Slow down Adarius Bowman
When Oklahoma State quarterback Bobby Reid had time to throw, Bowman for a force, catching four passes of 65 yards and a touchdown, but the Bulldogs kept Reid off balance enough to limit the effectiveness of all the Cowboys' weapons.
Win the turnover battle
Neither team turned the ball over until Kelin Johnson picked off Reid late in the game. That's quite a turnaround for Georgia, which led the SEC with 31 turnovers last year.
Run the football
Georgia's run game was methodical and effective, gaining 142 yards on 47 carries. Most importantly, it helped the Bulldogs hold onto the ball for 21 minutes, 42 seconds of the second half.