Jason Butt’s game summary is a good a reference place to start for the Appy State game as I could ask for, so here ’tis.
Half the fun of an opening game is seeing where all the new moving parts fit and considering how many true freshmen Smart is threatening to play, today is certainly no exception in that regard. Most of the rest of the fun is seeing if there’s something to all the preseason happy talk.
Winning would be nice, too.
Given how ASU likes to slow the pace down and how Smart’s natural tendency leans towards grinding as well, I’m skeptical there will be a ton of scoring in this game, barring a rash of turnovers and special teams specialness. I also think Georgia just falls short of covering the spread. Not that I’ll be troubled by, say, a 27-14 result that was not in doubt from early on. (Lots of second teamers playing in the fourth quarter, in other words.)
Mainly, as I said earlier this week, just show me that you’re getting your shit together, Dawgs, and I’ll leave tonight a happy camper.
Dazzle me in the comments today, folks. Have at it.