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Things don't get any easier for Georgia's soccer minor as it faces Quentin Johnston, TCU's power forward

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Almost every Georgia fan saw why Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was so publicly discussed before the game. He finished with five catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He nearly went four and who knows what he would have done if he hadn’t suffered a concussion late in the third quarter.

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Georgia found a way to overcome Harrison and Ohio State’s talented passing offense. But the end game doesn’t look to be any easier, especially with TCU boasting star receiver Quentin Johnston.

While many scouts see Harrison as the top wide receiver in the 2024 NFL Draft cycle, Johnston has a real case for being the top draft-eligible wide receiver this cycle. He took home offensive MVP honors with his game against Michigan and ESPN’s Jordan Reid had Johnston taken by the Houston Texans with the 12th overall pick.

The 6-foot-1 junior has struggled in the last two games, catching 10 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines.

“His external size stands out a lot,” said fullback Javon Bullard. “We know they have very large receivers, large catch radius and they can run. Anytime you have that size on the perimeter, whether it’s a fast game or deep balls, it’s always a great combination.”

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The guy who caught the ball for Johnston is pretty special too, with Max Duggan finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting. He’s a threat both as a passer – 32 touchdown passes – and as a runner – eight rushing touchdowns.

Duggan and Bennett started hanging out when they were both in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. The two probably weren’t exchanging secrets, especially since TCU was a touchdown underdog against Michigan while GEorgia had Ohio State and CJ Stroud to deal with.

TCU was able to beat Michigan thanks to its pace. Sonny Dykes has been a longtime Air Raid defenseman, while offensive coordinator Garrett Riley won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.

“We started running more like a pace and rush attack,” Johnston said of TCU’s offense against Michigan. “And it was like taking a minute for them to get ready. And many of them were tired and worn out early. I feel that, overall, that’s where we had the advantage.

After a strong showing throughout the season, Georgia’s defense was cut in the last two games. The Bulldogs conceded 41 points to Ohio State and 30 to LSU. Both finished with over 450 yards of total offense, well above the season averages Georgia gave up.

Georgia was facing some health issues on their defensive front, but the back end was healthy and able to finish the game against TCU.

If Georgia is able to do a better job of pressuring the quarterback, it finished with 4.0 sacks, but Stroud escaped numerous pressures to create some big plays, that should help the backend. Duggan’s ability to climb will make this difficult, as he is more creative than Stroud with his legs.

“They hit the ball vertically downfield,” said Georgia coach Kirby Smart. “They have a lot of size on the outside so they can cover you on the perimeter game and they can throw shots and they’ve made a lot of good plays over the year.”

The Horned Frogs could rely more on passing in the game if event leader Kendre Miller is unable to play. He left the Michigan game with a knee injury and is questionable for Monday’s game. He rushed for 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season.

The Georgia minor will have one more challenge to overcome when they face Johnston and the Horned Frogs on Monday in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET, with ESPN airing the game.

Kirby Smart previews game against TCU

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