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A win is expected for the Georgia Bulldogs against a lower-division opponent, but there is still plenty to play for in this game. The following factors could sweeten a victory, even against a decidedly inferior Mountaineers team.
Georgia's defense is slowly improving, and even the 20 points surrendered to Florida last week are somewhat distorted. The Gators failed to score on a drive in excess of 50 yards.
That being said, the Bulldogs have not yet held an opponent to under 20 points. A shutout should be the goal in this matchup.
Building Receiver Chemistry
Aaron Murray was glad to see Michael Bennett back in the lineup last weekend. This week, his focus should be continuing to develop chemistry with younger receivers. All indications show that Chris Conley will likely not return from his ankle injury in time for this game, so there should be plenty of balls to go around for guys like Reggie Davis, Jonathon Rumph and Blake Tibbs.
Mistake-Free Special Teams
Kicker Marshall Morgan was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his three field goals against Florida. This was the third time this year that he received the award. That's quite counterintuitive given Georgia's well-documented special teams struggles and the fact that he missed the first two games of the season with a suspension.
Georgia needs to continue to execute properly in the third phase of the game. A mistake-free week from this unit could bode well as the Dawgs head into the final stretch of their schedule.