Georgia Bulldogs Face Favorable Schedule Rest of The Way
Things are looking up for the Georgia Bulldogs. With less than two minutes left on Saturday, Georgia trailed the LSU Tigers 41-37, and the hopes and dreams of a huge season were in the balance. That’s when senior quarterback Aaron Murray led a game-winning drive that ended with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott-Wesley, as the Bulldogs snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Now, Mark Richt and his team face another opponent: Complacency. Georgia has already faced three top-10 teams this season (Clemson Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks and LSU), and the schedule definitely lightens from here forward. The only team currently ranked that is on the remainder of the Georgia schedule is the Florida Gators.
However, there are plenty of pitfall games remaining. This week, Georgia faces the Tennessee Volunteers, a team still finding its way under new head coach Butch Jones. The following week, the Missouri Tigers visit Athens. Missouri is currently 4-0 on the season and is looking much better in its second year in the SEC.
Georgia then visits the Vanderbilt Commodores, who are certainly not the Vandy of old under head coach James Franklin.
After a week off, Georgia faces Florida in Jacksonville in the annual border rivalry. Florida is still formidable, especially on defense, so this game will be a challenge.
If Georgia can run the table, and they will be favored to do so, they will find themselves back in the SEC Championship Game, where they lost in heartbreaking fashion last year. However, to get back to Atlanta, the Bulldogs cannot afford to overlook anyone on their schedule.
Tim Letcher is a contributing writer for RantSports.com and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter @TimLetcher , on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.