The Georgia Bulldogs can thank the SEC schedule makers for the fact that they are on the easy road to the SEC Championship Game for the second straight year. This is the second year in a row that both the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide have been avoided on the slate, and now, all that’s left between the Dawgs and a date with the Tide in Atlanta is a game against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night at Jordan Hare Stadium.
Georgia might not have the toughest schedule possible in the SEC, but it has definitely earned its spot as the No. 5 team in the nation at the moment. The Bulldogs have beaten down a lot of great teams this year, including knocking off the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Cocktail Party in Gainesville.
This Saturday, the college football odds show Georgia as a 15 ½-point favorite over a hapless Auburn team that is probably set to sack Head Coach Gene Chizik at the end of the campaign.
QB Aaron Murray is going to have to play well in this one to cover such a large number. He threw for 427 yards and four TDs in his last game on the road, a 29-24 win over the Kentucky Wildcats. Remember though, that this is only Georgia’s fourth road game of the season.
This series has been a good one for the Bulldogs. They won last season going away 45-7 Between the Hedges, racking up 528 yards of offense in the process. It was their fourth cover in the last six games in this rivalry, and the only time that the Tigers were able to pull out a victory over the Dawgs came in this stadium in 2010, a 49-31 victory with QB Cam Newton at the helm.