SEC Football: Georgia Will Beat Auburn, Lose To GaTech
Georgia has come a very long way since the freakish loss against South Carolina. They have lost the best player in the country, shut out Mizzou on the road, and dominated Arkansas in Little Rock to silence many doubters. Georgia has the most favorable schedule of any SEC contender to win out going forward. Georgia is a good enough team to be in the four- team playoff race, but the biggest question like always is can they handle the pressure?
Lady Luck No More
Auburn travels to UGA for the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Georgia will be looking to get revenge after the “Miracle at Jordan-Hare” last season, and I believe it will happen. Auburn was not a good team last year, and I will stand firmly by it. Auburn had lady luck on their side, and it allowed them to get to the BCS Championship game. Aaron Murray had a Heisman-like moment leading a depleted Bulldog team back on the road to take the lead over a heavy home favorite. Georgia had no business being able to come back in that game, but it made that loss so much worse. I believe Georgia will use that to fuel them when the WarEAgle Tigers come to Athens, and the Dawgs will win by two touchdowns.
After the Auburn game Georgia has Charleston Southern, then Georgia Tech. The last time Tech beat UGA it was Willie Martinez as DC, and it was in Sanford Stadium. If Georgia beats Auburn, they will catapult into the conversation of a playoff team and the pressure will mount once again (just like before the SC game). Jeremy Pruitt is a great Defensive Coordinator, but the triple option is a hard thing for the scout team offense to replicate. The worst thing that can happen is Georgia looking ahead to the SEC title, and not take care of a scrappy GaTech squad that could be playing for a bowl game berth. If Georgia beats Auburn, GaTech becomes very dangerous. Laugh if you would like, but the triple option requires a lot of discipline to stop.
FINISH THE DRILL
Can Georgia beat Auburn and GaTech? Of course! Can this be the team that Georgia fans have been waiting for since 1980? Eh, probably not. But Georgia is a good enough team to get to the playoff and win the whole damn thing. Imagine how many autographs Todd Gurley could sign if he could put “National Champion” beside it! Hutson Mason, not Aaron Murray, will be a National Champion. Georgia needs to stay focused, and unlike the SC game, FINISH THE DRILL.
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