It’ll be another New Year’s Six Bowl for Georgia on Jan. 1 when it takes on Cincinnatti in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Here’s the keys to a bowl victory for Georgia.
The Want To
You saw it last night during the Cotton Bowl as the most recent example, and we saw it as Georgia fans two Sugar Bowls ago. How a team plays in a bowl game is a reflection of how much it means to be there. For every team like Oklahoma last night, there are teams like Florida that with players opting out, or feel that all goals from the season have departed. It’s obvious that Cincinnatti feels that it has a point to prove, so motivation is no issue, there. For Georgia’s depleted roster, we’ll soon find out how much it wants to show that it was good enough to be in a bigger conversation for the top four if not the recovery of JT Daniels not coming a few weeks earlier.
Win the trenches
As we have touched on within this website this week, Cincy is not so much a smoke and mirrors offense as it is one that belies the mindset of its head coach - that to win, you have to win the trenches. For Georgia, this will mean giving Daniels time to throw and also disrupting the Bearcats ground game.
Adapting on the fly
With new faces in the secondary plus the return to the lineup by Richard Lecounte, possibly, we will see how well this group is in sync. There won’t be much margin for error, as big plays early could snowball in a bad way for the Dawgs.