Saturday will be a revenge game for Georgia. Revenge from that 40-17 beatdown at the hands of Auburn back on November 11th. At the time of that game Georgia had already clinched the SEC East. Only question was who they would face in the title game. Now they know and they are ready for redemption.
It’s been one of the best seasons in memory for the Georgia faithful.
It started back in early September with an opening with over Appalachian State. However, in that game starting quarterback Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury. In comes true freshman Jacob Fromm. All Fromm did was lead the Bulldogs to a 20-19 win the very next week at Notre Dame. From that point on head coach Kirby Smart stuck with Fromm. He wasn’t asked to do a lot. Basically hand it off to the dynamic duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Georgia really only threw it when they had to.
Georgia won the next 7 games and averaged 40 points per game on offense and only gave up 10 per game on defense. That included wins over Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and South Carolina. They were rolling.
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Then came the trip to Jordan-Hare stadium in mid-November. It all fell apart in one afternoon. The defense couldn’t stop Jarrett Stidham and Kerryon Johnson. Stidham threw for 214 yards and 3 TD’s and Johnson had 233 yards of total offense. On offense Chubb and Michel combined for 48 yards rushing. Fromm completed less than 50% of his passes. It was total domination all the way around.
Georgia righted the ship a bit the next two weeks, beating Kentucky and Georgia Tech by a combined 60 points.
Now? They get a chance at revenge against Auburn on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta. It’s basically a quarterfinal game in the College Football Playoff. Who will win? I have no idea but my guess is that it will be a lot closer than the earlier game in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
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