(Weiszer’s matchups to watch here.)
I can only think of two issues about today’s game.
The first is whether we’ll be treated to Nicholls, The Sequel. Samford certainly has the resume for that.
1 Victory for Samford against an SEC opponent: The Bulldogs beat Ole Miss 7-6 on Oct. 20, 1934. Samford has a 1-34-1 record against SEC opponents. The Bulldogs tied Alabama 7-7 on Sept. 28, 1935. Since that tie, Samford has lost 30 consecutive games against SEC opponents. The Bulldogs visit Georgia on Saturday.
It’s hard to take Samford’s chances seriously today. Add to that what would be an understandable emotional hangover after last week’s thrilling win in South Bend, and it’s not hart to extrapolate another struggle against a lower division squad. I don’t think it’s gonna happen, but I’m not gonna lie and say I won’t be watching carefully to see if this team’s learned how it needs to approach every game.
Second issue: does Georgia finally get off the under-40 points scored schneid? The Dawgs haven’t cracked the forty-point barrier in a game since beating Southern 48-6. That happened on September 26, 2015. I had to look it up, but, yes, that is currently the longest such active futility streak in the conference. When you consider the production from some of the other SEC offenses, that’s pretty embarrassing.
That one, I’m not so sure about.
Consider this your invitation to a game day thread in the comments.