Georgia-Florida: Three Keys Revisited

Josh Kendall's review of the three big things in Georgia's game with Florida.

Run the ball

Georgia ran for 177 yards, including 106 in the second half when the Gators knew the run was coming. Considering how limited the offense was, the line and the backs performed admirably.

Catch the ball

In a game that was so close, drops like Martrez Milner's and Bryan McClendon's in the first half can be killers. If Milner catches the ball on the Bulldogs' first play from scrimmage, at least Georgia gives its defense some time to regroup and takes field position away from Florida.

Stop the ball

Max Jean-Gilles admitted Georgia's offense was stunned to be down 14-0 just nine minutes into the game. The Bulldogs' offense isn't used to that, and it didn't respond very well. Georgia's defense did its job the rest of the way, though.

Notable: Brandon Coutu will remain Georgia's No. 1 kicker despite missing two field goals against the Gators, Coach Mark Richt said Sunday. ... The Bulldogs are scheduled to practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They'll take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off before getting back into their regular work week next Monday. ... Quarterback D.J. Shockley will be able to throw in the team's skeleton drills at practice this week, Richt said. "He'll be able to do a good bit of what we're going to try to accomplish this week," the coach said.

Quotable: "I feel like when Shock is in, there is that much more confidence in the offense." -- quarterback Joe Tereshinski, who threw for 100 yards in the Saturday's 14-10 loss

Injuries: The injury news finally is good for the Bulldogs as quarterback D.J. Shockley (knee), defensive tackle Kedric Golston (elbow) and linebacker Brandon Miller (ankle) all are expected to return in time for the Auburn game. Backup defensive tackle Dale Dixson (concussion) also could return.

Next: Georgia vs. Auburn, Nov. 12, Sanford Stadium

Dawg Post Top Stories