Kirby Smart reveals one area of concern for Georgia's defense against Notre Dame
If Notre Dame is able to pull off an upset this week at Georgia, QB Ian Book will have to have a big game. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said he’s very capable of doing that, and making strides against his defense.
“It’s always different when you play a guy like this, because he can run to throw, and he can run to run,” Smart said in an interview for WSB’s “Bulldog Game Day.” “You’ve got to be patient. You can’t get frustrated when he makes a play on you with his feet because it’s going to happen. That’s what he’s good at.”
Book has completed 61 percent of his passes this season without an interception. He’s thrown for 553 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2 games against Louisville and New Mexico. But Book is tied for the team lead with 127 rushing yards, and has 2 TDs. He averages 5.5 yards per game rushing.
Last season, Book finished the season with a 68.2 completion percentage with 19 TDs passing, and 95 carries for 280 yards and four TDs rushing.
The game is set to kick off at 8 p.m. on CBS at Sanford Stadium in Athens.