Playing the nation‚Äôs top-ranked team and the nation‚Äôs No.2 defense doesn‚Äôt mean Georgia players are backing down leading up to Saturday‚Äôs SEC championship game against LSU.
At least not junior cornerback Sanders Commings.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôve played well this year, but our players are just as good as theirs,‚Äù Commings said this afternoon. ‚ÄúOur defense I think is better than theirs. I‚Äôm not going to be worried about how good they say they are or people saying that we don‚Äôt have a chance.‚Äù
Commings was asked why he thinks Georgia has a better defense.
‚ÄúI think our defense is better because I think we have better players, I think we have a better coach,” Commings said. “The way we‚Äôre playing right now I don‚Äôt think anyone can run on us or throw on us.‚Äù
Georgia ranks fifth in the nation in total defense. LSU ranks second.
Georgiar ranks 10th in scoring defense. LSU is second.
Georgia is sixth in rushing defense. LSU ranks fourth.
Georgia has the SEC‚Äôs leader in sacks in Jarvis Jones and interception leader in Bacarri Rambo.
Jones might have given some bulletin board material already when he said yesterday that “I think our defense is just as good as theirs if not better.‚Äù
Commings isn‚Äôt concerned about providing LSU with any additional fuel.
‚ÄúWe want them to be motivated,‚Äù Commings said. ‚ÄúWe want them to give us their best shot because that‚Äôs what we‚Äôre going to do.‚Äù
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