Top Hogs in Town

Arkansas led the SEC in scoring last season. At right under 6-feet tall, Joe Adams is a super-quick senior wideout. The other starting wideouts in a three-wide formation are much taller and also proven: Jarius Wright is a playmaker, and Greg Childs went over 100 receiving yards vs. Florida, LSU and UGA last season. Tight end DJ Williams can get in space and make big plays, and the offensive line is experienced. They rotate four capable running backs, though none gets many carries. Because they love to let perhaps the best quarterback in college football wing it. Ryan Mallett is tall and accurate and has a strong arm, when his footwork is right. Example: He shredded Georgia for 41 points last year in their only home loss last season. The Hogs have fared far worse on the road under Bobby Petrino. Road losses last year at Bama, Florida, Ole Miss and LSU showed that Mallett can be shaken when heavily-pressured in hostile enemy confines. Georgia will need continued solid secondary play, as we saw in Columbia. We will need to wrap up and tackle much better on run defense. And more than anything else, we will need to sick Justin Houston on Mallett on almost every play. The nearly un-blockable Houston is thus far the team MVP at GEORGIA. He adds an element we have lacked since Marcus Howard was done after the Hawaii beat down in the Sugar Bowl. Big test for Grantham and our defense, but also a huge test for our offense to wake up and score the points we may need to win.