Georgia football schedule: Week 6
Georgia’s winless streak is now tied with Florida and LSU for the longest since the start of the 2017 season.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 10-2 with wins over South Carolina, Mississippi State and Texas A&M, all of which were decided by a touchdown or less.
The winless streaks have kept Georgia in the national championship picture and are likely to continue.
This is not a good look for the Bulldogs, who are in a two-game losing streak and have just one win over a ranked team.
This week’s opponent Georgia Southern, which beat LSU 41-17 on Saturday, should be in the top five.
It has just one loss in its past five games, but the Bulldogs were in position to secure the win Saturday because they outscored the Tigers 27-0 in the second half.
The defense forced two turnovers and intercepted two passes, which should help Georgia’s offense if they can keep the ball.
The offense has not scored in the first half this season and the Bulldogs are allowing 30.8 points per game.
That could get even worse this week against Georgia Southern.
The Golden Eagles have scored a touchdown in every game this season, including a 42-0 thrashing of LSU in the opener last week.
The Tigers were coming off a 43-23 win at Tennessee in the opening game of the season.
This team is loaded with talent, and this is a team that could use the help.
The most important thing for Georgia this week is keeping the ball, and the defense should be able to slow down a Tennessee offense that has struggled in the red zone.
Georgia Southern (8-2, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) is 4-1 against top-10 teams this season.
It is also 6-0 against the SEC East and is 7-0 overall against teams that are ranked in the AP poll.
If Georgia can find the back of the end zone again this week, it should be one of the SEC’s top teams.
The other team that needs to get the job done is Texas A &M (9-1, 4 -1).
The Aggies have won nine straight at home against ranked teams and have been shutout in all three games this season against teams ranked in ESPN’s Top 25.
The Volunteers have scored in double figures in each of their past four games, including their 34-21 win at Auburn last week, but that was only their third win in the past five contests.
The Aggie defense has held Auburn to just three points in the last two games.
Texas A.&M (8 -4, 2 -1) has won five straight and six of its past seven at home, but has allowed 40.8 rushing yards per game and 21 points per contest.
It must score at least 20 points in every contest, including at home.
This game is in Atlanta, which is about 25 minutes away from where the Bulldogs play the Vanderbilt Commodores (9 -3, 2 1).
Vanderbilt (8 1, 4 1) won its opener and is on a five-game winning streak at home this season while averaging 42.2 points per outing.
This one should be a toss-up.
Auburn (7 1, 6 1) was coming off its bye week and is 5-2 overall.
This should be an easy win for the Tigers.
The only question is whether they can find a way to keep the run game alive, which has allowed just five rushing touchdowns all season.
That has been the story of the Tigers, which have allowed 20.3 rushing yards a game, and is the second-worst total in the SEC.
The rushing attack has been so efficient that Auburn has been able to score a touchdown on the ground each time it has been on the field.
This could be the team’s best game of conference play.
Auburn could win if the defense can keep Auburn from scoring, but I would expect the Tigers to play well on defense and find ways to win on the scoreboard.
Florida (8 3, 5 -1), which is 6-2 in the preseason, is in a similar situation to Auburn and has won four straight at Florida.
The Gators have allowed a total of 18 points per match, which would be a season high.
If Florida can stop the run, it could be a tough win for this team, which was just shutout for the third time in four games this week.
Auburn is favored by seven points.
The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles (10 -3.5), which was 7-1 at home last week and has scored more than 40 points in seven of its last eight games, is favored in this one by a half-point.
The Seminoles have won three of their last four games.
Florida has scored 24.4 points per race against ranked opponents, which ranks No. 6 in the country.
Florida State is 7 1/2 games out of first place in the ACC Coastal Division.
Georgia Tech (8 5, 6 -1, 2-1),