No. 7 Auburn and No. 4 Agriculture were already scheduled to upload Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry to the program before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the plate changes. But we did not expect the Tigers and the Bulldogs to meet soon. Auburn and Georgia will start in Athens, Georgia, in the second week of the season in a game that will set the tone for racing in both the SEC East and the West.
Auburn comes away with a 29-13 victory over Kentucky in its opener. Sophomore quarterback Bo Nix settled in rhythm in the second half, and ended the day with 233 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. The defense bent down, but did not break. Kentucky was 12 of 19 in the third downs and held the ball for 36:29, but found the final zone only twice.
Georgia’s opener against Arkansas was discouraged to say the least. The attack could not take anything in the first half, starting from the quarterback, D’Wan Mathis pulled in favor of the former walk-on Stetson Bennett IV and the Bulldogs needed big defense games and special teams to get away from the Razorbacks.
What will happen in Saturday night’s big game in Classic City? Let’s break the matchup and make the selections straight and against the spread.
Auburn: Tigers have a flat support on the wide receiver Seth Williams, which is a nightmare for any defense in the country. The connection between Williams and the Knicks was evident in the second half when the two not only got together for two touchdowns, but also in a touchdown pass that was perfectly placed by the Nix, where only the Williams could carry them. Now the attack must proceed. There are many weapons for coordinator Chad Morris to include in the plan including the trace star Anthony Schwartz, veteran Eli Stove and a back-running team running four deep.
The other side of the ball will be exciting in this match. The Auburn linebackers, led by KJ Britt, are monsters and it is unlikely that coordinator Kevin Steele will feel threatened by either Stetson Bennett IV or the quarterback. JT Daniels. Because of this, expect Steele to fire shots from all over to try to confuse the Georgian callers and make them make mistakes.
Agriculture: Daniels had medical permission to return, but coach Kirby Smart has not revealed whether he will start with Bennett. In any case, the Bulldogs must find a running game. Neither Zamir White neither James Cook I entered Hogs. If the wide receiver George Pickens and the rest of his unit is going to relax deep, Smart has to find a way to get things going in the backfield.
The defense for Georgia is just ugly. That team kept Arkansas at just 4.2 yards per game and 3 of 14 in the third down last weekend, which left the Bulldogs long enough to figure out how to fix the disappointing attack. Linebackers Nakobe Dean, Quay Walker, Nolan Smith and Monty Rice They were everywhere, and they had to maintain eye discipline against a Tigers offense that would have to incorporate even more eye candy into the plan in Week 2.
Date: Saturday, October 3 | year, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sanford Stadium – Athens, Georgia
TV: ESPN | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free)
Game prediction, options
The situation of the quarterback in Georgia is absolute chaos. Daniels underwent a medical this week, but how healthy is he? Is he able to play at the level he was at before he injured his knee in the season opener last season? These are valid questions – especially considering that it took a long time for the doctors to clear them. Whether it’s Daniels or Bennett, Auburn’s defense will heat up early and often, and will make multiple mistakes from Georgia’s attack. Yes, Georgia’s defense is great. Blayne the best in the country. But all Auburn has to do is find a way to reach 20 points on him, not just to cover, but to get the win. Option: Auburn +6.5
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