Well, it’s pretty clear that the SEC East is now Georgia‘s (3-1, 2-0) to lose. After a thrilling 44-41 win over LSU, the Bulldogs showed that regardless of how bad their defense plays, Aaron Murray and the offense will be there with a ready-made bailout plan. Last week’s recipe was 298 passing yards and five total touchdowns from the senior signal-caller.
Now, it seems that the “can’t win the big game” stigma is a distant memory for Murray, considering he’s led Georgia through one of the toughest opening-month gauntlets of games in college football history. Georgia was only the fourth team since the BCS began in 1998 to face three top-10 teams in the first four games of a season. After the Bulldogs opened with a 38-35 nonconference loss to Clemson, they came back to beat South Carolina 41-30 and now LSU. As far as anyone’s concerned, two out of three ain’t bad in this case.
What to look for in Week 6: Look for the Bulldogs to embarrass Tennessee, smoky uniforms and all, and for Murray to break some SEC records in the process. Look, I was at the Vols’ game last week against South Alabama – one Tennessee is honestly lucky to have won (31-24). That team can’t hang with Georgia, despite all the chatter about this being a letdown game for the Bulldogs. I say nonsense, Georgia by a lot in this one. The Dawgs have dominated Tennessee lately, winning the last three and nine of the last 13 meetings. That domination will continue this week – with or without Todd Gurley.