The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to Atlanta this weekend to take on the in-state rival, Georgia Tech Yellow-Jackets. The Dawgs are looking to win their sixth straight Governor's Cup as they come into this one currently carrying a 28 game win streak as they are just one win away from surpassing the 1978-1980 and 1991-1993 Alabama Crimson Tide teams who also won 28 straight. As for Georgia Tech, they come into this one with a 6-5 record as Brent Key has put together a solid team in his first year as the Yellow-Jackets Head Coach. Tech currently ranks fourth in the ACC in total offense as they are averaging 31.9 points per game as they have put together a solid offense with former Texas A&M quarterback, Haynes King running the offense as he has been a nice pick up out of the transfer portal for the Jackets. Though Tech has put together a solid offense, the same cannot be said for their defense as they rank second to last in the ACC in total defense as the Georgia offense will look to have another big night come Saturday.
The Dawgs are coming off another dominant conference win as they took care of business last week in Rocky Top by defeating the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 38-10. Heisman hopeful, Carson Beck was excellent once again as he completed 24 of 30 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns as Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Dillon Bell, and Brock Bowers had big days receiving. Beck’s stock has continued to climb in the last few weeks as he has become the only quarterback to have 250+ passing yards in his first eleven starts, Beck is also just 206 yards away from breaking Eric Zeier’s single season passing yard record to move into third all-time, just behind Aaron Murray and Stetson Bennett in the UGA record books. Beck is also on pace to break Stetson Bennett’s single season completion percentage record as Bennett finished with a percentage of 68.2% , while Beck currently has a percentage of 72.9% as he has made a strong case to be at the Heisman ceremony at the end of the season.
Georgia has played stellar defense all year to go along with their lethal offense as the Dawgs defense hasn’t given up more than 21 points all year as they certainly don’t look to start this Saturday. The Dawgs’ defense has been excellent across the board all season as they currently rank ninth in total defense throughout the entire FBS. Georgia’s linebackers and secondary will look to keep Haynes King in check this week as King is not afraid to leave the pocket in order to make plays. Though King will look to make plays, there is no guarantee that he will especially with veterans like Smael Mondon, Tykee Smith, and Javon Bullard coming after him as they all combined for 20 tackles last week against the Vols.
Though some people might see this game as a trap game for the Dawgs considering the Alabama Crimson Tide will be waiting for them in Atlanta next week, still expect Georgia to take care of business and dominate as Coach Smart has kept these guys focused on whats in front of them all season and that is why they are in position to claim their 29th straight win.