Before we get to the fun stuff, quick disclaimer - get out there and vote today. It doesn’t matter who you support, just make time to cast your ballot.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program: the latest news and headlines on the Georgia Bulldogs.
On paper it may look like the Dawgs are going to catch a break. Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway is, at least for now, questionable for Saturday’s matchup. That isn’t going to stop head coach Kirby Smart from preparing as though he’s suiting up, though. It doesn’t matter who is in the backfield, the Tigers’ rushing attack ranks No. 3 in the country. Care to guess the top two?
Go on, I’ll wait.
OK - it’s New Mexico and Army. Just like we all predicted.
For what it’s worth, Georgia has the No. 20 rushing defense in the country so that should be the marquee matchup.
Monday’s practice brought with it some more black non-contact jerseys. This time they were donned by linebackers Natrez Patrick and Ryne Rankin. Nose tackle John Atkins was also spotted in a brace that stretched from his right knee to his foot. Trenton Thompson (hip) and Da'Quan Hawkins-Muckle (ankle) are also dealing with ailments. As far as the offense, wide out Reggie Davis was in a black jersey and receiver Jayson Stanley has already been ruled out for Saturday.
How would you describe the Georgia offense? Seth Emerson pondered the same question. The physical run game has shown itself in flashes here and there throughout the season. Against Kentucky, the team went to the shotgun and spread things out. Jacob Eason played in the spread in high school, so perhaps things clicked for the freshman.
Looking ahead to next week, kickoff for Georgia’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette will be at noon on Nov. 19. The game will be on something called the SEC Network Alternate Channel, which I’m guessing is in the 600s somewhere.
To wrap things up let’s end on a happy story. Former Dawg Malcolm Mitchell spent his bye week reading to children. Mitchell donated 3,700 copies of his book “The Magician’s Hat” to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
‘Til next time... Go Dawgs!