Georgia Bulldogs Football: Early Sugar Bowl bold predictions

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The Georgia Bulldogs were snubbed a spot in the playoffs. Now they get to take their anger out on Texas. Here are some bold predictions for the Sugar Bowl.

The Georgia Bulldogs football team narrowly missed out on a second consecutive college football playoff birth after falling to Alabama in the SEC Championship 35-28. It was revealed earlier this week that the Bulldogs will face the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl.

Bold Predictions-

Offense: The Georgia offense was rolling against a top Alabama defense in the championship game. Jake Fromm played the best game of his career, and the dynamic duo of D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield had great runs, providing solid production to keep the defense honest.

The Texas defense that the Dawgs will match up against rank 36th in run defense in the NCAA this year. They are giving up almost 136 yards per game on the ground. All year we have seen the Bulldogs running game tear up opposing defenses.  This game will be no different.

Just a few seasons ago we saw the Dawgs offense almost produce three 100 yard rushers against the South Carolina Gamecocks defense. Well, in the Sugar Bowl, against the 36th ranked run defense of the Texas Longhorns, I think that the Bulldogs produce up three 100 yard rushers.

Those three rushers will be D’Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield, and Brian Herrien. Not only will each of them run for 100+ yards each, but all three will also rush for at least one touchdown each.

Defense:  The Bulldogs have been a solid unit this season. Not quite as good as last year’s team, but that’s to be expected after losing some starters and the top linebacker in the nation.

Even so, the defense still features stars such as Deandre Baker, D’Andre Walker, and rising star Eric Stokes. Texas plays in the Big 12 which essentially features zero teams with a good defense. So, this will be the first real test for their offense.

Offensively, the Longhorns have been averaging around 415 yards per game and 31 points per game. The Bulldogs, on defense, only allow 311 yards per game and 18.5 points per game. However, facing their first real defense all year the Longhorns’ offense will be in for a surprise come game day.

The Bulldogs defense is going to hold the Texas offense to half their usual production, allowing only 205 or less yards and no more than 14 points.

Special Teams: Mecole Hardman has been one of the top return men in college. During the Sugar Bowl, he returns a punt for a touchdown. Also, Rodrigo Blankenship has been one of the best place kickers this year and last year in football. He will kick a 60-yard field goal against Texas, a career long and UGA record.

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Final Score: The final outcome of the game will be great for the Dawgs, but an utter embarrassment for the Longhorns. UGA rushes for three touchdowns and Fromm throws for two as Georgia smashes Texas 45-14, proving they should have been in the playoff all along.