The Georgia Bulldogs are preparing to take on their oldest rival in front of a packed house in Sanford Stadium. Are the Bulldogs a prohibitive underdog? Sure. Am I worried that we’re about to see a panting at the hands of the Tigers like unto the one I witnessed in reverse in 2012? Yup.
Do I believe there’s a chance the ‘Dawgs nonetheless pull the shocking upset here? Indeed I do. Auburn has several key player back in uniform, but I’m not 100% certain that those guys are 100%. At this point in the season no one really is. If the Tigers remain as banged up as I think they are, they aren’t playing at full strength.
I think Brooks made an important point Thursday night when he said that this Georgia team needs to cope with sudden change in this one. Auburn will test the Bulldog defense from multiple angles and is going to keep coming at them fast and furious. The Tiger defense is stout up front and isn’t going to give Jacob Eason a lot of time to work with.
They’re going to make big plays on both sides of the ball. They’re also prone to give up some plays. Georgia’s ability to recover when the Auburn offense makes things happen and to put points on the board when the Bulldog defense does likewise may be the deciding factor in this one. Let’s get ready to kick it off. It’s Saturday in Athens!