Week 7 of the faculty soccer season incorporates a host of finely poised Top-25 matchups, however Georgia will merely be an observer.
Alabama, the No.1 ranked workforce within the nation, meets No. 24 Texas A&M, whereas Florida takes on No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Oklahoma faces No. 11 Texas within the Red River Showdown and No. 10 Penn State and No. 17 Iowa cross paths.
Compared to the quartet, Georgia’s matchup lacks each pedigree and intrigue, because the No. Three ranked Bulldogs host unranked South Carolina.
Georgia thrashed Tennessee 43-14 on the highway final week to maneuver to 5-0.
Meanwhile their SEC East rivals languish at 2-Three after dropping two of their three video games in opposition to SEC applications.
It is subsequently no shock to see the Bulldogs arriving into the sport as 24.5-point favourite.
Georgia has put up 42.eight factors per sport up to now this season, racking up a mean of 512.2 yards per sport on the again of a really balanced offense. The Bulldogs common 250 speeding yards per sport, whereas their passing sport has produced 262.2 yards per sport.
Jake Fromm might not have reached the dizzying heights of Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, however has been persistently good this season. The Bulldogs quarterback has thrown for 1,076 yards, eight touchdowns and 0 interceptions up to now this season.
The junior quarterback, who’s but to lose a sport at house in his school profession, ranks third and fifth within the nation when it comes to passing completion fee and quarterback score with 77.5 % and 89.2, respectively.
Fromm might have a area day in opposition to a South Carolina protection that has allowed 390.eight complete yards and 24.four factors per sport this season.
On the defensive facet of the ball, the Bulldogs have been simply as spectacular, permitting simply 10.eight factors and 278.6 yards per sport. Georgia’s protection was boosted by the information that defensive lineman Jordan Davis needs to be out there for Saturday.
The sophomore injured his ankle in opposition to Tennessee in Week 6, however Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart sounded optimistic over Davis’ probabilities.
“We think Jordan is going to be fine,” Smart mentioned at his press convention earlier this week, as per USA Today. “He was able to run and move around and do some things. He continues to improve. If he continues at this rate he’ll be fine. He’s ahead where Solly [Solomon Kindley] and Isaiah [Wilson] were each one of their weeks that they were cleared to play.”
Here’s all you should know forward of Saturday.
When and the place is the sport?
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, October 12.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.
The sport will probably be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
A reside stream will probably be out there through ESPN’s digital platforms and on WatchESPN.
Historically, Georgia holds the higher hand and leads the all-time collection with 51 wins to South Carolina’s 18 and two ties.
The Bulldogs have received the final 4 conferences between the 2, with the newest coming in September final yr once they thrashed the Gamecocks 41-17 on the highway.
According to Oddschecker, Georgia is a 24.5-point favourite and is 23/25 to win and canopy the unfold, whereas South Carolina is an 18/1 underdog and the over/underneath bar when it comes to complete factors scored is about at 52.5.