Mississippi State Week: Kendall's Three Keys

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's three keys to Georgia's game with Mississippi State.


Georgia's past the point of worrying about impressing anyone. Mark Richt's team is an 18-point favorite today, but it's hard to imagine the bunch that has taken the field the last two weeks beating anybody by that much. Mississippi State has to smell blood coming into Sanford Stadium.

Catch Matthew Stafford's passes

No quarterback has been more plagued by drops than Stafford. Wide receiver A.J. Bryant says it's "silly" to think that the velocity of Stafford's passes is the reason so many are dropped, but this receiving corps needs hang on to a few more before that theory will die.

Batter Michael Henig

Mississippi State gives up more sacks than all but one SEC team. Bulldog quarterbacks have been taken down 23 times, but Georgia's once-vaunted pass rush has been non-existent the last two weeks. Today would be a good day to re-learn the way to the quarterback.

One to Watch

Linebacker Tony Taylor has quietly had a great season. He leads the Bulldogs with 49 tackles. After having eight tackles combined in the first three games, Taylor has had 41 in the last four. As a senior, Taylor now needs to help the rest of his teammates get better, particularly the linebackers, who have gotten a pass amongst the criticism leveled at the defensive line and secondary. Junior Brandon Miller, for instance, has just 14 tackles.

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