Dawgs top Troy: Three keys revisited

ATHENS - Josh Kendall reviews his three keys to Georgia's win over Troy.

Georgia 44, Troy 34

Hold onto the ball

The Bulldogs gave Troy hope by uncharacteristically fumbling on their first two possessions. Georgia entered the game with only six turnovers and all of them belonged to quarterback Matthew Stafford, but Knowshon Moreno and Brannan Southerland gave the ball to Troy on back-to-back possessions to start the game. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said the miscues may turn out to be a positive by reinforcing the importance of ball security.

Play sharply

The offense can check this one off its list after rolling up 465 yards, but the defense needs to go back to the drawing board. One week after stifling Florida's spread offense, the Bulldogs allowed 488 yards and 34 pass completions.

Stay healthy

The Bulldogs suffered a few, mostly minor, injuries. The only scary moment came when quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a knee bruise, but he was allowed to return to the game and said afterward that he was feeling fine. Freshman running back Knowshon Moreno remains healthy, if a bit tired.


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