4. Keep pounding the rock
This is something that sounds easier for Texas football to pull off than it will be in reality. Staying committed to the ground game could be a tough task for Herman and offensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Managing the possession battle is huge for this game, especially to wear down a Georgia front seven that showed to be prone in that area at times during the regular season.
It will be very tempting to test this young Georgia secondary without Baker early and often. What the Horns need to make sure remains constant is the balance of the offense. Keeping a balanced offense alive is what helps Georgia thrive on that side of the ball. If the Georgia defense can force the Texas offense to be one dimensional, this game might be over early.
One thing that Orlando did so well this fall was turning his opponents into a one dimensional offense and then use his speed and talent at all levels to exploit his advantage. If Georgia can turn the tables in that regard, it could be a long day for the Texas ground game. Balance is the name of the game for senior running back Tre Watson and freshman Keaontay Ingram.
Texas definitely has the ability to grind the Georgia front seven down with a steady rushing attack for a full 60 minutes. The effort has to be there across the board, from a solid showing from the wide receivers blocking, all the way down to Ingram and Watson exploding into every hole they can find after the first cut.