Georgia football takes on Vanderbilt at home for the first time since 2018, and the Dawgs are hungry. The Dawgs may have gotten revenge on the Commodores last year for canceling the 2020 game, but this year will feature another round of it. Those who missed out on that home game in 2020 will avenge the fans this year, as Georgia will show no mercy against the Commodores.
Vanderbilt comes into this matchup 3-3, as the Commodores have dropped the last three straight matchups. After a solid start to the season, when the SEC portion began, the troubles came with it. The Dawgs are No.1 in the country and 6-0 on the season, looking to stay at the top of the SEC East standings.
Georgia should be able to handle itself against the Commodores, but they do not need to sleep through this one. It does not matter if next week brings rest or not — the Dawgs need to be sharp and avoid disaster. The offense woke up against Auburn last week, but there were still a lot of moments that were not perfect. It was great to see the Dawgs record almost 300-yards of rushing yards, but Georgia has to avoid being one-dimensional.
The Dawgs are the far superior team with more depth and talent. However, they have to want this game, which brings us to our bold weekly prediction. We’re keeping it simple this week with one prediction, but it’s one we think all Georgia fans will be happy with and support.
Here is our power prediction for Georgia as they take on Vanderbilt.
Georgia football will head into the bye week by shutting out Vanderbilt and covering the spread.
Yes, we said Georgia would cover the spread and shut out Vanderbilt on Saturday. We think this game is a statement one for the Dawgs as they are tired of hearing about how the offense isn’t that good. Georgia has plenty of talent, and while there will be guys missing due to injury, other guys are ready to step up and shine.
Despite what some people think, Georgia has the offensive firepower and defensive toughness to shut out Vanderbilt and put up a lot of points against them. Last year, the Dawgs beat the breaks off Vanderbilt 62-0, including 35 first-quarter points. Of course, that win was with a generational defense, but the Dawgs could do similar damage this year if they want.
Georgia averages 39 points a game, but I think the Dawgs score 45-plus points on Saturday. Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in the last three games, so this week will see him throw at least two of them, if not three. He will have 300 yards through the air — Bennett will look explosive.
Don’t count out that rushing attack because what Georgia fans saw against Auburn should continue. However, it’ll be a more balanced offense that features success through the air and on the ground. It’s time to see if Daijun Edwards and Branson Robinson can follow up their breakout performances and do it again.
It’s time for Georgia football to send a message because while it hasn’t been pretty the last few weeks, that 32-point win over Auburn was what the Dawgs needed. Now they can build off that against Vanderbilt and head into the bye week feeling confident. Georgia beats Vanderbilt 56-0 — at least.