“Every time we get on the field, we are pushing for a three and out,” Nakobe Dean, a junior linebacker, stated. “That is just the standard. If they do not score, they cannot win. We just try to do our job and get them off the field and get the offense the ball.”
And Georgia’s offense, not even essentially the most sterling inside the SEC, has pushed the Bulldogs’ 142-10 dispatching of their first three opponents within the sport’s premier league.
While 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 indicators that Arkansas will not be again to being an influence paying homage to the Frank Broyles period. Indeed, the workforce’s evisceration on Saturday in all probability did extra to gasoline questions concerning 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 far 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 selecting up a primary down. The subsequent play introduced the subsequent offensive outburst, this time with the arm of a working 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 eventually regarded ever so barely imperiled — the Bulldogs confronted third-and-1 — the tailback Zamir White zipped by means of 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 workforce that gave up 273 speeding yards to the Bulldogs.