The first-team defense led the Black team to victory Saturday in Georgia's spring game. Here are five things we learned from the annual scrimmage.
After Alabama's "Blackout" rout of Georgia in 2008 reversed the directions of both programs, the Bulldogs get a second chance. Now the roles have switched up.
Georgia Tech's flexbone offense has caused Georgia's defensive ends to make more tackles than they are used to, so the Bulldog DEs are ready to be tested on Saturday.
Georgia's defense started slowly against Georgia Southern's difficult flexbone offense, but a solid second half gives the Bulldogs confidence facing a similar Georgia Tech offense next weekend.
Among the few black marks in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's Georgia tenure is an inability to stop South Carolina tailback Marcus Lattimore -- particularly late when the Bulldogs need a stop the most.
There were a lot of inexperience at inside linebacker for Georgia in 2011, but the experience gained should help the Bulldogs in 2012.
With the offensive leaders rooting for the offense on both sides of the ball, and the somewhat depleted defense making some solid plays nonetheless, Georgia's G-Day game had its moments.
With one look at the QB depth chart, it's easy to see that Aaron Murray is the starter. The question is -- who will back him up?
Georgia's coaches and upperclassmen assess the progress and promise of the Bulldogs' nine freshman who redshirted in 2011.
Aaron Murray's staying power could alter Georgia's depth at QB, along with Orson Charles' decision on the NFL shifting things at TE. A look at Georgia's early 2012 depth chart.
Talk of LSU playing for the national title regardless of Saturday's outcome has, understandably, mounted a chip on the shoulders of a Georgia team that has won 10 straight games.
It wasn't long into the game against Kentucky that Georgia's defense knew it was all on them. After a lackluster first quarter, they buckled down and saved the day.
Georgia hasn't had its full complement of defenders since fall practice, but they're all healthy and ready to go against Florida.
The Georgia linebackers got banged up early, but with just about everyone back this could be the unit to watch in the final half of the season.
Kwame Geathers and John Jenkins are the middlemen in the resurgence of the Georgia defense.
Georgia's defense has hit its stride during the Bulldogs' four-game winning streak.