11th Ranked Georgia Bulldogs Hosts 17th Mississippi State

Georgia Bulldogs Football

Georgia Bulldogs Look To Prove They are For Real

The fans at Sanford Stadium will see the 17th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs and the 11th ranked Georgia Bulldogs when they take their seats on Saturday. The game will kickoff at 7 pm EST and will be televised nationally by ESPN.

When the season began, Saturday night’s matchup between Mississippi State and Georgia was not seen as a red-letter game in the SEC. That’s exactly what it is. Both sets of Bulldogs enter play at Sanford Stadium with 3-0 marks. Mississippi State is also 1-0 in the SEC after last week’s 37-7 rout of LSU.

No. 11 Georgia will be playing its SEC opener. After defeating Notre Dame 20-19, on September 9th, Georgia had a breather last week against Samford. They won easily 42-14, and the score could have been much worse.

Oddsmakers have UGA as a 3-point favorite after the line opened at UGA -4.5. The total is sitting at 47 after opening at 48.5.

Miss State Leads SEC in Scoring Offense and Defense

Dan Mullen has his team primed and last weeks route of LSU in “Death Valley” proved these Bulldogs are for real. The Bulldogs are first in scoring (47.7 points) and scoring defense (9.3 points per game) in the SEC.

Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald leads an offense that has outscored its opponents 143-28. He has completed 43 of 70 passes for 543 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also rushed for 240 yards and five scores.

Aeris Williams leads the Mississippi State attack with 336 yards on 48 carries and one touchdown. The focus is on Fitzgerald, a Georgia native who will have to be able to handle his emotions playing in his home state for the first time.

UGA Defense has Led the Way

Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs are only allowing 14.3 points per game. They are averaging only giving up a paltry 71 yards on the ground. No team has rushed for more than 100 yards against Georgia through three games. Defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is a force in the middle of the line. Other key players are outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who has three sacks and middle linebacker Roquan Smith who has a team-high 19 tackles.

Georgia true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm is expected to start for the third straight week. Game 1 starter Jacob Eason is back practicing after returning to workouts on Monday from a knee injury. Fromm has completed 34 of 57 passes for 449 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception.

More good news for the Bulldogs: Running back Sony Michel, who was held out of Saturday’s game against Samford after tweaking his ankle late in the contest at Notre Dame is expected back. He’ll team with fellow senior Nick Chubb. He is coming off a 131-yard effort against Samford and leads Georgia in rushing with 44 carries for 290 yards and four touchdowns.



Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Mississippi State3-03-047.679.3338.342-01-01-20-21-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records
Mississippi State Bulldogs
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-01-00-01-01-00-037.007.0030.00
Last 33-02-01-03-02-01-047.679.3338.34

Georgia Bulldogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-
Last 33-02-01-02-11-11-031.0014.3316.67
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense47.671014.3321
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense132.0088187.5055
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense327.00779.0023
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense31.00679.336
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense161.00112163.0017
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense252.5027152.0057
Head To Head Summary
Mississippi State1-53-31-314.5084.172.4029.1756.57192.00276.173.00

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 1, 2011MIS.STGEORGI10-245615721331551603153
Sep 25, 2010GEORGIMIS.ST12-2411327438721661483141
Oct 21, 2006MIS.STGEORGI24-276423429831032673705
Sep 24, 2005GEORGIMIS.ST23-10943124061492052542
Oct 4, 1997MIS.STGEORGI0-475514520042172784951
Oct 5, 1996GEORGIMIS.ST38-1913928742611152633785

NCAA Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Mississippi State Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 16, 2017LSU37-7W7.5/52.5W/U2851804651331372700H
Sep 9, 2017LATECH57-21W-10.5/67W/O327132459152163315-2A
Sep 2, 2017CHSOU49-0W-21.5/62.5W/U2812745551815330H
Dec 26, 2016MI-OH17-16W-14.5/57.5L/U209126335170263433-2H
Nov 26, 2016O-MISS55-20W10/69W/O457109566208320528-1A

Georgia Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 16, 2017SAMFOR42-14W-33/284175459222272490H
Sep 9, 2017NOTRD20-19W5/57W/U185141326552102650A
Sep 2, 2017APP-ST31-10W-13/47W/U2211473681361482842H
Dec 30, 2016TCU31-23W3/48W/O248164412175146321-1A
Nov 26, 2016GATECH27-28L-4.5/50L/O2631394022261643900H

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Forecast for Athens

Next up:
Mississippi State at Auburn Saturday, September 30
Georgia at Tennessee Saturday, September 30

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