Five Keys to Beating Georgia State – From the Bird’s Nest
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will try to break the first three game losing streak of the Mark Hudspeth era this Saturday when they host Georgia State. It's not a secret the Cajuns haven't been playing well. In this particular matchup, here's what the Cajuns have to do to start conference play the right way.
(AR)BUCKLE DOWN---Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle has thrown for over 400 yards twice this season and he's the SBC leader in total offense. He'll throw some short stuff, but he'll also try to stretch the field. That's tough to do if he's on the seat of his pants. A good pass rush is paramount on Saturday.
KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL---Cajuns' defense has been shaky. But it'll be tough for the Panthers to get a big score if the Cajuns are controlling the football. Some of those 10 play six minute drives wouldn't be a bad idea.
HOW ABOUT SOME FIELD POSITION--The Cajuns offense has struggled at times this season. It would be nice if they had some decent field position to start drives. The Cajuns can use the punting game to their advantage...and it's a big advantage. And, getting (gasp) a turnover or two wouldn't be a bad idea either.
EXERT PHYSICALITY UP FRONT---It's time for the Cajuns' offensive line to go dominate someone. They're going to have that opportunity against Georgia State. Having an opportunity and taking advantage of it are two different things. This is the week to send a statement.
SAY WELCOME BACK TO JAMAL--It's pretty much a given the Cajuns will love having Jamal Robinson back in the lineup. If the Cajuns go to him early and often, that will (finally) open some things up for the other Cajun receivers. Terrance Broadway could use a good game. He'll have a chance Saturday.