1. Start Strong
There have been many games in recent years where Georgia was clearly the superior team, but it took them a half to start playing like it. It would be great to see the Dawgs set the tone early in this game and be up by two or three touchdowns by the end of the first quarter. Getting the starters out early in this game will likely help the team rest up for when LSU comes to battle between the hedges next week.
2. Pressure the Quarterback
In case anyone is wondering, the starting quarterback for North Texas is Derek Thompson - a 6’4”, 226-pound senior who’s played well so far this season. The Georgia defense struggled through the first two games, but started to gain some momentum in the second half against South Carolina and hopefully that will carry into this week. Jordan Jenkins has been solid this season, but we’ve yet to see him do much damage in the opposing backfield. Hopefully he can create some havoc against North Texas.
3. Catch the Ball
This goes primarily for the receivers, but it could apply to the defense as well. There have already been at least three occasions this season when a UGA defensive player had a ball that could have been an easy interception go through his hands. It’d be nice for the Dawgs to start converting on some of these opportunities to generate more turnovers. Along with that, the receivers need to catch the ball when it’s thrown their way. As impressive as Aaron Murray was against South Carolina, his numbers would have been even better were it not for some dropped passes. Dropping the ball can quickly become contagious for a receiving corps, which isn’t something anyone wants to see against the better SEC teams.