Week 2 of the college football playoff race has arrived. One of the biggest games of the day involves the Bulldogs of Georgia and the Gamecocks of South Carolina. Georgia is a legitimate playoff contender and USC East is a solid program looking to take the next step.
The Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) come into this year looking to reload in the backfield after losing running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb to the NFL. Lucky for UGA they are absolutely stacked at the position and have sufficient talent surrounding the RB to pick up for any deficiencies as the new running backs come into their own. More concerning is the fact that only two defensive starters return from last year’s national champion runner-up squad.
Do the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0) have the offensive firepower to take advantage of the green Georgia defense? Gamecock fans hope so, as all-world athlete Deebo Samuel returns after an injury that ended last season for him before it really started. Jake Bentley is an above average QB sho has made an emphasis on cutting down turnovers which should help. Head Coach Will Muschamp is quietly building a respectable program in Columbia and wants to ride a stout defense and solid offense to victory in this crucial matchup.
The winner of this game will take the driver’s seat in the SEC East as well as having the inside track of reaching Atlanta for the SEC championship game and ultimately the playoffs. The current spread is Georgia -10 with an o/u of 56 but the formula says it will not be nearly that close. The prediction calls for a 46-5 Bulldog rout! Now, I don’t agree with the final score but I do think Georgia wins this convincingly and keeps the score under the total. We will find out this afternoon!