3 & OUT REPORT: UGA/MURRAY STATE EDITION
During game week the staff at Dawg News Daily previews the matchup between the Bulldogs and their opponent. We focus in on 3 key positions or players that will be the difference makers in Saturdays game..
DAWG NEWS DAILY'S 3 & OUT REPORT:
1) James Cook- Cook may be the most -explosive player on the Dawgs offense. Yes we know D'Andre Swift is on offense! Cook is filling a role similar to the one Percy Harvin did in the mid-2000's for Florida. Cook motioned from the WR position to running back and took a hand off to the endzone early in the 1st qtr against Vanderbilt. Everytime Cook touches the ball he looks like he has the possibility to break a big gain! Now there was some great down field blocking from the receivers and tight ends against Vandy, but Cook will probably get 10-15 carries this Saturday against the racers. Look for Cook to get over 100+ yards and show off more of his pending stardom in the ever changing Bulldog offense.
2) Stetson Bennett- Dawg Fans will get their 1st real look at Georgia's back up the next two weeks! Bennett wowed teammates during the 2017 bowl season when he played the role of Baker Mayfield on the practice squad. Bennett could be forced into action at anytime so it will be good for Coach Smart and offensive coordination James Coley to see Bennett play against someone besides the Bulldogs #1 defense. D'Wan Mathis is still not ready to play after his offseason brain surgery to remove a cyst. It will be interesting to to see if the Bulldogs are willing to continue throwing the ball around once the backups are inserted or if they let Stetson and company sling it around?
3) Wide Receivers- We loved what we saw (for the most part) in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt. Jake Fromm distributed the ball to 8 different players in the pass game. Lawrence Cager, Matt Landers, and Demetris Robertson look to be playing very confident. Which is huge for this team. For the next two weeks, We'll get a glimpse of the receivers that will need to step up in case of an injury. Freshman George Pickens saw time during Vanderbilt and Dominick Blaylock will need to step up in the absence of Kearis Jackson (Broken Bone in hand). The more time Jake Fromm has with the unit will only help provide confidence and results later on in the year!