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Arkansas vs. Georgia 10/2/2021 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

By PickPub | pickpub | 29 Sep 2021


 

Arkansas visits Georgia on 10/2/2021 at 12:00PM.

Arkansas and Georgia face off in a regular season matchup. Games are on campuses and crowds are full once again! Arkansas sports a record of 4-0 this season. Georgia is 4-0 this season. Enough preamble… Let’s get to the preview…

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Arkansas Team Defense Preview

Arkansas has had 52 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.0 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Arkansas are not a team that allows many plays per drive. The defense either gives up big plays quickly or induces a lot of three-and-outs, we shall find out more. Third and long situations are common against this season ‘s defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Arkansas opponents passes the football 49.62% of the time.Opponents typically have had some form of run/pass balance against them.

Arkansas opponents have had struggled with running the ball and the defense crushed the spirits of their opponents with zero or negative yard plays. 4th and Short is not a cake walk, maybe passing on 4th and Short or having some sort of RPO is the way to go because if an Offensive Coordinator thinks that they can just line up and run a Quarterback Sneak or hand it off to a tailback against this season ‘s defense, they are mistaken. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 2.38 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have had been simply unable to support their running games against their defense. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. Opponents have had shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

Disruptive plays are a part of the fabric of this team’s defensive effort. Game changing plays that drive Offensive Coordinators and Quarterbacks crazy, they find ways to deliver. Getting more specific, this front seven is a cause of a lot of headaches for offenses. They may be good enough to cause trouble in pass rush with just four rushers!Arkansas has had shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season .

Arkansas Team Offense Preview

Arkansas has had 54 total drives this season and they generate 5.04 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Arkansas is not a team that runs many plays per drive. The offense is either prone to faltering and struggles to notch first downs or extremely explosive, we will need to find out a bit more to get answers. Arkansas is an average offense as far as staying ahead of the chains, getting into 3rd and Short scenarios, and converting on 3rd and 4th Down. Passing plays are 31.99% of their play calls.They favors running the ball as opposed airing it out.

Arkansas struggles with running the ball, getting zero or negative yard plays is disspiriting and the offensive line is not effectively making a good push. Poor playcalling, pre-snap adjustments or post-snap reads may be responsible and this could fall on the Quarterback, Offensive Coordinator, and Head Coach. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Arkansas can take credit for 3.18 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average offensive line as far as their ability to set up the running game. This is a team that is rather above-average when it comes to gashing defenses. The threat of the run forces opponents to play more honest and assignment defensive football is a must, especially against zone read looks. They are capable of busting out a long run, which is really good when the team has the ball in their own territory.

Defenses have had trouble making big, disruptive plays against Arkansas this season. Front sevens are causing an average amount of trouble for the Offense. Arkansas is a better running team than passing team this season .

Georgia Team Defense Preview

Georgia has had 51 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 4.29 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Georgia are not a team that allows many plays per drive. The defense either gives up big plays quickly or induces a lot of three-and-outs, we shall find out more. Third and long situations are common against this season ‘s defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Georgia opponents passes the football 51.60% of the time.Opponents typically have had some form of run/pass balance against them.

Georgia opponents have had struggled with running the ball and the defense crushed the spirits of their opponents with zero or negative yard plays. 4th and Short is not a cake walk, maybe passing on 4th and Short or having some sort of RPO is the way to go because if an Offensive Coordinator thinks that they can just line up and run a Quarterback Sneak or hand it off to a tailback against this season ‘s defense, they are mistaken. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 2.36 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have had been simply unable to support their running games against their defense. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect them to give up big rushing plays.

Georgia have had made the turnover belt, chain, pads, lunch pail or whatever gimmick they use change hands a lot. This is a Defense that causes pure aggravation. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Georgia is better at stopping the run than the pass this season .

Georgia Team Offense Preview

Georgia has had 51 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.14 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Georgia is not a team that runs many plays per drive. The offense is either prone to faltering and struggles to notch first downs or extremely explosive, we will need to find out a bit more to get answers. Georgia has had shown a capability to be explosive on first and second down to avoid third downs and has had converted well (relatively) on 3rd and 4th Down situations. Passing plays are 44.27% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

Georgia is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. Based on the Adjusted Line Yards metric, which measures the amount of credit that should be ascribed to the offensive line for a rushing play, they average 3.22 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average offensive line as far as their ability to set up the running game. This is a team that is rather above-average when it comes to gashing defenses. The threat of the run forces opponents to play more honest and assignment defensive football is a must, especially against zone read looks. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this season ‘s team to bust out big rushing plays.

Defenses have had trouble making big, disruptive plays against Georgia this season. Georgia is among the best in the country at keeping defensive front sevens at bay. In order to stop this offense, it requires opposing defenses to need secondary players to step up and cause trouble in order for the offense to be disrupted. Georgia is a better passing team than running team this season .

The Arkansas Roster

The Players to Watch for Arkansas

K.J. Jefferson QB 6’3″ 240 Sophomore

K.J. Jefferson put up 844 yards, tossed 6 touchdowns, and he threw 2 interceptions this season. He was considered one of the gunslingers of College Football this season. His average completed pass was 10.8 yards. He was considered one of the most mobile Quarterbacks in the country this season, designed runs and zone read looks are common. His average rush was 7.2 yards.

Trelon Smith RB 5’9″ 190 Junior

Trelon Smith had 298 rushing yards on 59 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He had 3 rushing touchdowns. He is considered one of the workhorse running backs of College Football returning this season. His average rush was 5.1 yards. He was average among running backs when it comes to his role as a receiver in the offense. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 5.1 yards.

Treylon Burks WR 6’3″ 225 Junior

Treylon Burks picked up 373 yards through the air. He caught the ball 19 times this season. He reached the end zone 2 times. He is a go-to in the passing game. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 19.6 yards.

Tre Williams DL 6’5″ 260 Senior

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Arkansas, Tre Williams, had 15 tackles this season.Among Defensive Tackles/Nose Tackles, he was clogging the gaps and playing disruptive proving he is one of the best at forcing lost yardage, he had 4 tackles for loss this season.He was among the best at disrupting things up the middle and getting to QBs, he had 4 sacks this season.

Jalen Catalon DB 5’10” 198 Sophomore

The leading tackler among Defensive Backs for Arkansas, Jalen Catalon, had 30 tackles this season.Among Defensive Backs, he was very active and disruptive in the backfield, he had 1 tackles for loss this season.He was among the best at disrupting things up the middle and getting to QBs, he had 2.0 sacks this season.

The Georgia Roster

The Players to Watch for Georgia

JT Daniels QB 6’3″ 210 Third Year

JT Daniels put up 567 yards, tossed 5 touchdowns, and he threw 2 interceptions. He threw deep and medium passes to receivers more often than not. His average completed pass was 8.0 yards. He is not a mobile Quarterback and he is used as a passer in this offense.

Zamir White RB 6’0″ 215 Third Year

Zamir White had 207 rushing yards on 37 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He had 2 rushing touchdowns. He was relied upon to carry the ball quite a bit this season. His average rush was 5.6 yards. He was average among running backs when it comes to his role as a receiver in the offense. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 5.6 yards.

Jermaine Burton WR 6’0″ 200 Second Year

Jermaine Burton picked up 219 yards through the air. He caught the ball 12 times this season. He reached the end zone 2 times. He was a consistent option in the passing game this season. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 18.3 yards.

Warren Brinson DT 6’4″ 305 Second Year

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Georgia, Warren Brinson, had 2 tackles this season.He was a strong force in the interior defense forcing 1 tackles for loss this season.He had 0 sacks this season.

Travon Walker DL 6’5″ 275 Third Year

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Georgia, Travon Walker, had 10 tackles this season.He was a strong force in the interior defense forcing 2 tackles for loss this season.He was a strong pass rusher in the interior this season registering 1 tackles for loss.

Lewis Cine DB 6’1″ 200 Third Year

The leading tackler among Defensive Backs for Georgia, Lewis Cine, had 19 tackles this season.He forced 0 tackles for loss this season.He was among the best at disrupting things up the middle and getting to QBs, he had 1.0 sacks this season.

Arkansas vs. Georgia Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Arkansas 18 Georgia 26

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