We all asked the question in the offseason: who would Georgia miss more, Stafford or Moreno? Up until now, I think the answer’s clearly been Knowshon. But I’m wondering if that’ll be the case with LSU.
Certainly Moreno played a big role in the win last year.
Gamble had a huge game, as well. But I thought Stafford was the big story in Baton Rouge. He played brilliantly in that game, both in terms of his game management and in terms of his production (two TD passes, one rushing TD). And even though Gary Danielson’s timing in that Moreno clip was unfortunate, he was spot on in pointing out earlier that Stafford forced LSU out of its initial coverage scheme because of the strength and accuracy of his throwing (Bobo’s game plan took advantage of that, too).
Cox doesn’t have that kind of arm (duh). That doesn’t mean he and Bobo can’t be effective in the passing game, of course. But it’s going to take a very different approach to pull that off this Saturday, especially given the rapid improvement of Patrick Peterson at cornerback for LSU.