No.13 Georgia Bulldogs Favored Over No.23 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Georgia Bulldogs clinched their first SEC East title since 2005, and stamped a trip to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.
But before that trip to Atlanta in two weeks, No.13 Georgia will take an initial trip to Atlanta this Saturday to visit arch-rival No.23 Georgia Tech.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt has had great success against the in-state rival, tabbing a 9-1 record in 10 games with this his 11th season.
The Bulldogs (9-2) have won nine-straight games since beginning the season 0-2.
“It’s hard to win nine in a row, especially when you need every single one to get back to the (Georgia) Dome,” Richt said. “I’m just so proud of them.”
But before that game, the bulldogs travel to Atlanta first to face Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets missed out on an opportunity to get to the ACC Championship game, though have put themselves in position for a good Bowl game out of the ACC.
That will be even better position with a win over Georgia for just the second time in 11 years.
Georgia Tech leads the country in rushing offense, behind the lethal triple-option offense installed by head coach Paul Johnson. The Yellow Jackets put up an average of over 340 yards per game on the ground..
That year, the Bulldogs entered the season ranked No.1 in the country, though lost three times.
College Football Betting odds have set Georgia as a six-point favorite on the road. The Bulldogs looked great against Auburn two weeks ago but looked shaky against Kentucky in a 19-10 win t home that clinched the SEC Eastern division.
And with rivalry games. oddsmakers can never be certain.
Though Georgia is the better team on paper, and riding the nine-game win streak which gives them the edge despite the game being played on the road.
This one kicks off a Noon ET on CBS.