#22 Vanderbilt Commodores (5-1) 5-1 ATS, 2-4 O/U at #10 Georgia Bulldogs (5-1) 2-3 ATS, 2-3 O/U Saturday, October 18 Sanford Stadium (92,746) Athens, Georgia 12:30 p.m. EST
By Wilson of Predictem.com
Vanderbilt Commodores will travel to Georgia this weekend for a battle between two top twenty-five teams. Both teams share the same record at 5-1 but Georgia is ranked 12 spots higher in the AP poll. However, Vanderbilt is ranked for a good reason as they have beaten two ranked teams this season in Auburn and South Carolina.
Commodores are averaging 24.5 points per game and giving up 16.3 to their opponents. Vandy suffered a set back last week as they lost their first game of the season to Miss. State 17-14. The Commodores great start came to an end as they only managed a total of 107 yards on offense-62 yards in the air and only 45 on the ground!
Vanderbilt QB, Mackenzie Adams was just 5-of-9 for a dismal 47 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. It was a day of frustration for all Vanderbilt players and coaching staff as well. The Commodores will need to regroup quickly if they want to compete at the same level as Georgia.
The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off of a nice win over the Tennessee Volunteers 26-14. The Bulldogs bounced back after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide two weeks ago.
Georgia looked impressive against the Volunteers, as they didn’t even punt during the entire first half. Bulldog QB, Matt Stafford did toss two interceptions but he quickly erased those mistakes by throwing for 310 yards on 25-of-36 attempts and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi had 5 receptions for 103 yards and 1 touchdown. The Bulldogs accumulated 458 total yards on offense, which was plenty to get the job done. They dominated Tennessee in time of possession- 42 minutes to the Volunteer’s 17:56.
The Bulldogs are averaging 33 points per game and allowing 18.3 to their opponents. Georgia will be the home favorite looking to avoid another loss as they, along with Vanderbilt only have one loss on the year.
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This game will be a turning point for both teams and may be pivotal as far as which team lands the more prestigious Bowl game, assuming they finish strong.
The Bulldogs defense may be too hard to handle for the Commodores as they held Tennessee to just 209 yards total. The Bulldogs out rushed the Vols 148-1! The Bulldogs also put up 458 total yards on offense. I don’t see Vanderbilt coming to Sanford Stadium and snatching a win. The Bulldogs are back on pace and will not lose on their home field.
Wilson’s Pick: The line may move tighter on this game but I like Georgia to win and cover. The Bulldog’s only loss was to an extremely good Alabama team- I don’t think Vandy can hang; it may be over by halftime. Luck to ya.