Over the next five days we will examine five reasons Georgia can win.Today we will examine how they did against common opponents.
Opponent Alabama Differential Georgia DifferentialOle Miss W 33-14 19 W 37-10 23
Mizzou W 42-10 32 W 41-20 21
Tennessee W 44-13 31 W 51-44 7
Auburn W 49-0 49 W 38-0 38
Florida Atl W 40-7 33 W 56-20 36
The one game that jumps off the page at me is Tennessee. What a wild shoot out that was in Athens. That was the first game of the season with the entire defense on the field together and the Dawgs didn’t have all the bugs worked out. It was pre-Shawn Williams challenge, and we made a lot of mistakes. Gurley dropped two kickoffs out of bounds inside the five.
Of course he also scorched the Vols for 130 yards while his alter ego Marshall tacked on 165. It was also the fifth game of the year and UT still had some fight in ‘em. By the time Bama locked up with them in Knoxville, the Vols had given up.
The Auburn differential doesn’t factor in since Richt took his foot of their throat in the third quarter. If Saban wants to coach at Alabama, that isn’t an option for him. In that rivalry his fan base would expect him to score until the final whistle blows, and after if possible.