So, I hear there’s a game today.

Like it or not, life goes on without Gurley.

There are so many variables in play today that it’s hard to get a handle on what’s going to happen.  To me, the biggest unknown is Georgia’s mental/emotional state in the wake of what’s happened in the last couple of days. The Dawgs could come out angry and focused.  They could come out flat and distracted.  Nothing would surprise me.

I didn’t like Georgia to cover the three points before Gurley’s suspension, so I’m obviously expecting a tight game, even if statistically Georgia is the superior team.

Seth Emerson brought up an interesting point on his podcast yesterday.  How much does the Gurley suspension affect Georgia’s game planning… and how much does it affect Missouri’s game planning?

It’s not raining now, but it is overcast and cool.  If it starts getting wet during the game, what kind of impact will that have on Mason’s ability to throw?

Is Nick Chubb ready to tote the rock 25 or so times today?

Georgia gets the same officiating crew it had in the other Columbia.  Will they be any more competent today?

For answers to these questions and others, stay tuned and visit the comments section.

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111 responses to “So, I hear there’s a game today.

  1. Bulldog Joe

    It will come down to how many turnovers we can force.

    Time for our defense to shine, just like two years ago when we were shorthanded out there.

    GATA.

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  2. ScoutDawg

    Just what I was thinking Joe. Defense has had some time to figure things out and it is time to take the pressure off the offense. Just “Win One For The Gurley.”

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  3. Kdawg

    The pessimist in me says the team comes out slow and distracted. I think Mizzou wins big. Like 5 touchdowns big. The optimist in me doesn’t exist. I hope I’m way wrong.

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  4. Turd Ferguson

    Would love for the story to end up being about Nick Chubb today, or perhaps even our defense. But I’m afraid it’s going to be about Todd Gurley, and how bad we are without him. Saw an infographic yesterday comparing our numbers with vs. without Gurley … not great. I’m expecting a lot of 3-and-outs from our offense today, and for Maty Mauk to put up career numbers with all the opportunities we’ll give him. Hope I’m wrong, of course. We’ll see.

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    My God….is the sugar ever gonna fall on us again?

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    Ankles taped, knees braced, elbow sleeved…Hunker it down one more time.

    My God do you realize how big this could be?

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I may have to mute the sound. The constant Gurleying will be worse than when Buckwheat got shot.

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  8. Keese

    I hate saying this but Georgia teams seem to play down to its excuses to lose.

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  9. Great start by the D

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  10. There’s that D…making big plays again…giving the O a present again! Gotta do something with it!

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  11. Americus Dawg

    And there’s our fearless leader with intentional grounding …

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  12. Bad decision, but Theus put him in an impossible decision. DE went by him without being touched.

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  13. Teams were gonna continue to have 8, 9 and 10 up close even before we lost Gurley.

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  14. Got damn Chubb is game!

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  15. OL is getting chewed up.

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  16. TXBaller

    1st & 10 at 15 – back to back wild dog. Richt/Bobo fucking stupid.

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  17. Hogbody Spradlin

    We gotta block

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  18. Nashville West

    Is Bobo even in the stadium?

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  19. Another 2 TOs gained…another 3 points off of them. Can’t let them off the hook like this guys!

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  20. Chubb picked up a great block on that pass to Bennett. Great block! I hope we start spelling him a bit more. Gurley didn’t even touch it this much this early in games.Lol

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  21. Is Hicks in the doghouse again? We have to spell Chubb. ADawg is right; nobody can get stand up to 50 carries.

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  22. Then again…..I was able to see him and his family a good bit when he was in high school. Kids knows work ethic.

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  23. Scorpio Jones, III

    Hutson…..can I get your autograph!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Arm-strength or not, that was a beautiful drive by Mason. And good play-calling. He’s playing within himself. Keep it up, defense.

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  25. TXBaller

    Stumbling, fumbling, bumbling…..
    Fearless leader!
    Is our D for real today?

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  26. Why the short kick-off? Gives them the ball at the 40.

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  27. dudemankind

    What now? 4 fumbles that we got back basically? Gotta be a record for UGA.

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  28. TXBaller

    Mason stellar!

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  29. Hot Damn! Two perfect drives in a row. Chubb and Mason — operating with a weak OL.

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  30. Scorpio Jones, III

    32 yards on offense for Mizzou wow!!!!!!

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  31. This is how you’re supposed to face adversity. Everyone that needed to step up, has. I’m not saying we can be better without Gurley but this is TEAM.

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  32. zdawg15

    Front 4 pressure

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  33. Nice, a sack fumble. On the worrisome side, they’ve found Herrera in pass coverage.

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  34. Scorpio Jones, III

    Bless your heart Hubert.

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  35. Americus Dawg

    These announcers are clueless.

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  36. Just when I thought we were gonna go end of UT first half…dat D….

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  37. Is Mitchell back on the field? I thought he might have come up gimpy on that last TD drive.

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  38. CMR is all business in the interviews today, even with Dowdle. Lol! I really like how he emphasized “it’s only one half” right at the end. So important…

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  39. PatinDC

    That was a nice half of football. The D is lights out. Hoping to keep it up the 2nd half.

    These kids are gamers.

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  40. Though…Dowdle is becoming Loran Smith-like so I could understand being short with him at times.

    “Well, Mark…you just lost to Vandy at home. How does it feel?” Best thing about Donnan was him sassing Loran.

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  41. Dang! 21 carriers for Chubb! Only 59 yards but the blocking probably cost him another 25 or so.

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  42. Nashville West

    Bobo’s play calling has squandered 3 TO’s. The D ought to slap him upside the head.

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  43. 4 TOs and still only 3 points. Good thing D has been playing so well.

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  44. Americus Dawg

    That INT was all on Mauk. Defense had great coverage.

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  45. Hogbody Spradlin

    Look at that guys. A flying freight train. Go Brendan!

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  46. dudemankind

    Augusta boy getting it done!

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  47. Nashville West

    Special teams have done a good job on field position.

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  48. Chubb, I like. I really like. And Mason is a tough hombre.

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  49. Good for Douglas but I wanted Chubb to get that TD. Dude has been everything I could ask for. At least give him the game ball should we win this. That’s a damn Bulldawg!

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  50. Missouri D is whipped. Keep running it.

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  51. Americus Dawg

    Excellent field position again after our defense forced them to punt.

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  52. Reservoir Dawg

    What does CMR have written on his left palm?

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  53. Nice job, boys. You earned it.

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  54. Americus Dawg

    Maybe the talking heads will now have something else to talk about. Probably the most complete game I’ve seen UGA play this year.

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  55. Chuck

    Never. Been. Prouder.

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  56. IndyDawg

    THAT my fellow Bulldawgs was a COMPLETE game performance! Wow, just wow. Well done coaches and players!

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  57. I’m not gonna go Kool aid drinking like I did after Clemson, but, I tell ya, this is one of the most satisfying wins in a long time. Especially considering the circumstances.

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  58. Chubb — 38 carries, 143 yards. We have something here, folks.

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    • dudemankind

      He never seemed to get winded. Remember how Knowshon would wave his arms at the sideline to come out after 3 carries. Chubb looked as fresh in the 4th as he did in the 1st. He wraps the ball up too.

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  59. can I please hear from Skeptic Dawg….. O never mind I already know … “with that many turnovers we should have score 60,” So we know what your going to say,so,,,,DON’T

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  60. AusDawg85

    Wow! A performance like that snapped me out of my CFB funk!

    Well we got through the Gurleyless fiasco…time to get back to hatin’ on Mason boys? Damn it’s gotta hurt when he just keeps on winning. 🙂

    I know, I know…wait till next week, right? Maybe then Richt will do the right thing and start Ramsey (who did throw a nice hard out pass under pressure!) since this season is lost. 😉

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  61. Chuck

    How about them damn Dawgs! What do you have to say now, naysayers!? True Dawgs believe!

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  62. Mayor

    Where’s the Kool-Aid? I think maybe grape this time. Glug, glug, glug. 🙂

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  63. Hogbody Spradlin

    Trivia guys: when did a Georgia back last get 38 carries?

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