Whatever will they do?

Two quick hits from Jake Rowe about tomorrow’s matchups:

Georgia’s quarterback vs. UAB’s secondary: We don’t yet know who will be behind center for this matchup. JT Daniels is dealing what is, by all accounts, a fairly minor oblique injury but it’s one that could keep him out of this one. Whether it’s him at quarterback or Carson Beck, the Bulldogs really need to take care of the football. Whoever plays the position has to make good decisions and play within the offense. That means making the correct read on RPOs, getting the Bulldogs out of the wrong play against suboptimal looks from the defense, and staying ahead of the chains. It also means cashing in on the opportunities in the passing game when they present themselves.

Dawgs247’s Take: UAB’s secondary is pretty experienced outside of freshman cornerback Mac McWilliams, who led the team with three pass breakups last week. The Blazers will likely load the box and try to thwart the run game, so Daniels and/or Beck will have chances to bite off chunks of yardage. Cashing in on those opportunities and taking care of the football will allow Georgia to control this football game from start to finish.


Georgia’s offensive line vs. UAB’s front seven: No matter who plays quarterback, the Bulldogs need to get the run game going. It needs to channel the energy it used to hold the football for the final four minutes and 49 seconds against Clemson last week. UAB’s front is athlete but it’s not the biggest, most powerful that the Bulldogs will face. The UGA front five has to played a focused game and handle UAB’s pressures while also getting movement in the run game.

Dawgs247’s Take: This is a matchup that favors Georgia and maybe in a big way. Yes, the Blazers will be aggressive and try to force the Bulldogs into obvious passing situations, but that could result in more big plays from the run game with more guys near the line of scrimmage. The biggest key, however, is the focus. Mental miscues can make life tough on the quarterback and knock the offense off schedule.

Last week, the run/pass ratio was 31/30.  What do you figure this week’s will be?  How hard do you figure UAB sells out against the run?  Does the re-jiggering of the o-line start tomorrow?


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16 responses to “Whatever will they do?

  1. Biggen

    For all the teeth gnashing and angst, this shouldn’t be a game. If this turns into the 2016 Nicholls game, then we don’t deserve to be ranked in the top 25.

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    • PTC DAWG

      UAB would beat at least 4 SEC Teams….they may hang around for a half or so…and I’ll add I’m not sure why anyone thinks this team is anything like the team we fielded in Kirby’s first year.

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      • Biggen

        I’m not sure if that speaks volumes about those 4 SEC teams or UAB…

        We are worlds better than UAB on every level. There is no reason we aren’t playing our 2nd and 3rd stringers by the 3rd quarter if we truly are the top 2 team in the country.

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        • spur21

          I hope our team doesn’t feel the same. UAB is better than most of you seem to believe. Not saying we won’t win but it’s not going to be a cakewalk.

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          • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

            ^^This. UAB would beat more than 4 SEC teams: Vandy, South Carolina, UT, Arkansas, Missy State plus based on what I saw last season LSU and if you include the 2 newbies likely they kick Texas’ asses.


  2. akascuba

    This week I expect what I thought Brent Venables would do. Load the box and try to pressure the QB into quick bad decisions. If your out manned as UAB is I don’t see any other choice than high risk hope for high reward defense.

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  3. Ran A

    An awful lot of things are going to have to go wrong for these guys to be in this on. I don’t care who the QB is; Georgia should handle these guys. I expect Georgia to score on big strikes, some big runs and to pretty much beat this guys up on Saturday. Georgia dictates on Saturday – period.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      ” I expect Georgia to score on big strikes, some big runs and to pretty much beat this guys up on Saturday”…and take their lunch money!!!

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  4. originaluglydawg

    It’s still early morning in Heaven and Munson isn’t up yet.

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  5. I think the ratio is still pretty balanced but results in a lot of explosive plays for Georgia. I think Monken will open the playbook more and we’ll be pleased as a result.

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  6. moe pritchett

    That long snappah….

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  7. stoopnagle

    close at the half, but not at the end. don’t think we cover.

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  8. 69Dawg

    Munson’s awake and he is worried. Our WR’s are hurt, and the young ones can’t block on the edge. Our starting center is trying to play right guard but one handed. Our 1st string QB is injured and might not play or if he does play could get hit and hurt worst. Clemson has shown the way to defend our offense. Munson out.


  9. Matthew McKinney

    UAB is a cut-blocking team. That’s enough to make me worry.


  10. Matthew McKinney