The Georgia Bulldogs are halfway through their regular season, and they are already doing better than what I originally thought they would do. That being said, they are 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Georgia was predicted to come in 3rd by the media before the season, and they appear to be on their way to making that come to fruition.
Week 7: Saturday, October 15 vs. Vanderbilt @ Stanford Stadium (N/A) (Homecoming)
Week 8: BYE
Week 9: Saturday, October 29 vs. Florida @ EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL (@ 3:30 pm on CBS)
Week 10: Saturday, November 5 @ Kentucky @ Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY (N/A)
Week 11: Saturday, November 12 vs. Auburn @ Stanford Stadium (N/A)
Week 12: Saturday, November 19 vs. UL Lafayette @ Stanford Stadium (N/A)
Week 13: Saturday, November 26 vs. Georgia Tech @ Stanford Stadium (N/A)
*Schedule from fbschedules.com
Top Players So Far
- QB Jacob Eason
This true freshman quarterback is already terrifying coaches in the SEC when they think about the future. Eason’s completion percentage is not all that great (mostly thanks to that ugly South Carolina game)as it is at a smidgen over 51%, but he has thrown for over 1,000 yards with eight TDs and five INTs. He has also been able to show off his cannon of an arm; just think of that beauty of a pass he threw in the heartbreaking loss to Tennessee (sorry for the reminder).
- RB Nick Chubb
Obvious right? Chubb leads the team in carries (100), rushing yards (546) and rushing TDs (5). He started the season banged up, and was really only used a decoy in their game against Tennessee. A game in which I’m sure he was disappointed to not be able to really play in considering what happened to him last year in their game against the Vols. Although Michel is averaging the same ypc as Chubb (5.5), he hasn’t been as healthy and doesn’t have the same sort of stats on the season as Chubb does.
- CB Aaron Davis
There are several players I could have chosen here, including the two I wrote about in my season preview: Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy. But I chose Davis for this reason: he seems to be doing everything. He has 27 total tackles (t-3rd on team), one sack (t-4th), an interception (t-3rd) two forced fumbles (1st) and a fumble recovery (t-2nd). He’s a bit of a do-everything player for the Dawgs so far this season.
Two Most Important Games Remaining
Week 9: vs. Florida 10/29 in Jacksonville, FL (@ 3:30 pm on CBS)
This game could potentially have a lot at stake. UGA currently has two losses in the SEC, while Florida only has one. Tennessee is the front-runner in the east right now, but they do have one loss in the conference, and they play Alabama this weekend. Even with two losses in the east, Tennessee would still hold the tie-breaker over Florida and UGA in the event they all end with two losses in the SEC, but who’s to say that Tennessee couldn’t lose another game in the conference? Their remaining SEC schedule is not exactly murderers row (@ South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and @ Vandy), but anything can happen, particularly in rivalry games.
Another reason I chose this game? These two teams hate each other, and who doesn’t love a good rivalry game?
Week 11: vs. Auburn 11/12 in Athens, GA (time and channel N/A)
I am picking this game over the Tech game because I honestly do not believe that that game will even be close. After Auburn escaped their wild matchup with LSU earlier in the season, they have played much better. Those wins weren’t against that great of competition (Louisiana-Monroe and Mississippi State), but they still have looked better than most expected that they would. Plus, it’s a big rivalry. This game always seems to be a classic, and I expect no less this season.
How will the rest of the season go?
I honestly believe that UGA can win out, but I don’t think that they will. I see them losing one more time this season; I just can’t decide if it will be to the Gators or to War Eagle.