If it makes you feel better to fret about today’s game being a trap game, obviously, I can’t stop you. But in reality, it’s not. Georgia Southern is a FCS team, albeit one that runs a pesky offensive scheme, and that only goes so far.
One thing I very much like about this week’s preparation is that with the physical practices and the grumbling about cut blocking, Richt’s at least got the defense pissed off at the right target, instead of getting starry-eyed about the SECCG. And one thing I hope Grantham’s not worried about is how long he needs to play his starters to get that really low defensive score, as he did last week. This is a game to get up a big lead and get the starting front seven out as early in the second half as possible to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on… well, let’s hope it’s just the players’ shins.
I don’t see the point spread of almost forty being covered today, for two reasons. That triple-option is going to eat some serious clock and I don’t see GSU throwing the ball even if the Eagles get down by four scores. And I don’t think the defensive backups are going to handle the option as well as the starters will. Georgia’s offense will score, and probably at will. Look for something like 56-21.
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