I’m not gonna lie to you. It’s been a tough week to summon up the usual emotion I feel for this game. But I’m there. And I’ll be there to cheer Georgia on today.
There’s a certain whiff of 2009 that I catch, going in. No, Tech isn’t highly ranked, or even favored, but there are rumors swirling about careers being at stake, Georgia’s game plan should again involving minimizing the role of the passing attack and there’s nothing more to play for today than pride. Sounds familiar.
In the end, pride should be enough. Georgia is the more talented team and, barring turnovers, should be able to grind its way to another win. The Dawgs have worked that formula successfully for several weeks now and there’s little reason to think it shouldn’t work again today, as Roof’s defense isn’t any better than the ones Georgia’s seen during the recent winning streak.
The game is likely to be pretty ugly along the way, but one blessing is that with both teams emphasizing the run, it should run its course mercifully quickly.
Today, it’s all about We Run This State. Tomorrow, we can turn to Who Runs This Program.
Add your game day thoughts in the comments. Meanwhile, I’m off to beautiful BDS, aka Mark Richt Field.