Dawgs Getting Pressure

ATHENS – Jeremy Lomax isn't ready to call the problem solved, but he's happy to have the monkey off his back.

Georgia's defensive ends hadn't recorded a sack against an SEC team all year, but managed two against LSU's hefty offensive line Saturday. Lomax shared a sack with Jarius Wynn, while redshirt freshman Justin Houston also recorded one.

"It was a good feeling," Lomax said. "It took like four or five games to happen, but it feels really good."

Lomax is one of several defensive ends to play through injuries this season. The senior has battled a turf toe injury since fall camp. Houston and Wynn have also had various bumps and bruises, but the pass rushers are finally starting to get healthy, Lomax said. The return of Rod Battle to the lineup after missing three games with a neck injury has also been a key to the Bulldogs' improvement.

"We've been dealing with a lot of injuries all year and now the ends are getting healthier," Lomax said. "Coach (Willie) Martinez did a lot more four-man rush last game, and I think that shows confidence in us."

With Florida's high-octane offense looming this week, however, Lomax said the Bulldogs can't rest on their laurels after the two-sack performance against LSU.

"We got to use last game as motivation but the rush still isn't there like it should be," he said. "We blitzed (Florida) a lot last year. We got a game plan for this year to stop (quarterback Tim Tebow) and that's what we got to practice this week."

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