The weekend started off early this week as Georgia Tech had a primetime Thursday night tussle with Clemson. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets the current national title runner up brought it and left them reeling with a 26 to 7 loss. It is the first loss of the season for Paul Johnson’s team who has already matched last year’s win total with 3 wins. Georgia Tech gets to entertain those improved Hurricanes from Miami.
There are some big games left for this weekend around the state. So let’s take a look at this Saturday’s match ups.
It has been brought to my attention that I have been neglecting the Eagles of Georgia Southern in these weekend previews. Well let me correct that this week as the 3-0 squad from Statesboro has a tough out of conference road test with the Broncos of Western Michigan.
In a late game in Kalamazoo both teams plan to hold on to their undefeated records. These teams have a lot in common. Both like to run the football to win games and each team is led by a young head coach, actually and 2nd and 3rd youngest coaches in the nation respectively. This can be seen as a revenge game for Western Michigan who took on the chin 43-17 in Statesboro last year. This year’s contest will be in Bronco country and features a confident opponent who has 2 wins against Big Ten competition this season.
Georgia Southern should be able to put together a good effort and some big plays from Fabian Washington and Matt Breida will be necessary. That being said Western Michigan a MAC favorite this season and possible New Year’s six bowl participant will be a lot tougher than last year.
Prediction: Western Michigan 34 Georgia Southern 28
The Bulldogs of UGA escaped a tight one last week in Missouri. This week the SEC only gets harder as the Dawgs travel to Oxford, MS. The Ole Miss Rebels are dangerously close to having their season fall completely off track after their 1-2 start. Now this is not a normal 1-2 team as their 2 losses are to Florida State and Alabama and both games they were leading big early before it all fell apart.
The Bulldogs are taking a rookie starter on the road to a desperate team. The bright side is that Kirby Smart’s team can deliver healthy dose of Nick Chubb out to manage the clock and take some pressure off of Eason. If we have learned anything from watching the Chad Kelly experience is that he will make some mistakes that the Georgia defense can take advantage of. That all being said it looks like a rough 12pm kickoff for Georgia.
Prediction: Ole Miss 30 UGA 27
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