1. Limit big special teams plays for Missouri - I don't even know who returns punts or kicks for Missouri but it doesn't really matter. Over the past few years, Georgia has been atrocious at giving up big returns on kickoffs or punts. I think there is a lack of accountability or emphasis placed on special teams at UGA and the fact that there is no coach dedicated specifically to special teams is a reflection of that. But with suspensions to some of their most valuable defensive players, the Dawgs cannot afford to allow Missouri to start the drives with great field position. And with an inexperienced kicker and punter in a hostile environment, Georgia will need to lock down in the return game.
2. Win the turnover battle - When Aaron Murray plays with poise and control, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. When he gets out of control and loses his poise, he seems to hand out pick 6's and fumbles like complimentary samples at Sam's Club. Murray has a chance to really show how he has matured by avoiding making the big mistakes against a Missouri defense that will probably give up some points. Also, the Dawgs feature a stable of talented running backs, but many of them are inexperienced. Clean handoffs and not making foolish mistakes while carrying the ball are critical.
3. Establish the running game - Missouri features an explosive offense with a great playmaker at quarterback. Georgia could do a lot to limit the Missouri offense by establishing a physical running game that keeps the Missouri offense off the field and wears down the Tigers defense. Everyone talks about how physical the SEC is and this Georgia offensive line needs to win the battle in trenches. UGA has great depth at the tailback position and can rotate guys through to keep them fresh throughout the game. Fresh running backs become much more effective when they are playing behind an offensive line that is consistently creating holes and opening things up to the 2nd level of the defense. If this happens, I see Georgia pulling away in the 2nd half.