3 Questions: Georgia Tech

11.27.2011 · Posted in Sports
Mitchell making plays down field won’t hurt (Image: Hipple)
  1. Can the defense stand up to the big play threat? At the beginning of October, I was in a near panic over stopping Tech.  They were averaging 630 yards per game offense, good for first in the country by 20+ yards per game.  They were passing with abandon (relatively speaking) and running until their legs fell off.  Then came October.  People figured them out.  They faced some ok defenses in North Carolina State, Virginia, Miami and Clemson.  They faced a terrible defense in Maryland.  In October, they had the 84th ranked offense at 349 yards per game, a full 20 ypg under Georgia. In the past couple of games, they have done fairly well.  Can we bow up and make them earn yards?
  2. Passing Play competence? I have a feeling the passing game will be make or break for both teams. If we stop them from getting that TE alone, they have to rely on the run. If they take our quick passing game away, we have to rely on the run. I like our chances in the first instance. I have little confidence in the second.
  3. How much are we looking ahead to the Dome? Ha! I waited until the third question for a ‘look ahead’ worry. In all seriousness, I’m concerned about focus. Between Munson’s death and the lack of respect factor in the SECC, how many retards and folks without a life will it take at Historic Mark Richt Field to get the Dawgs fired up?
At least the Tech fans are handling Munson’s death with their typical aplomb. I can count on class from them.
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