4: Michigan State Spartans
Of all five of these games, Michigan State would give Georgia the best ball game of them all. Their head coach Mel Tucker is the former defensive coordinator for the Dawgs, so he knows how physical his team must be against Georgia.
Despite being a middle-of-the-row Big10 team in terms of statistics, the Spartans have 25 sacks on the season, the same amount as the Dawgs.
They know how to get into teams’ backfields, but not as well as Georgia does. Granted, Tucker is in his second year as the head coach, so you give him some time to recruit his guys, the Spartans will be a tough Big10 squad.
Georgia and Michigan State would clash, but the Dawgs’ depth would help them prevail in the end. However, it would depend on whether head coach Kirby Smart feels generous or not if the Spartans would get near their 34.29 points a game average.
Michigan State does have one of the best running backs in the country in Kenneth Walker III, who already has 997 rushing yards on the season and nine touchdowns. He averages 6.6 yards a touch and 142 a game.
However, the highest-ranked rush defense Michigan State faced this year has been Indiana, who is No. 35 nationally. They held the Spartans to 100 yards on the ground and only lost by five.
Georgia’s rush defense only gives up 64 yards a game, so Michigan State would have to depend on their passing game solely to get the job done. While the Spartans have found success through the air, it hasn’t been against Georgia, who has the No.1 pass defense nationally.
The Dawgs would eventually wear out this offense, and as long as Georgia won the time of possession and scored points when they have the ball on offense, it won’t be close.
If these two teams played today, Georgia would win 38-14.