Georgia has no problems rolling by Georgia Tech. What does it all mean for the College Football Playoff race?
Final Score: Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 7
Prediction: Georgia 34, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Georgia -11, o/u: 52.5
And everything is just fine for Georgia.
The Auburn loss is now way in the rearview mirror, and now the mission is clear.
Win the SEC Championship, go to the College Football Playoff.
That was the case when the Dawgs were being blown out by Auburn, and that was the case when the rolled past Kentucky without a problem. That’s the nice part about wrapping up the East when they did – they had the buffer.
And now Georgia fans can relax a bit. Now the playoff really begins. Now you know exactly what the deal is.
Georgia was going to likely have to win the SEC Championship anyway to get in, and now, it’s this simple, Win three more games, take the national title.
Jake Fromm was brilliant. Georgia Tech was loading up to stop the run, and it beat up Fromm a little bit. It didn’t matter – 12-of-16 for 224 yards and two scores, with two carries for 20 yards. He didn’t make the mistakes the Yellow Jackets needed.
Georgia Tech had no shot if it didn’t dominate on the ground. Georgia ran for 247 yards and three scores, and Tech ran for 188 yards with only a few good runs. TaQuon Marshall couldn’t make the Dawg defense pay, hitting just 2-of-9 throws for 38 yards with a score and a pick.
It was the No Drama game for Georgia. Considering what Pitt did to Miami on Friday, the last thing the Bulldogs needed was for Georgia Tech to get early control of the game. Instead, they got up to a 14-0 lead, gave up a score, and scored 24 unanswered points. Quick, efficient and clean. And again, no drama.
What Does It All Mean For The College Football Playoff Race?
Everything is all set now for Georgia.
Win and get in, lose and get out.
It would’ve been a big help to Ohio State and TCU if the Bulldogs lost this and then won the SEC Championship, but now they need Alabama or Auburn to roll through and win to ensure that just one SEC team is in – maybe.
It reenforces the idea of the ACC not getting two teams in now that Miami has that one loss to Pitt along the way, and it makes the SEC Championship that much bigger.
Next week, the College Football Playoff really starts.