After last week, I’m a little gun-shy on predicting the spread, but I don’t see Georgia losing tomorrow. So, instead, I’ll look at the only area of mystery: will the Dawgs try to get their passing game going against a woeful Vanderbilt defense? I know I thought they’d uncork it against Troy, but the opportunity to deploy the running game was too tempting to resist. Tomorrow, though, feels different. Why so? Let me count the ways:
- Let it rip.
- It’s an opportunity to protect a depleted tailback group.
- Mitchell, Rumph and Scott-Wesley need to get some in-game conditioning in preparation for the SEC road wars coming up.
- Bennett and Conley get the chance to work against somebody other than the opponent’s number one and two DBs.
- Bobo opens up the playbook to clear the middle of the field for both the tailbacks and the tight ends.
I’m not saying they’re going to go nuts with the pass. But do I think they’ll throw it more tomorrow than they have all season? Put it this way: the 26 passes Georgia attempted against Clemson in the opener would rank as very close to the fewest thrown in a game in 2013. In other words, it’s a pretty low bar they have to overcome.