Man, how sweet it is to be a Georgia football fan. The Dawgs are on the warpath right now, and their next victim isn’t even from the South, but they’re in the SEC.
Missouri comes to Athens with a team that is rebuilding under a new head coach and system. They’ve had some successes this season on offense, but a blind dog could cover better than their defense can.
Looking at the Tigers’ stats, while averaging 454 yards of offense, they give up 475.6 on defense. There is only one major stat category in which they outgain their opponents, and that’s passing yards.
Missouri averages 279.5 yards on offense and gives up 191.8 on defense, which is the No.4 pass defense in the SEC.
It’s wild because Georgia ranks No.1 in all four main defensive categories while Missouri ranks 14th in three of the four — that pass defense is the lone exception.
Another example is their third-down conversions. While the Tigers have a better conversion average, they give up just as much on defense. Missouri is No.2 in the SEC, converting 48.25%, but their opponents convert 47.52%.
Georgia football will have a hay day on Saturday, and here are six bold predictions that the Dawgs should accomplish.
The Tigers are an interesting team and one that could cause problems if they got momentum, so the Georgia defense needs to enforce their will on them early.
Could this be a trap game for Georgia? Sure, but if this year’s team tells us anything — it won’t be one. However, the odds continue to improve as the news broke Thursday morning that starting quarterback Connor Bazelak won’t play against the Dawgs.
Georgia could produce some offensive numbers this week and look for them to because with this game being at noon, they will need to get the crowd in it early.
Here are six bold predictions for Saturday’s game against Missouri as the Dawgs look to start November the same way they ended October, with a big win over an SEC East opponent.