3 & OUT REPORT: GEORGIA/SOUTH CAROLINA
During game week the staff at Dawg News Daily previews the matchup between the Bulldogs and their opponent. We focus in on 3 key position matchups or players that we believe will be the difference makers in Saturdays game.
DAWG NEWS DAILY'S 3 & OUT REPORT:
1) UGA RUN GAME It was pretty obvious Kirby & company were looking to establish the run against Samford. 32 rushing attempts with just 127 yards probably isn't what Coaches were expecting against an FCS team. Good news for the Dawgs is they are facing a South Carolina defense who gives up an average of 5.2 yards per carry and 295 total rushing last week against Arkansas. Look for a get right game here for the Dawgs backs and for Kendall Milton to lead the attack on the ground.
2) UGA Defensive Line The Dawgs defense is facing possibly its most talented QB this season. Spencer Rattler, once considered the Heisman front runner and a potential top-five pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, eventually struggled with the turnover bug at Oklahoma and found himself transferring to South Carolina. The gamecocks have had their offensive success in the air. Rattler passed for 376 yards against Arkansas last week. The running game is about the opposite. They amassed 40 total yards last week on the ground. The gamecock offensive line haven't been a strength as they gave up 6 sacks against Arkansas. The Dawgs will look to play mostly in pass coverage this weekend and see what kind of push the front 4 can get. If the Dawgs are able to drop 7 in pass coverage it will be a long day for the Gamecocks. But expect some pressure from the Dawgs to cut Rattler's decision time down.
3) Brock Bowers
Bowers has combined for 5 catches for 95 yards so far this season. With the 2 games getting out of hand by halftime, Bowers probably hasn't gotten the chance to build up his stat-line just yet. In the Dawgs first Road test, It'll be important for the dawgs to get a fast start to get the crowd noise in check. Bowers is the 1st person to think of as explosive on the Dawgs offense. Look for him to get involved early.
DND's Score Prediction:
Georgia: 41-13 (Line: Georgia -24.5) FORMER DAWGS SCORE PREDICTIONS:-
*Aaron Murray: Georgia, 42-10
*Tavarres King: Georgia, 31-3
*Brandon Boykin: Georgia, 44-9