There aren’t enough exclamation points out there to make this game day post exciting.

Hey, everybody!  It’s Homecoming!!  Georgia’s playing Missouri!!!

How’d I do?

That’s about what I thought.

The Tigers aren’t a bad match up for Georgia.  They own the SEC’s worst offense, only managing 24 points against that horrible South Carolina defense that Georgia managed to blow up.  Even better, the one skill Maty Mauk possesses that scares you, his ability to run, is absent from his replacement.

Yes, as bad as Mizzou’s been on offense, it’s been good on defense.  But even there, you can find something of a silver lining for Lambert and Schottenheimer.

… It is a textbook third and medium conversion through the air — something UGA hasn’t done once (convert a third and medium through the air) this season.

Still, Mizzou isn’t going to lose any sleep over this play. This is what the Tigers do defensively. They love to keep the ball in front down after down and, at some point, one of those great players in the front seven is going to make a play or one of those stunts is going to produce a negative play for the offense.

If Lambert’s receivers are looking at a day when they won’t face press coverage and the short, quick slants that worked so well against South Carolina are back in play, that’s good news.  Sure, the Mizzou secondary will likely do a better job cleaning up, but if the ball is moving on those plays and Georgia can mix in the occasional big play from Michel, that’s a recipe for some success.

Big keys today would seem to be, then, the offensive line taking charge against a defense that doesn’t like to load the box and turnovers.

Barring a meltdown on the turnover front, it’s a game the Dawgs should win.  The spread is 14.5, which seems wildly optimistic (who is betting on Georgia at that number?).  The over-under is 46, which would equate to a final score in the neighborhood of 30-16.  Take a touchdown off Georgia’s number and that doesn’t seem too far off.

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10 responses to “There aren’t enough exclamation points out there to make this game day post exciting.

  1. Bobby Bowden Syndrome

    i will oblige, (yawn) thanks for the effort btw!

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  2. I have serious doubts about the Dawgs tonight. But, If, the Dawgs can win &
    LSU can beat the ——- Gators, Then the Ga. / Fla. game becomes a
    redemption game & a slim chance for the Dawgs to get to the SECC Game.

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  3. It’s Homecoming!! Awesome!

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  4. Kdawg

    I don’t think it’s a great matchup for the Dawg’s. I don’t see how Georgia moves the ball and our secondary is bad enough that Mizzou will be able to move the ball. If there’s any adversity we all know Georgia will fall apart. I hope I’m wrong but I think it’ll be a very close game that can go either way.

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  5. Rush the Passer And throw the ball to the Tight Ends (Plural). GATA.

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  6. Uglydawg

    Get KM out on the edge. Throw a few screen passes…Throw to the TEs…Tell Lambert that a pump fake will get his recievers open..run a trick play or two if the defense is too agressive..maybe a reverse. Just do something that shows some imagination.

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  7. merk

    Worst case scenario is we blow up mizzou like we did SC, then shit the bed vs the gators thinking we don’t suck.

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  8. Yawn (thanks Richt). Enjoying 2 well coached, and physical teams play now, Michigan vs. State. It’s now that bad. Home watching Big 10 and actually enjoying it and going out to dinner tonight. (thanks Richt).

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  9. JT (the other one)

    “Barring a Meltdown”…about that…

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