For now, at least, Saturday could very well decide Georgia’s chances of winning the SEC East…just like I am sure everyone predicted a few months ago.
A win by the Dawgs keeps them in the driver’s seat. A loss? Georgia is in the deaded situation of needing help to get to Atlanta.
Here’s three keys to a Georgia win…and helping the BBN get an early start on thinking on this sport called basketball.
Throw the physical back at Kentucky
Like Arkansas a few weeks ago, this is a team that prides itself on physicality and toughness., and that starts with the mentality of its head coach, Mark Stoops. To that angle, Georgia needs to similarly do what it did against Arkansas – rack up multiple tackles for a loss and do what you also need to do in order to stop a hard-running team- avoid third and shorts.
Auburn’s worst nightmare on defense came true last weekend when Georgia and Stetson Bennett were able to stretch the field. That meant that stacking the box with eight or nine couldn’t work, and Georgia needs to do that again this week.
Don’t let Kentucky hang around
It’s a broken record, but the Wildcats are unbeaten in mid-October for a reason…as well as the fact that they’ve had just one road game. But this team believes it can win in any situation, regardless of the odds. It’s key for Georgia to put this one away by the time that it’s time to Light Up Sanford.