The Georgia Bulldogs thought they would have everything to play for on Saturday. In the first half of Missouri’s game with Arkansas, it looked like Georgia would be the SEC East champion, and two wins away from a College Football Playoff berth. By the time, Missouri finished dominating Arkansas in a 15-0 fourth quarter burst, most of Georgia’s dreams seemed to die.
Both teams are (9-2), but only Georgia Tech will be playing in their conference championship game. This game is big for a lot of reasons, but it’s only one out of a handful of contests between the SEC and ACC.
Now the Bulldogs need to get focused for their instate rival on Saturday. It’s an early game, and if things go according to plan, this game will end quickly for both teams. Georgia has to deal with one of the best rushing offenses in the country. We all saw what happened when Florida decided to go full power a few weeks back. Well, the Yellow Jackets keep the ball on the ground for a living.
Georgia Tech averages 327 yards rushing per game, and their triple option offense is tough to prepare for most of the time. For the most part, Georgia has a good run defense, but they’ve succumbed to teams who repeatedly put pressure on the front seven. If Georgia Tech doesn’t throw more than 10 passes, it will be a long day for Georgia.
Georgia will look to get an early lead on Saturday. Nick Chubb is the go to guy, and some believe he should be in the Heisman discussion. Chubb has taken the place of the suspended and now injured Todd Gurley, and he has been a man amongst boys in plenty of situations this season.
Georgia has improved their passing game in recent weeks with Hutson Mason. He’ll have to be on his best behavior on Saturday. His completion percentage was never in question with Georgia’s passing game, but they weren’t making big plays early on. However, they scored more than 50 points in two of their last three games, and that alone can change Georgia Tech’s outlook on offense.
Georgia Tech has lost two games by a combined 11 points. Therefore, the Yellow Jackets are not prone to getting blown out of the building. It looks like this will be a fourth quarter game, and the team with the most discipline will win.