Georgia football checked its first goal off this past weekend as the Dawgs moved to 12-0 for the second straight regular season. Now with the postseason ahead of them, the Dawg will look to make 2022 sweeter than 2021 was.
How can Georgia make this year sweeter? Well, the Dawgs could win an SEC Championship Game, the one blemish on the 2021 squad’s resume.
As crazy as it sounds, last year’s and this year’s teams are not too different. The Dawgs may have dominated every week last year, and this year, sometimes the team plays down to the opponent’s levels, but they still win. Yes, the 2021 had a generational kind of defense, but Georgia reloaded in 2022. However, Georgia still leads the country in scoring defense, which it did last year.
The Dawgs have a better offense that functions better and feels like a balanced attack. As hard as it is to imagine, this 2022 squad could have an even better ending than the drought breakers did.
Georgia football could have a sweeter ending this year than it did in 2021.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, the main priority is the SEC Championship Game, and while LSU will be a tough test, it isn’t the juggernaut that Alabama was last year, or the Bayou Bengals were in 2019. Brian Kelly did a great job getting his team to Atlanta, but Georgia’s experience will be too much for his squad.
Much like in 2021, Georgia will get into the playoff win or lose the SEC Championship, but the Dawgs desperately want to win the conference again. Georgia has an excellent opportunity to do that this year, and if it does, that No.1 seed in the playoff will follow. Head coach Kirby Smart knows his team is battle-tested and that this team has the resilience to have a strong run in the postseason.
It’s hard to top what the Dawgs did last year, but it’ll be like living in an unknown territory if they can make a deep run and win another national championship. While it’ll be new stopping grounds for Georgia, it’ll be delightful because the Dawgs will be back-to-back champions with an extra notch under its belt, an SEC title.