Georgia vs UAB prediction and game preview.
Georgia vs UAB Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 11
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Georgia (1-0) vs UAB (1-0) Game Preview
Why UAB Will Win
Forgive bringing a global pandemic into the football conversation …
Just how healthy is Georgia?
There’s been a self-proclaimed covid spike on the team – head coach Kirby Smart has yet to say which players are infected. This is an already thin group at receiver and the team is coming off a physical and emotional 10-3 win over Clemson.
The bigger long term issue for the Dawgs, though, is an oblique injury suffered by JT Daniels. If he’s not able to go, in comes Carson Beck to try keeping the momentum going.
And UAB isn’t a week off.
If this isn’t the best team in Conference USA, it’s very, very close. It’s loaded with veterans, it’s deep, and as the year goes on it should prove to be far stronger than last year’s conference champion.
The running game struggled to get going in the 31-0 win over Jacksonville State, but the defense didn’t allow a thing – giving up just 154 yards of total Gamecock offense – and QB Tyler Johnston completed 17-of-21 passes for 320 yards and two scores.
Why Georgia Will Win
Yeah … UAB didn’t run all that well last week.
The Blazer offensive line did a strong job in pass protection, and the ground attack was serviceable – not explosive, though – and now it’s not going anywhere against a Georgia defensive front that spent the early evening in Charlotte destroying the Clemson offensive line.
Obviously this all depends on who’s healthy, but the offense that couldn’t go anywhere against Clemson should be able to run a little bit better.
As long as the Dawgs aren’t turning the ball over, they’ll be fine. Beck isn’t coming out of the classroom to the starting job – he’s a big talent who should be able to handle himself. The D should be able to take care of the rest.
What’s Going To Happen
Again, this all depends on just how healthy Georgia is. For now, let’s assume it’s all systems go.
UAB’s defense will give the Georgia passing attack problems, but as the game goes on things will start to break. Eventually, the Dawgs will start running effectively and the offense will go on a burst. The defense will handle everything else.
The UAB offensive line will do what it can, but the ground game won’t work and QB Tyler Johnston will get picked off three times.
It’ll be ragged for both sides, but Georgia will win by a score that’s not indicative of the fight, and then it’ll move on.
Georgia vs UAB Prediction, Line
Georgia 38, UAB 13
Line: Georgia -23.5, o/u: 44.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3
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