Bulldogs blow into Missouri on a mission

Bulldogs blow into Missouri on a mission

Last weekend, Georgia eked out a victory against an FCS foe. Are Kirby Smart’s troops capable of rising to the occasion in their conference opener?

Searching for consistency, the 16th-ranked Bulldogs (2-0) tackle Missouri this Saturday. According to online sports book BetDSI, the SEC East stalwarts head to Columbia as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is 55.

Bet College Football Week 3 Tilts

Despite the excitement surrounding Jacob Eason’s first career start, UGA struggled to secure a 26-24 win over Nicholls State. The freshman quarterback and his castmates committed three turnovers, looking unprepared and unfocused. Even Nick Chubb had a relatively quiet performance. After gouging North Carolina for 222 yards on 32 carries, the star tailback averaged just 4.0 yards per tote vs. the Colonels.

Meanwhile, the Tigers (1-1) enter the contest having obliterated Eastern Michigan several nights ago. Sophomore signal-caller Drew Lock flirted heavily with the school’s single-game record for passing yards, hitting five different receivers for scores. The 61-21 rout was vital on the heels of a disappointing 2016 debut at West Virginia.

NCAA FB QUICK LINKS: Scores & Matchups | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Betting Trends | ATS Stats | Standings

MU will once again aspire to run as many plays as possible, presenting a great challenge for Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. The Bulldogs obviously want to keep everything in front of them and force Mizzou’s inexperienced Ish Witter-Damarea Crockett tandem to grind out tough gains on the ground. In short, it’s a very compelling chess match that could go down to the waning moments.

 

FRIDAY NCAA FREE PICK: MISSOURI +6.5

Loading...

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail Georgia vs. South Carolina Prediction The under has been profitable in the Georgia-South Carolina series but will it cash on Saturday night when the Gamecocks and Bulldogs...
Thumbnail LSU vs. Texas A&M Prediction The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies host the defending champion LSU Tigers at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night. Are the Aggies laying too many points as a 14.5-point home favorite or...
Thumbnail Michigan State vs. Northwestern Pick Big Ten rivals meet in East Lansing on Saturday when No. 8 Northwestern takes on Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. ET. Will the Wildcats cover as double-digit road...
Thumbnail Pittsburgh vs. Clemson Prediction No. 3 Clemson hasn’t played in weeks after having a bye and a cancelled game last week. The Tigers should play on Saturday afternoon, however, when they host...
Thumbnail Auburn vs. Alabama Prediction The Nick Saban-less Iron Bowl will take place on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa where No. 22 Auburn will take on No. 1 Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET. As 24.5-point...

NCAAF Headlines