GEORGIA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Time: Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 2-0 and looking mighty good once again. The Dawgs made quick work of the South Carolina Gamecocks last week and made it look effortless. They mowed through the Gamecocks with D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield leading the way, naturally. And now, they return between the hedges to Sanford Stadium to face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
MTSU is 1-1 to start the season. Rick Stockstill’s bunch lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores in Week 1 but bounced back to defeat the UT Martin Skyhawks 61-37 in Week 2. It was an impressive day for Brent Stockstill, who tossed five touchdowns against UT Martin. Three went to wideout Patrick Smith and the other two went to fellow wideout CJ Windham. Elsewhere, running back Chaton Mobley had two touchdowns and rushed for 66 yards.
UGA is obviously a different beast, so MTSU probably shouldn’t expect the same results this time around. The Bulldogs certainly have showed their worth over the last two weeks and look to still be just as loaded on defense as they were a year ago. It helps when you have Deandre Baker around in the secondary as well as J.R. Reed and Richard LeCounte III.
It is perhaps interesting, though, that only one UGA player has picked up a sack this season. That’s D’Andre Walker. All other Dawg defenders have been held without a sack, but that’s something that obviously will change as time progresses. When you lose Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy, you tend to take those kinds of hits. We’ll see if Saturday is the first day that they can start to really get to the QB.
This should prove to be a relatively easy task for Jake Fromm and Co. to get through before getting back to it next week. A big tussle with an SEC East foe, the Missouri Tigers, looms in the distance. So UGA would be best not to get caught looking ahead and just take care of business.