Georgia Football: Defensive Dog Bones Earned Vs Georgia Tech

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The Georgia Bulldogs dominated the Clean Old Fashioned Hate rivalry game, winning 45-21. The defense had a stellar day, limiting the Georgia Tech running games like few teams have. Here are the defenders that stood out for Georgia Football in the dominant victory.

Defensive Dawg of the Day

Malik Herring – Sophomore Defensive End

Malik Herring has come on stronger and stronger for Georgia Football as the has progressed. That culminated in a huge game against the rival Yellow Jackets. Malik had five tackles tied for 3rd on the Dawgs defense.

Where Herring really stepped up for the Dawgs was in the tackle for a loss department. He had a strong 1.5 tackles for a loss in the game. Malik was strong at the point of attack for UGA. He did an incredible job staying in his lane, diagnosing plays, and attacking up field.

Malik Herring also combined with linebacker Tae Crowder for one of the Dawgs three sacks on the afternoon. Pro Football Focus graded Malik Herring the second highest defender for UGA. That combined with his statistical production, earns him a Dog Bone and makes him our Defensive Dawg of the Day.

Pro Football Focus Grade: 75.8

D’Andre Walker – Senior Edge Defender

D’Andre Walker continues to be the most explosive edge defender for the 2018 Georgia Bulldogs. He was a missile against Georgia Tech, making plays all over the field. Walker notched seven tackles against the Jackets, second on the Georgia football team.

Walker also had a sack of GA Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall and a tackle for a loss, for the Dawgs in the triumphant victory. D’Andre receives yet another ATL All Day Dog Bone, for his relentlessly pursuit and pressure on the edge.

Pro Football Focus Grade: 72.2