Vanderbilt coach James Franklin thinks his defensive line can be more disruptive.
Defensive end Kyle Woestmann believes that Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray could be vulnerable after seeing a different Murray against Missouri when he completed 55.6 percent of his passes, threw two interceptions, was sacked twice and fumbled in a 41-26 loss Saturday.
“I think we have a good opportunity to exploit a couple of guys on their O-line that have struggled with some pass rushing moves and that type of stuff this season,” the redshirt junior told reporters in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday. “We’re going to try to take full advantage of that. We’re going to try to get our wild package going and just really wreak havoc from all angles and try to fluster him and make him have to make quick throws and quick decisions and give us a few in the secondary.”
The 6-foot-3, 252-pound product of Walton High in Marietta, who leads the Commodores with 2 ½ sacks, added of Murray: “He was a little off target and he was feeling the pressure coming. I think that’s something that we could easily do and we’re going to practice hard this week and we’re going to make it happen on Saturday.”
Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs’ offensive line performed well in run blocking but struggled against Missouri’s defensive ends in pass protection.
“Those ends really came hard and came up the field and had some great speed rush and had some up and under moves and every once in a while, they’d bull rush you,” Richt said. “We did struggle on the edges, mostly in pass pro.”