#3 Georgia vs South Carolina Week #7 Prediction
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By. Andrew Rodberg (twitter.com/AndrewRod2019)
TV/Radio: ESPN 12:00pm NOON
ATHENS, GA— After yet another 5-0 start to their season, the Dawgs look ahead to their matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks in Sanford Stadium. In the previous 2 years since Kirby took over the helm, the Dawgs have won convincingly with scores of 24-10 (2017) and 41-17 (2018). With a 12:00pm noon kickoff, the Bulldogs have a few keys to victory:
We’ve said this all year and will continue to do so. With Jake Fromm, a college version of Drew Brees (game manager), it is very rare at this point in his college career to see him have any real mistakes when it comes to protecting the ball. With many QB’s turning the ball over with interceptions, fumbles or sacks, Fromm continues to be the ideal QB when it comes to limiting those mistakes. Poise will always be a key part in our predictions as many allow the game to get the best of them. Fromm must remain unbreakable if the Dawgs want to make their way to their 2nd CFP appearance in 3 years.
Variety in the Run Game:
This topic may be an obvious one for fans, but hasn’t seemed to change the past few games. With the Dawgs rushing on an average of 37.4 attempts per game, they need to add some diversity to their game. Ever since the Notre Dame game on September 21st, the Dawgs have became one dimensional with their HB draws instead of pushing the ball outside of the tackles and forcing teams to play sideline to sideline. With that being said, Dawg Nation has seen less and less of James Cook who is known for his jet-sweeps and ability to get to the outside. If the Dawgs are looking to improve their running game, this could be a starting point on sparking some big plays throughout the game.
As previously stated in last week’s prediction, the defense must continue to improve. After matching up with UT’s freshman QB Brain Maurer (threw for 205 yards and 2 TD’s in the first half), they showed they have a lot of holes that need to be fixed. If unable to fix those issues, pass happy offenses are going to eat us up. With Mark Webb and JR Reed at the head of the defense, they must come together as a unit and begin to show that they are getting better in passing coverage on a weekly basis.
If Georgia is able to accomplish these keys to victory, they should win