#3 Georgia vs Middle Tennessee Week #3 Prediction
Cover Photo: @ugaathletics instagram
By. Andrew Rodberg
After defeating their week two opponent, #24 South Carolina 41-17, the Dawgs return home to the beloved Sanford Stadium, to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. In what was supposed to be a 7:15pm start, the University announced a game-time change (noon kick-off) as a precautionary measure ahead of Hurricane Florence. This matchup on paper looks to be a blowout but there are a few keys to victory for the Dawgs.
Stay the Course:
With this matchup favoring UGA in every way possible, the Dawgs must make sure they don’t become lazy and begin to develop bad habits before the season really gets started. As Dawg Nation and media outlets predict, this game has UGA a 33 point favorite, the Dawgs must remain humble and continue to get better with every snap.
Get Terry Godwin and Demetris Robertson going:
With senior WR Terry Godwin nursing an injury, he returns back to the field and needs to get going. After becoming Fromm’s go-to receiver last year, Godwin needs to begin to put up those numbers for the offense to become more balanced. As for transfer Demetris Robertson, he saw the field in the opening game and on his one and only touch took a jet-sweep 72 yards for a TD but has not seen the ball since. These two lanky and versatile are a must if the Dawgs are going to begin to spread out defenses with the long ball.
Play Georgia Football:
With the run game the main focal point in the Dawgs game-plan, Georgia needs to continue to work in those screen passes to help eliminate the defense from stacking the box with an extra defender. If the Dawgs are able to get the ball to the edges, it will allow Brian Herrien, Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift the ability to run the ball down the gut of the defense. If they can do that, they will set the tone and this game will be a lot easier to manage.
Don’t Let Up :
UGA needs to keep their foot on the gas the entire game! After looking at their schedule that doesn’t seem to be as strong as last year, the Dawgs need to whoop opposing teams in order to show the committee that they belong in the College Football Playoff at the end of the season.
Prediction: Georgia 58 Middle Tennessee 10