Georgia will counter with a defense ranked No. 3 nationally in yards allowed (268.5 per game).
“Just looking at them on film and seeing how capable they are at throwing the ball and spreading it around, they kind of remind me of Arkansas, somebody like that,” Bulldogs cornerback Brandon Boykin said. “They like to spread their guys out and throw it.
“Cousins and Cunningham are experienced guys with big-play potential. We’ve practiced to the best of our ability, but it’s different when you get out there on the field against it. But as a secondary we’ll be ready.”
Cousins and the Spartans are coming in with a healthy respect for Georgia’s defense, but with confidence that they’ll be able to move the ball against them.
“They’re probably the best defense we’ll play this year,” Cousins said. “That alone says it all. They’re a very, very challenging team. You see no weakness across the field. They can all cover. They can all run sideline to sideline. They all play with power. So, it just heightens our focus as an offense to make sure that we’re doing all that we need to do and all that we’re supposed to do in order to have success.”
Said Cunningham: “I feel like we can move the ball on Georgia. They’ve got a good, solid defense, though. They have some All-American DBs and linebackers and stuff. But we’ve got playmakers on offense and defense, too. I feel like it’s going to be a good game.”