I don’t want to get anybody’s hopes up unduly, but despite the slow start by the defense on Saturday night, there were a few notes of interest in the defensive stats from the Vandy game:
- The leading tackler was Geno Atkins, with eight. That marks the first time this season that a defensive lineman has led Georgia in that category in a game.
- The Dawgs had eight tackles for loss. All but two came from defensive linemen.
- Georgia finally got off the schneid with three sacks. Two of the three were made by defensive linemen.
Like I said, don’t read too much into that. It would be nice if it were the start of a trend, though. Everything Georgia does on defense is keyed from a four man defensive line being able to get pressure and hold its own on the line of scrimmage. For the Dawgs to have a shot in two weeks, the line is going to have to be a significant factor in the game.