Georgia Bulldogs Injury Report vs. South Carolina Gamecocks for Week 3:
It’s another week of uncertainty at the quarterback position for Georgia, as JT Daniels and Stetson Bennett are both battling nagging back injuries.
Bennett is dealing with a lower back injury and Daniels is still progressing back from the oblique injury that’s hampered him since the Clemson game. It looks Dawgs fans will be finding out who the starting quarterback will be during the pregame announcement again this week.
Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith are both still out with the foot injuries they suffered in fall camp, but they are both out of their walking boots, which is good news for getting them back on the field.
Georgia fans will once again have a watchful eye on the receiver position Saturday night at Sanford. Kearis Jackson, who has been limited to special teams action thus far this season, may get his first run at wide receiver, which would give whomever lines up under center another explosive weapon at their disposal.
Georgia fans held their breath when gamebreaker Arian Smith came up limping in the second half last week against UAB, but Coach Smart characterized his injury as a bruise that he’s pushing through, so look to see #11 on the field Saturday night.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs odds and betting pick for Week 3:
Georgia’s offense seemingly found its footing against UAB this past weekend. If the Dawgs can keep their foot on the offensive pedal as SEC play opens, Georgia will be a daunting foe for every opponent on its schedule.
Pairing a potent offense with the suffocating Junkyward Dawgs defense puts Georgia squarely in the national championship conversation.
Georgia is currently a 31.5 point favorite over South Carolina according to the latest odds from WynnBET, which is a point higher than where the spread stood on Monday morning. WynnBET currently lists even odds for Georgia and South Carolina at -110 (bet $110 to win $100).
If totals light your fire, WynnBET currently lists the over/under for Georgia’s SEC opener at 47.0 points. The odds on the over hitting are -115 (bet $115 to win $100), while the under is sitting at -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
The last time South Carolina came Between The Hedges and Georgia was a heavy favorite, things went sideways. But, the Dawgs dominant showing against UAB last Saturday illustrated one of head coach Kirby Smart’s oft-quoted sayings, “The standard is the standard.”
Regardless of the opponent, the only team that can beat Georgia, is Georgia. Zeb Noland, Luke Doty, hell, the Gamecocks could bring back Stephen Garcia for a spot start at quarterback, and it wouldn’t matter. This defense is the stuff of nightmares for opposing signal-callers.
Georgia’s offense will continue the momentum from the UAB game and score early and often against the Gamecocks on Saturday night. Look for offensive coordinator Todd Monken to dial up some early shots deep again this week to take advantage of Georgia’s mismatches with South Carolina on the edge.
It took everything South Carolina could muster to slip by ECU with a paltry 20 points. Their offense may not cross midfield against Georgia. The number is big, but this is the 2021 reality at Georgia. We like the Dawgs to cover -31.5, but given the probability that Georgia’s defense could pitch a shutout, we’re inclined to bet the under.
What channel is the Georgia Bulldogs game on Week 3:
The Georgia Bulldogs SEC opener at Sanford Stadium against the South Carolina Gamecocks will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN2 at 7:00 pm EST with Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge in the booth and Molly McGrath reporting from the sidelines.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs live stream:
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Georgia Bulldogs next game and schedule:
Following Saturday’s SEC opener against the Gamecocks, Georgia heads to Nashville for its first true road game of the year against Vanderbilt, kicking off against the Commodores on Saturday, September 25th at Noon EST on the SEC Network.
Here’s a look at Georgia’s schedule for the next 4 weeks:
Week 4 – September 25: @ Vanderbilt @ Noon EST on the SEC Network
Week 5 – October 2: vs. Arkansas; time TBA
Week 6 – October 9: @ Auburn; time TBA
Week 7 – October 16: vs. Kentucky; time TBA