Georgia boasts a top-five defense and a quarterback who is eighth nationally in touchdown passes.
Two big reasons the Bulldogs are just a win over Kentucky away from going to the SEC championship game.
Todd Grantham‚Äôs defense is now fourth in the nation behind only Alabama, LSU and Michigan State in yards allowed. The Bulldogs are giving up 273.3 yards per game.
And that‚Äôs before the Wildcats bring the nation‚Äôs third worst total offense to town Saturday.
An Auburn offense with Michael Dyer and Onterio McCalebb was stopped in its tracks with 51 rushing yards on 25 attempts in Georgia‚Äôs 45-7 beatdown on Saturday.
‚ÄúYou‚Äôve got to be able to bump and slide and adjust and just play physical,‚Äù Grantham said. ‚ÄúYou‚Äôve got to set the edges in the run game, you‚Äôve got to build a wall inside. They‚Äôve got some talented backs, they‚Äôve had some long runs this year and they‚Äôve put up some numbers.‚Äù
Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray also has put up some numbers. He set Georgia‚Äôs single season touchdown record with 27 in the first half against the Tigers, topping Matthew Stafford’s 25 in 2008. And there‚Äôs still four more games if you include the SEC title game and the bowl game.
Murray completed 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns.
‚ÄúHis QB rating has to be jumping through the roof lately,‚Äù coach Mark Richt said.
Murray had a 255.64 rating against Auburn‚Äîthe highest of his college career‚Äîa week after his 236.92 against New Mexico State., which is third after the Georgia Tech game last season.
Here‚Äôs how Murray’s 27 touchdown passes stack up nationally:
Case Keenum, Houston 37
Brandon Weedeen, OklahomaState 31
Kellen Moore, BoiseState 31
Matt Barkley, Southern California 29
Andrew Luck, Stanford 29
Robert Griffin III, Baylor 29
Landry Jones, Oklahoma 28
Aaron Murray, Georgia 27
Tajh Boyd, Clemson 27
One more thing from the quote sheet from the Auburn locker room.
Tigers quarterback Clint Moseley was asked to compare LSU and Georgia.
Moseley made his first start against LSU three weeks ago in a 45-10 loss.
He made his third against Georgia in a 45-7 loss.
‚ÄúBoth teams know how to play defense,‚Äù Moseley said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt want to cause anything by making a prediction, but it will be a great game.‚Äù
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