Preview 2019: Georgia. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

Preview 2019: Georgia. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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Preview 2019: Georgia. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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2. KEYS TO THE SEASON

Biggest Key To The Georgia Offense

The receivers have to be outstanding and sharp from Day One. There’s not that much of a concern. Georgia had to replace its top two receivers going into last season, and now it has to do it again. However, Riley Ridley and Mecole Harman were reliable parts of the puzzle, and no one returns who caught more than nine passes.

RB D’Andre Swift can catch, and TE Isaac Nauta leaving early just isn’t that big a deal – he was good, but he didn’t produce up to the prep hype – but the pressure is now speedy junior Demetris Robertson and senior Tyler Simmons to rise up and rock.

Jake Fromm will make everyone better, and the recruiting class is loading up the corps with talent, but this group will have to earn its stripes.

Biggest Key To The Georgia Defense

Get to the quarterback more. D’Andre Walker was fine with 7.5 sacks, but he’s gone, and the No. 2 sack man was Channing Tindall with his mere two sacks.

The paltry 24 sacks didn’t turn out to matter all that much to the defensive production – the secondary was and is good enough to make up for the lack of pressure – but doing more to force big mistakes would make life a lot easier.

Scheme-style or not, Georgia is too talented to finish last in the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss again. The secondary is too good to only pick off four passes in ten games like it did after the first part of last year.

Key Player To A Successful Season

RB D’Andre Swift
Beyond the receiver situation – needing one of the young prospects, to become a reliable No. 1 guy – getting a huge and healthy season from Swift is a must. He’s not just a terrific runner, he’s one of the big keys to the passing game as a dangerous midrange target for Jake Fromm.

It’s Georgia, so there are plenty of good backs to work into the mix – Bran Herrien is a decent veteran, Zamir White has the talent once he’s back from a knee injury, and James Cook can be a factor – but after leading the SEC in rushing, Georgia needs No. 7 to be special again.

Key Game To The Georgia Season

Florida, Nov. 2 (in Jacksonville)
The Bulldogs have to go to Tennessee, and they have to deal with Auburn and Texas A&M from the West, but this is it. With all due respect to the Kentuckys, Missouris and South Carolinas of the SEC world, the party in Jacksonville will be for the East title.

Georgia has won two in a row and five of the last eight in the series, but this time around, the Gators appear to be ready to make a big step forward under Dan Mullen. The Bulldogs can be amazing, and they might be good enough to rip through the rest of the slate, but lose on November 2nd, and the SEC title hopes will probably be out of their hands.
Georgia Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

2018 Georgia Fun Stats

– 1st Quarter Scoring: Georgia 124 – Opponents 51
– Field Goals: Georgia 19-of-23 – Opponents 15-of-18
– Touchdown Passes: Georgia 34 – Opponents 13

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