Film Room: Inside the Keys to a Bruising Georgia-Michigan Matchup

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Sports Illustrated

By Richard Johnson Two heralded defenses will face off for a spot in the title game. We break down the schemes that got them here. On Friday night, Michigan and Georgia will set out to play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. As Georgia’s defensive coordinator put it during his Orange Bowl press conference, “Michigan plays football.” Both these offenses have plenty of overlap in how they play on that side of the ball. But the defenses, while great, go about things in different ways. When Michigan has the ball …Michigan is explosive, and surprisingly so. Eight of its FBS-leading 17 pla…

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