not get in the way, here’s three keys for Georgia to do something that has not been done ever since Mike Patrick wondered aloud on national TV ‘what Britney was doing with her life.’
Adversity - find a way to overcome it
Admit it. You’ve made the “Tyler Simmons was onsides” joke a few times, at least. And the Justin Fields -fake punt reference - single plays that defined Georgia losses to Alabama.
Let’s face it. It’s a big game. Breaks are bound to go against you when it’s Alabama. It’s the way things shake out. Key for Georgia is not letting those moments swing the game’s momentum..or not being in position to have it taken away to start with.
Control the outside receivers
You don’t have to watch the Crimson Tide much to know how good their receivers are. With Mac Jones under center, these guys are going to get their chunks of yards. Georgia needs to find a way to minimize that and avoid lapse in coverage within the secondary. If the Dawgs can do that, they can then lean on their defense to stop the run.
Win the trenches
Speaking of physicality, this game will be made or broken here - Georgia’s defensive line against their offensive counterparts on the Alabama side. Georgia’s starters don’t just have to prevail here - the guys that Georgia rotates in will have to do the same. If the Dawgs don’t get worn down, they can do what they have not done in recent years, own the fourth quarter and beat the Crimson Tide.