Saturday, November 10, 2007


EDIT: I was unable to finish this post due to a loss of internet connection Saturday morning. And, now that the DAWGS have crushed Auburn, the point is moot. Yeah Dawgs!

I am still trying to figure out how the Dawgs will beat Auburn in the same year that the have also beaten the Gators, since it has only been 25 years since this has happened. For an answer, we only have to look at worked then and try to do it this year. And, that my friend, is called rushing the football. Fortunately for the Dawgs, they have found a running game in the past few weeks with Knowshon Moreno gaining 156 yards, 188 yards and 197 yards in consecutive games. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, Auburn was able to hold the Arkansas duo of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones to a combined 67 yards. So, while Georgia must run the ball well to win, Auburn is a team fully capable of shutting that down.

If we can't run, we can't win. But, we will also need to be able to throw the ball to keep the Auburn defense from ganging up on the line of scrimmage. Imagine the Dawgs gameplan against the Gators. We need to play a similar game on offense to win - even thought this game will be lower scoring. I expect to see Georgia run the ball 40 times and pass it 20 times. If we can stay out of third and long scenarios and convert more than half of our third downs, we will win.

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