Georgia is going to look a lot different this season without Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Him leaving is a huge loss, but that tends to happen when a player averages 18.5 points per game in his sophomore season.
Regardless, some talent is back, which includes Nemanja Djurisic. He is the returning leading scorer. Djurisic put up 12 points and seven rebounds in the first game of the season.
Both Georgia and Georgia Tech are expected to finish in the lower half of their conference. Still, this is a game against rivals and a matchup consisting of two power conference teams.
Georgia has to get off to a fast start and beating the Yellow Jackets would help with that. The Bulldogs finished with a 9-9 record in SEC play last season. However, they finished with an overall record of 15-17. Having a winning record when conference play starts will be key.
Caldwell-Pope was the only player who averaged double-digits in the scoring department last season, but three players managed to score 10 or more points against Wofford. The Bulldogs also grabbed 49 boards in that game. I doubt they will be able to keep that up since the best rebounding team averaged 42.1 rebounds per game last season.
Still, the Bulldogs are 1-0 on the season and they can get a pretty decent win on the resume if they can beat Georgia Tech on Nov. 15.