DAWG NEWS DAILY
3 & OUT REPORT: UGA vs. ARKANSAS ST.
Updated: Sep 13, 2019
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) Offensive Line: Reviewing the first two games, we noticed a couple lapses in the pass blocking from the Offensive Line. Twists and Stunts up front have caused some confusion and led to opposing defensive lines in the UGA backfield. We are unsure if its a communication issue or just some early season kinks that need to be worked out? One thing is for sure, this is something that needs to be fixed and fast! Next week's pass rush from the ends at Notre Dame is one of the best the bulldogs will face all year. No update on Isaiah Wilson's ankle. It looks like Cade Mays will takeover duties at the Right tackle position while, Ben Cleveland assumes Right Guard duties. We are going to be watching UGA's pass protection this week and see how they handle blitzes, twists, and how they communicate.
2) Defensive Backs:
Arkansas St. has been to 8 straight bowl games and they have a passing attack that tries to spread the defense out and take advantage of matchups. The Georgia defensive backfield hasn't been tested much in the frrst two weeks of the season. On the long touchdown pass last week, Lecounte played the run on the RPO play and our defensive back and JR Reed miss timed the pattern. UGA wont be able to make those types of mistakes going forward. We are really going to see how the rotation plays out in the backfield and see how they play this style of offense.
3) Wide Receivers- We loved what we saw (for the most part) in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt and then again versus Murray st.. 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. Freshman George Pickens looks to be on the brink of stardom but will need to keep his cool. Pickens was flagged for an unsportsmanlike penalty last week for throwing the ball at the opposing defensive back. Other teams will look to exploit his emotions later in the year. We are looking to see how the Bulldogs work to get open against one-on-one coverage. Eli wolf has been a nice addition to this team and already has as many catches this season as he did all of last season at Tennessee.