Georgia football: 5 successful teams the Dawgs would beat today

Brock Bowers brings in the catch for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Brock Bowers brings in the catch for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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Cade McNamara of the Michigan Wolverines signals the team against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

3: Michigan Wolverines

The next team Georgia would beat if they played them this week would be Michigan State’s state rival, the Michigan Wolverines. Yes, there is a trend with Big 10 football teams on this article, but when there are four in the Top-10, it’s only fitting to include them.

This group is 6-0 on the year, as they join Georgia as one of just 11 undefeated teams left in college football.

Michigan averages the same points as the Dawgs at 38, but the Wolverines give up 15.5 points a game.

They are a run-heavy offense, which is music to Georgia’s ears. The last time Georgia faced a team this year that averaged over 200 rushing yards a game, was Kentucky and the Dawgs held them to 51 yards on the ground.

Georgia doesn’t play when it comes to stopping the run. They live for stuffing running backs behind the line of scrimmage or even a couple yards upfield. There has only been one run on Georgia’s defense that was over 20 yards this season.

So for Michigan to have any success against the Dawgs, it would have to come through the air, which is possible as the Wolverines scored seven passing touchdowns on the year, but that would be the key to win.

Georgia’s offense would eventually wear down the Wolverines to where they could run the ball and control the clock. Michigan has the ball on average 31:38 a game while Georgia averages 31:14. This game would come down to who could sustain drives and convert on third down.

On paper, these two teams almost evenly match offensively, but with how Georgia’s defense continues to get teams off the field and opponents to convert just 31% on third down, the Dawgs’ offense would have the ball far more than the Wolverines.

Georgia would have another game where they pull away in the second half and win 42-7. If the Dawgs made Michigan one-dimensional, it would be tough sledding for them.