Murray And Dawgs Look To Shock Razorbacks: Keys To A Georgia Win This Saturday

Dylan MartinContributor IIISeptember 16, 2010

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs speaks with quarterback Aaron Murray #11 during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina. The Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs 17-6. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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After many delays and personal issues I'm back to writing for Georgia Bulldogs football. Let me sum up what has happened since I have been gone, A.J Green got suspended for four games and will hear the ruling on the appeal Friday. Also, the Dawgs were embarrassed in Columbia suffering a 17-6 loss and falling out of the polls. 

Back to the Arkansas game, this game has now officially been called as a must win for Richt and the Bulldogs by the media and most importantly the fans. Richt said that he knows the fans are eager and are starving for a trip back to Atlanta. Richt told the fans to show up in great numbers and be as loud as you can.

He went on to say the Dawgs need the fans now more then ever. He also noted that he has yet to win the big one and the fans want one soon or else.

The Dawgs certainly need this win to stay in the SEC East race and to keep Richt's head above water from the fans perspective. Georgia can win this game but, here are some things they need to do.

1. Let Murray Be Murray

Here was something that seemed to work out great against South Carolina giving the red shirt freshman the ball worked out great for the Dawgs. Murray was able to torch the South Carolina secondary and have some nice completions to Durham, King, and Charles. Could you imagine if Green was in the game? 

Nothing to answer the question because Bobo seemed to give up on the pass very quickly and decided to run the ball. I have no idea why Murray did not pass much in the game he was doing great.

If Bobo and Richt let Murray do what Murray does chances are he will pick apart the Arkansas secondary. Murray is special he can make damn good pass or run for about ten yards to get out of trouble.

2. Establish The Running Game

What happened to the running game and the blocking? The offensive line looked terrible and Ealey could not do anything. To be fair Ealey was virtually the only healthy running or even full back but, he did have a fumble which more than likely cost Georgia the game.

To win the game the Dawgs need a running game they can't just rely on Murray and the Green less receivers. The final few games of the 2009 season the running game was there and dominated. South Carolina has always been brutal to the running game for Georgia so that might be why.

Caleb King and Shaun Chapas will be back so Ealey does not have all the pressure on him. A huge flaw for the running game was that is was always up the middle. Here is something look for the Dawgs to do some toss sweeps and outside running the same kind of playing that beat up rival Georgia Tech last year.

3. Warp Up On Defense

A reason that Lattimore was able to hammer the defense of Georgia was that all the defensive players would decided to knock the hell out of him rather than wrap up and take him down. It's something you learn in high school wrap up don't try to show off.

The defense did show improvement in the second half shutting out South Carolina until, the final minute of the game. The defense was able to pressure Garcia and get some sacks. Justin Houston is the main reason for the pressure and boy can he give a quarterback hell. If the Dawgs let this guy loose Mallet will have a hard time finding his receivers. 

4. Don't Give Up On Something That Is Working

This is mainly for Mike Bobo, why did you give up on things that were working fine for the offense. If Murray is picking apart the secondary let him continue what he is doing. It's pretty easy to understand if the running game starts to dominate don't start passing. If it aint broke than don't try to fix it.


There are the four keys to a Georgia win against the Razorbacks Saturday. Everything thing else seemed to be pretty good for Georgia. The secondary was good with a few blown plays and of course the kicking game continued to be great.