“Each time we get on the sector, we’re pushing for a 3 and out,” Nakobe Dean, a junior linebacker, stated. “That’s simply the usual. If they don’t rating, they can’t win. We simply attempt to do our job and get them off the sector and get the offense the ball.”
And Georgia’s offense, not even essentially the most sterling throughout the SEC, has pushed the Bulldogs’ 142-10 dispatching of their first three opponents within the sport’s premier league.
Whereas Arkansas is assuredly higher than its latest incarnations — 3-7 final season, 2-10 earlier than that and 2-10 earlier than that — the Razorbacks’ efficiency on Saturday alerts that Arkansas is just not again to being an influence paying homage to the Frank Broyles period. Certainly, the group’s evisceration on Saturday most likely did extra to gas questions in regards to the power of Texas A&M, a preseason playoff contender that misplaced by 10 to Arkansas final month, than it did to herald the beginning of a dynasty, and even one thing rather more modest, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas did, nonetheless, win the coin toss.
The Razorbacks deferred till the second half and, after a touchback, invited Stetson Bennett, Georgia’s second-string quarterback, to trot out within the place of the injured JT Daniels, who had began for the Bulldogs in opposition to Clemson, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
The snap got here from the 25-yard line. Bennett saved the ball and sped towards his proper, almost choosing up a primary down. The following play introduced the following offensive outburst, this time with the arm of a operating Bennett: a 16-yard move to Ladd McConkey, a redshirt freshman who caught it as two Arkansas defenders drew shut a step or two too slowly.
When Georgia’s drive finally appeared ever so barely imperiled — the Bulldogs confronted third-and-1 — the tailback Zamir White zipped by for a landing, his third of the season and the primary of his two on the bottom on Saturday, together with a special-teams rating.
Georgia’s nine-play, 75-yard, shutout-starting drive, which consumed simply greater than 4 minutes, quickly counted as a relative pleasure for an Arkansas group that gave up 273 speeding yards to the Bulldogs.