Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs the ball past Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Garrison Smith (56) in the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldog defenders know they need to step up

As dominant as the Georgia Bulldogs have looked on offense this year, the team’s defense hasn’t performed quite as well. The Bulldogs have given up over 30 points in four of their five games, and they face an undefeated Missouri team this weekend that’s averaging 46.6 points per game.

Georgia defensive lineman Garrison Smith was blunt when he was asked about the team’s defensive struggles:

I think the defense is not doing horrible but there’s plenty of room for improvement. We’ve got to play better. We can’t keep giving up a lot of points and expect the offense to bail us out (Dog Bytes Online).

Linebacker Jordan Jenkins expressed a similar sentiment when asked about the game against Tennessee:

We were excited that we won, but at the same time we knew we needed to fix some things because that game shouldn’t have been as close as it was. … It is a little bit frustrating, but we know we can fix it. We just need to fix it now, pronto, before we get too late in the season.

The game between the Bulldogs and the Tigers should be an exciting one on Saturday. While Missouri has put up some great offensive numbers, they haven’t exactly played the toughest schedule. And while the Georgia defense has surrendered both points and yards, they’ve had to go up against teams like Clemson and LSU.

The game is scheduled to begin at noon and can be seen on ESPN.

[Source: Dog Bytes Online]

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