SB Nation's Garnet And Black Attack takes a look at Georgia's offense in advance of Saturday's Gamecocks-Bulldogs game, and finds one clear advantage right up front. You can probably guess what that is:
A lot here is riding on whether or not A.J. Green plays. While UGA has some good receivers and tight ends other than Green, Green is a gamebreaking-type player that could make a major difference.
Green, as we learned Wednesday afternoon, will be sidelined for Week 2 at the very least, but that doesn't make this game a cakewalk for South Carolina by any means:
The key to a good defensive performance is going to be stopping UGA's running game. This isn't to say that I don't fear Murray and the passing game, especially if Green plays. But Ellis Johnson would be a fool if he didn't realize that the most dangerous thing about UGA is their ability to control the game with their backs and that their biggest weakness is that they have a RS freshman with little game experience playing QB. In short, I would look for Johnson to stack the box and play the run. If we can stop the run (and I see Georgia's line's performance as promising for this reason), we can force Murray to throw, and if we can get pressure on him in those situations, a few key errors on his part will likely be the end of Georgia in this game. It's not that I don't think that Murray can make some plays; it's just that if we make the game about Murray's ability to beat us, we should win. If we can't, though, it may be a long afternoon.
The 'Cocks and Dawgs kick off Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EDT.