Georgia goes for its fourth win in a row on Saturday against Tennessee as a confident Volunteers team comes to town.
Here’s three keys to a win for the Dawgs!
Win the trenches
It was probably more than just coach speak when Kirby Smart said this week that Tennessee was the best team Georgia has played this year - yes, better than Auburn.
A big reason for that is an experienced offensive line - and chair and finger jokes aside, having Cade Mays starting outside at tackle does not hurt, either.
Other than Alabama, this is likely the best offensive line Georgia will face, and it’s vital that the Dawgs win up front and force Jarrett Guarantano out of the pocket to make plays and also disallow the Vols straight-ahead run game to control things.
Take advantage early
Say what you will about Tennessee’s string of wins being against weak foes, but wins and still wins, and this team is confident that it can win football games. The best way for Georgia to take advantage is to score early on and erode that confidence.
Keep spreading things out
Last week’s coming out party for Kearis Jackson was big not just for him, but for Stetson Bennett as well as some strong chemistry between the two of them, not to mention showing that in Todd Monken’s offense, Jackson was carving himself into what amounts to a ‘safety valve’ for Bennett.
If Georgia can continue to establish Jackson as a secondary option and not allow Tennessee to just key on George Pickens, it’ll be a good day for Georgia offensively.