I’m not sure I buy the premise in the header of this post. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’d like to believe that the defense shows up tomorrow and holds the Auburn offense under the season high 34 points it gave up in Jacksonville, but Auburn’s offensive stats coupled with Georgia’s season-long problems with running quarterbacks suggest otherwise.
Now I agree with Aaron Murray when he says the plan is to “not try to think that we have to score 100 points and just keep doing our thing.” I just hope that Mike Bobo realizes that Georgia’s passing game is part of doing that. On passing plays of 20 yards or more, Aaron Murray is one of the ten best quarterbacks in the country.
I don’t advocate abandoning the run, of course, but Georgia isn’t going to win a battle of rushing attacks against the Tigers. For Georgia to score in the 40s, Murray will need to sling the ball around. What should give Bobo confidence attacking Ted Roof’s defense is that even playing against a much tougher secondary and turning the ball over four times, Georgia still put 31 on the board against Florida. If the Dawgs can hang on to the ball tomorrow, there’s no reason they can’t surpass that number. And it’s very likely they’ll need to.