1. College Football News Preview 2020: Georgia Bulldogs Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
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Just keep knocking on that door.
If the goal was to come as close to winning a national championship over the last three seasons without doing it – remember, Oklahoma hasn’t played for the national title in the College Football Playoff era – Georgia would be the winner.
Over those three seasons, Kirby Smart’s program has won 36 games – the same number as Oklahoma.
Alabama and Ohio State have each won 38, and Clemson leads the way with 41, but LSU has won 34, Notre Dame 33, and Wisconsin and Penn State each check in with 31.
Even schools like UCF (35), Appalachian State (33), and Boise State (33) can’t quite get to 36.
Georgia is a true college football superpower, but without the College Football Playoff trophy to prove it.
The recruiting has been as good or better than anyone, the coaching staff – including stealing Nick Saban’s strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran and making him the head of special teams – is top-drawer, and there’s nothing missing but a little bit of luck.
The Bulldogs were almost certainly one epic Jalen Hurts performance – and one bad Justin Fields pass – away from slipping into the College Football Playoff in 2018.
They were a weird loss to South Carolina away from getting in last year – they probably would’ve been in no matter what had they made it to the SEC Championship at 12-0 – and they came one Wisconsin stalled final drive in the 2017 Big Ten Championship away from not having to deal with Alabama in the CFP.
Yeah … just keep knocking on that door, and eventually you’ll get into the CFP national championship celebration.
In what’s about to be a weird and wacky year, this year’s team has the talent, the experience, and the depth to at least get really, really close again.
Set The Georgia Bulldogs Regular Season Win Total At … 10.5
If the Bulldogs can win at Alabama, then they should be good enough to go at least 11-1, if not 12-0.
Figure a loss to the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa – however, if there aren’t fans in the stands, playing on the road might not be that big a deal – and then it comes down to whether or not the Dawgs lose to Florida, or misfire against a Kentucky, Missouri, or South Carolina on the road, or at home against Auburn or Tennessee.
There’s no LSU or Texas A&M to face, and the non-conference schedule is Virginia, Georgia Tech, ULM and East Tennessee State – for an SEC team this good, the schedule isn’t that bad.
Georgia will be right there again. Don’t take for granted how hard that is to do.