When Louisiana Tech played Southern University early this season they beat them 62-15, now on their way to play no. 7 ranked Georgia in Athens the Jaguars can’t feel confident about their chances. Here are three keys to watch out for as the Bulldogs secure their fourth victory.
Build Momentum heading into Alabama game
The Bulldogs’ first month of the season has been a complete cakewalk, culminating in an easy victory at home against Southern University this week. The rest of the season will not be so easy. Starting next week Georgia plays four straight games against top SEC teams, beginning with Alabama at home on October 3. If the Bulldogs don’t take this game seriously, who knows what team will show up to play Bama next week. Georgia should look at this game as the start to their championship run.
Don’t let Greyson Lambert regress
Three weeks after being the starting quarterback in Athens, Greyson Lambert put up a performance against South Carolina that I don’t think even his coaches could’ve seen coming. 24-for-25 may be the most impressive QB statline that ever comes out of Athens, but it won’t mean anything if Lambert can’t win the big games against top defenses. No, Southern University is not a top defense, but Lambert has raised expectations such that anything less than near-perfection from the senior quarterback will be cause for alarm.
Forget Nick Chubb’s consecutive 100-yard rushing game streak
Dating back to last season, Nick Chubb has rushed for over 100 yards in 11 consecutive games. The Bulldog record is 12 consecutive games, set by Herschel Walker in 1981. If Georgia wants their focus to be on the right place Saturday, they’d be wise to forget all about the 30-year old record. Obviously it’d be nice to see Chubb tie the record this week and break it next week against Bama, but who knows if Chubb will even need double digit carries tomorrow. It’s very possible that Georgia takes a three score lead after the first quarter in which case there’s no reason to have the Heisman Trophy candidate on the field at all. The Bulldogs need Chubb for the rest of the season, not just this game.