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.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Mississippi State 3-0 3-0 47.67 9.33 38.34 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-2 1-0
Georgia 3-0 2-1 31.00 14.33 16.67 1-1 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-1
 
Power Stats
 
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIS.ST 10.34 22.08 -11.74
GEORGI 12.4 18.56 -6.16
 
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIS.ST 12.21 10.86 1.35
GEORGI 12.86 8.73 4.13
 
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIS.ST 6.47 2.57 3.9
GEORGI 4.89 2.32 2.57
 
Team Records
 
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 47.67 9.33 38.34
vs Conf 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 37.00 7.00 30.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 47.67 9.33 38.34
 

Georgia Bulldogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 31.00 14.33 16.67
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 31.00 14.33 16.67
 
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
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
Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Mississippi State 1-5 3-3 1-3 14.50 84.17 2.40 29.17 56.57 192.00 276.17 3.00
Georgia 5-1 3-3 1-3 28.50 136.83 3.71 30.67 60.87 263.00 399.83 2.17
 

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 1, 2011 MIS.ST GEORGI 10-24 56 157 213 3 155 160 315 3
Sep 25, 2010 GEORGI MIS.ST 12-24 113 274 387 2 166 148 314 1
Oct 21, 2006 MIS.ST GEORGI 24-27 64 234 298 3 103 267 370 5
Sep 24, 2005 GEORGI MIS.ST 23-10 94 312 406 1 49 205 254 2
Oct 4, 1997 MIS.ST GEORGI 0-47 55 145 200 4 217 278 495 1
Oct 5, 1996 GEORGI MIS.ST 38-19 139 287 426 1 115 263 378 5
 

NCAA Football Betting Trends

 
Team Last 5 Games
 

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 16, 2017 LSU 37-7 W 7.5/52.5 W/U 285 180 465 133 137 270 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 LATECH 57-21 W -10.5/67 W/O 327 132 459 152 163 315 -2 A
Sep 2, 2017 CHSOU 49-0 W -21.5/62.5 W/U 281 274 555 18 15 33 0 H
Dec 26, 2016 MI-OH 17-16 W -14.5/57.5 L/U 209 126 335 170 263 433 -2 H
Nov 26, 2016 O-MISS 55-20 W 10/69 W/O 457 109 566 208 320 528 -1 A
 

Georgia Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 16, 2017 SAMFOR 42-14 W -33/   284 175 459 22 227 249 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 NOTRD 20-19 W 5/57 W/U 185 141 326 55 210 265 0 A
Sep 2, 2017 APP-ST 31-10 W -13/47 W/U 221 147 368 136 148 284 2 H
Dec 30, 2016 TCU 31-23 W 3/48 W/O 248 164 412 175 146 321 -1 A
Nov 26, 2016 GATECH 27-28 L -4.5/50 L/O 263 139 402 226 164 390 0 H

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

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