Game day post, Arkansas edition

The good thing is that if he can’t go, his back up already has a win against the Hogs under his belt.  If it’s Stetson today, the most important factor for Georgia on offense will be keeping pressing Bennett off the field.  He needs to play under control and not try to force the action to be at his consistent best.  He can’t let Odom’s defensive scheme get to him and make him impatient.  He took what the defense gave him last year and they’ll need a repeat performance of that today.

Aside from that, there’s only one additional bit of info I want to add to the mix today, as I’ve already spent time talking about game planning.  It’s a stat that I don’t think has gotten much attention — third down conversion rate.  Arkansas is terrible at converting third downs; it’s 35.29% is next to last in the SEC.  (Georgia, by comparison, is third in the conference, at 53.85%.)  That’s likely influenced by Jefferson’s weakness in the intermediate passing game.

And Arky’s offense won’t be helped by Georgia’s defensive third down conversion rate.  Just like everything else the defense does, it excels in preventing third down conversions.  At 28.07%, the Dawgs lead the SEC.  (The Hogs are second.)

So there’s something to keep an eye on.  Can Arkansas stay out of third downs and if they can’t, how often do they convert?  In a game when both defensive coordinators are going to try to make the opposing offenses work their way down the field, that seems like a big deal.

I didn’t like Georgia covering the 18.5-point spread, although I thought they’d come reasonably close, say, 14-17 points, as I think superior depth plays out in the second half.  Stetson, if he plays, reinforces that, because I expect he’s good for one more turnover than Daniels.

That’s all I got.  What about you?  Have at it in the comments.

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89 responses to “Game day post, Arkansas edition

  1. prosticutor

    Nothing wrong with that lat. Just a ploy to bring those DB’s in closer to cover the quick underneath pass, only to set up the long ball….I keep telling myself with every sip of coffee this morning.

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  2. Morris Day

    GO DAWGS!

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  3. Illini84

    Decent crowd now.

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    • akascuba

      84;
      We know we can count on you to be Elite today!

      Told the wife when I got my booster shot yesterday I’m done staying home this hurts not being there. Thanks for the pic’s earlier. Have a DGD day.

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  4. Illini84

    You may hate Herbie but the visit with the D was awesome. Nakobe eats spaghetti and catfish!!!

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  5. 69Dawg

    Let us pray.

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  6. I hate what keeps happening at QB. We can’t get away with this all season, we need continuity.

    That said, just win baby.

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  7. akascuba

    If Stetson starts hopefully rather than forcing passes into a tight windows he takes off and runs or just throws it away. I expect Arkansas to be forced into something they are not accustomed to playing behind the sticks looking at more 3rd and longs. Another wish list item no targeting calls or SEC officials making Sports Center lowlights.
    18.5 seems like a big number at least for 3 quarters. Would not surprise me to see Georgia just grind them down with their overwhelming depth in the fourth quarter with a late cover. I expect Georgia after an to win after a first half Dawg fight all my Farbis pool money is on no cover.
    I’ve been under the belief that Monken has been experimenting with the RB’s
    while saving their legs for days like this. If so I expect a big dose of #3 in the fourth quarter. Hard to believe not a single 100 yard day for any RB.

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  8. spur21

    This QB chatter is hopefully Kirby keeping them guessing. I love what Stetson has done for the program but – he scares the shit out of me throwing into coverage and tiny windows.

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  9. Russ

    Looks like the Mailman today. Looking for an on-time delivery to the correct address. He beat them last year so let’s do it again.

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  10. akascuba

    One thing that needs to improve is if they play mostly a 3-2-6 defense the WR’s must block better than they did against Clemson while avoiding holding penalty’s.

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  11. 81Dog

    The WOOF Tang D ain’t nothin’ to f**# with. We eatin’ bacon toady. 🙂

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  12. SBIV just announced as the probable starter

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  13. D as in Dawg

    Stetson’s starting. My bad feeling meter was already high. It’s maxed out now. 🤢

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  14. Illini84

    Is this the old, we’ll start Stenson but play JT if we need him?

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  15. 86bone

    Defense wins championships, right! Our elite D starts their march to the National Championship today!!
    Let The Big Dog EAT🇺🇸🐶🐾

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  16. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Bennett playing changes everything. JT is a good player but seems to be a crystal chandelier. This really worked out for Arkansas. I hope we don’t try to man ball and survive. That’s going to be a mess.

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  17. Illini84

    Manball motherfuckers!!!

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  18. akascuba

    That was impressive!

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  19. Illini84

    Get up surrender monkeys!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Tony BarnFart

    2 things for those there:
    1. Gameday from the bridge while pregame was going on was absolutely fire
    2. It looks loud as hell in there.

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  21. Tony BarnFart

    When are we gonna get a goal line PA rollout pass to Jordan Davis for a TD ?

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  22. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    This is turning into an ass kicking.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. D as in Dawg

    Peeps, we just may have something special brewing here.

    Liked by 6 people

  24. rigger92

    All you people and your fear of the spread.

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  25. D as in Dawg

    Defense took a couple of plays off. Kirby must be losing his shit.

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  26. Russ

    MANBALL, muthafuckas!!

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  27. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Glad we got a field goal. Kid needs some confidence. D got some needed rest.

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  28. Previously Paul

    Classic Stetson throw direct to the defender. Thankfully he dropped it. Good start overall for the Dawgs.

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    • miltondawg

      On that 2nd and 11 SBIV not trying to get 4 to 6 yards with his feet when be had it was frustrating. I assume that was why Kirby was screaming at him when he came off the field.

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      • iusedtopostasmikecooley

        Yeah and I have to believe earlier when they commited the PI on Mitchell but Arkansas conveniently committed a penalty causing them to replay the down cost a touchdown. The offense was rolling at that point.

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  29. D as in Dawg

    6 points in the 2nd quarter the last 2 games. Let’s fix that right here.

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  30. Absolutely the best environment for a noon start I’ve experienced in Sanford Stadium … if Kirby doesn’t call out the crowd in his post-game comments, I’ll be disappointed.

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  31. akascuba

    The start was similar to the 2017 FU game.
    Now 30 more minutes of excellence please. They almost have to commit to stopping the run forcing Stetson to throw it.

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  32. rigger92

    Will better tighten up. That’s 3 penalties on punts. That’s “you’re fired” territory.

    Also, team looks loose now. SBIV needs to get 6 real soon.

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  33. Previously Paul

    Seems as if we have little interest in embarrassing Pittman. I’d like to see us put up a couple more shoes.

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  34. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    what will dawggrading be for this victory?

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  35. D as in Dawg

    Kirby is loving this game. I sure hope Arky doesn’t get an offensive spark because we’ll have to restart the offensive engine and let it warm up if we need to score again.

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    • D as in Dawg

      Now it’s getting fun. Total domination in every aspect of this game. Guess I’m glad we aren’t running it up on CSP. And hot damn!!!…

      R
      B
      U
      !!

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  36. Russ

    Tell me again about how Zeus isn’t our top back. Zeus and Cook showing out today.

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    • iusedtopostasmikecooley

      Watching how I am, the camera is positioned as if you’re in the backfield. Zeus has much better vision than I thought.

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    • akascuba

      Expected Zeus to have a day hoping he would get 100+. Cook has been the elusive all day nice surprise. It’s soul crushing when you know the run is coming and can’t stop it.

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    • D as in Dawg

      Cook has really improved and is running great. His vision is excellent and he’s 5 yards down the field before anyone can get to him.

      Embarrassment of riches.

      There’s a player for that!

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  37. Previously Paul

    Three penalties against the same team on one play? Not sure I’ve ever seen that before.

    Liked by 4 people

  38. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Arkansas is worn out and tired of being beaten on. Starting to commit a lot of penalties. They’re ready to go home.

    Liked by 8 people

  39. Nil Butron is a Pud

    Anybody else get the feeling the O-Line wanted to prove something to their old coach?

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  40. The Truth

    Zeus made a fan with that TD effort.
    My wife: “Why didn’t he get the things?”
    Me: “The Savage pads? That’s just for turnovers.”
    She: “Well, he deserves them, dammit!”

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  41. rigger92

    Need a shutout here. Also need at least 10 points. I expect us to be ranked #1 soon.

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  42. Illini84

    Are we complaining yet?

    Liked by 4 people

  43. spur21

    In my old feeble mind there is nothing better than well executed “MANBALL”

    Liked by 5 people

  44. akascuba

    Kirby makes it official today’s fan were Elite.

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  45. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    That game should get Mullen’s sphincter to tighten up a bit.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Russ

      Oh yeah. Tell me how Florida is going to rush the ball against this defense.

      Liked by 7 people

      • miltondawg

        Based on what’s going on in Tuscaloosa right now, either (1) Bama is an exceptional team that simply didn’t have a good game in the Swamp, or (2) Florida is a very good football team in their own right.

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  46. Another great fucking day to be a Georgia Bulldog…hell of a game!

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  47. miltondawg

    This defense is going to start being compared to the 2001 Hurricanes and 2011 Bama defenses which might be the two best ever. That was ridiculous. Absolutely smothering.

    Liked by 4 people

  48. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Can we all agree that UGA can run the damn ball?

    Liked by 6 people

  49. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    also i look forward to someone making a comment that kirby had a lot more to do with those dominant Bama D’s than just a Saban parrot signal giver.

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  50. Cover and the under was easy money today!

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  51. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    LOL, ‘turds. Fuck those motherfuckers!!!

    Sideshow Dan the Clown is a genius… the media keeps telling me so!

    Liked by 1 person

    • D as in Dawg

      Oh no, he’s Bill Belichick. That’s what the announcers basically said in the 2nd. No one does more with less. Why do they have such a boner for that dude??

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  52. ciddawg

    KY beats FU …Another Great Loss for Mullet and the ditch lizards…FTMFs

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