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'Dog "D" must stop 'Jacket running game

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It would be difficult to find two teams with less in common schematically than Georgia and Georgia Tech.

While the Bulldogs aren't afraid to throw it, to the tune of 315.1 yards passing per game, the Yellowjackets attempt just 14.7 passes a game while racking up 316.1 yards per game on the ground.

Saturday will be a tough test for a young Georgia defense that has had its struggles this season.

"Everybody has to play their assignment, play their gap," said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "The reason why it's probably a little bit more important is because when you play them, there's normally not one high safety back there to clean it up if somebody makes a mistake."

Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech employ the triple-option which could confuse a Bulldog defense that, while it has struggled, Johnson says is improving.

"[Against] Auburn, they gave up some yards, but they forced them to kick some field goals when they got in the red zone when they got down there," Johnson said. "Maybe it's who they played a little bit, but I think that they're just growing up."

Both teams enter with 7-4 overall records. While Georgia is out of the SEC East race, Georgia Tech still has an outside shot to make it to the ACC title game.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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