Georgia vs. Michigan State: 4 Halftime Adjustments the Bulldogs Must Make

Jeff KneisSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 2, 2012

TMAPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs warms up before playing the Michigan State Spartans in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Georgia looks to pick up their 11th win against a tough Big Ten opponent. The Dawgs fared well in the SEC and look to build momentum for next season.

The game is still up in the air in this tough defensive battle. A few key plays can make the difference 

Here are five things Georgia must do in the second half against Michigan State:


1) Get the Ball to the Playmakers

Georgia has done a good job getting the ball to their playmakers in the first half. This will be key for the Bulldogs to winning the game.

Georgia needs to keep using screens and short passes to get their WRs in space.

2) Keep Making Big Plays on Defense

The safety on the first defensive drive was a huge momentum swing for the Bulldogs. Georgia will need to keep making big plays to give the offense great field position.

Expect the Bulldogs to make a few more big plays in the second half that will be crucial to the outcome of the game.

3) Establish the Run

While Georgia hasn't been the best rushing team this season, it will be important to establish the run against the Spartans.

Crowell will need to have a big second half to help keep the Georgia offense moving downfield.

4) Win the Turnover Battle

Winning the turnover battle will be very important for the Bulldogs in the second half. They need to give the offense a short field to work with in order to pick up crucial points in this defensive battle.

A key turnover could be the difference in the game.