Can anybody stop the run Saturday?

Both Auburn and Georgia have run defenses that look a little shakier than they did earlier in the season.

Auburn against the run:  rush defense went from allowing 100.2 yards per game through the first five games to yielding 166 in the last four.

And as for Georgia, Cory highlights a couple of plays from Kentucky that illustrated Pruitt still hasn’t gotten his kids to correct the numerous lapses that killed them against Florida.

Georgia cannot have these physical and mental lapses against Auburn. Auburn is going to run it right down our throats and they’re going to attack the edge – and, in my opinion, their going to attack the edge a lot. If Georgia does not man up on the interior, Auburn is going to gash us between the tackles. If Georgia does not keep outside contain, Malzahn’s backs are going to be riding that fly sweep all day. If Georgia does not play disciplined defense, Nick Marshall is going to make them pay.

These are the best running attacks each defense has faced this season, and it’s not even close.  If you think the second quarter in Lexington resembled a track meet, unless there’s some shoring up being done in practice this week, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.


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7 responses to “Can anybody stop the run Saturday?

  1. Russ

    This really will be a track meet. I think we might get a stop or two, but then so will they.


  2. Russ

    I guess I take solace in that our offense seems to be less risky than theirs. Straight handoffs and passes seem less risky than option reads and waving the ball around. Hopefully we’ll win the TO battle, leading to victory.


  3. Auburn will have their backs against the wall…Mark Richt teams never do well against those kind of teams. I hope that changes Sat.


  4. DawgPhan

    which makes the over/under number a little strange..seems like both teams will be able to score at any time from anywhere and do it very quickly.


  5. Lakatos Intolerant

    If we don’t direct snap it to TG in the gun double digits on Saturday – with McKenzie or whoever running the jet – we’re doing ourselves a disservice. With how quickly he hits the hole, that call is money, particularly in short yardage situations.


  6. AusDawg85

    Win 1st down on both sides of the ball…win the game.


  7. .Dash

    The only chance we have Saturday is to ride the wave of adrenaline from Todd’s return, get on them early, keep the offensive foot on the petal, and hold on for dear life. Because they are going to hang 45+ on us, easy.