Georgia Football returns home on Saturday to play its first game against the SEC this season in the friendly confines of the Sanford stadium. South Carolina enters the classic city to face Bulldogs No. 3.
For the second consecutive week, UGA faces a team that comes from a week off. Last week, Georgia and Tennessee were off for an open week, but this time it’s a potential win for Gamecocks alone.
South Carolina feeling an upset??
The Gamecocks lead Georgia after this pick six from Israel Mukuamu on Jake Fromm’s first interception of the year. pic.twitter.com/Ag2ZrWHFPn
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 12, 2019
The Bulldogs enter as a favorite with 23.5 points with a 5-0 record. Georgia wins against Vanderbilt and Tennessee at SEC. His biggest win of the year was won three weeks ago against Notre Dame, number 10. South Carolina goes into a big fight. Will Muschamp and his company are 2 or 3 in the year with victories over Charleston Southern and Kentucky. Losses were recorded in North Carolina, Alabama, and Missouri.
Most expect UGA to do business at home, but no SEC opponents come near noon. ET start (ESPN) is known to cause some flat starts. The freshman quarterback did not make the trip to Vanderbilt due to restrictions on the 70-passenger roster and aside from something unexpected, he will not be with the team in Knoxville.
In May, he underwent surgery to remove a cyst from the brain and is in the process of being cured. Mathis participated in non-contact work with the team. He was able to do some drilling, run highways and participate in practice periods from 7 to 7 but, to our knowledge, he has not yet been authorized to act. Mathis was fighting for the substitute quarterback this spring, but Stetson Bennett IV won. Nathan Priestley is still the third quarterback of the UGA at the moment.
Georgia Football, The first-year defensive end was not present at the Monday or Tuesday media training session and Dawgs247 was later able to confirm that he was suffering from a slight wrist injury. There is a small chance he can play against South Carolina, but his prognosis should improve considerably from week to week. So far, he has played five games with the Bulldogs, mainly in the third attempt of DIME package, where he was used as a smuggler and spy. Walker also spent time in the initial team. He has five tackles, one-half for one loss, one sack and two quarters this season.