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Which opponent could sneak up on Georgia? The Cover 4 guys have an idea.

Cover 4 on UGA football: Which opponent is getting overlooked right now?

DawgNation has four staffers who cover the team from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The Cover 4 aim is simple: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 

When will this Georgia team be challenged? Will all the leaves be Auburn by then?

Not so fast, my Dawgnation friend. 

But it seems like that was the brisk narrative coming out of that 41-17 romp at Williams-Brice Stadium. Will Georgia really not need to roll up its sleeves until mid-October and that SEC West test down in Baton Rouge?

The Cover 4 guys offer a chance for everyone to pump those brakes a bit. They see another SEC East team that can create some adversity for the Bulldogs. Especially since the Bulldogs will see a start time that breaks from the normal routine of their season.

These takes will come at you even faster than Mecole Hardman Jr. can post to his social media accounts. And score a touchdown against South Carolina.

Which UGA football opponent is the most overlooked right now?

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Brandon Adams sees the Missouri road trip as being more difficult than some might think. (Todd Bennett/Getty Images)

Brandon Adams: Missouri

Why: The (ESPN Football Power Index) gave Missouri a better chance of beating UGA than it did South Carolina despite that border SEC East rival cracking the Top 25 earlier this season. That mark now stands at 23.7% for that game. 

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Chip Towers has been impressed by Missouri QB Drew Lock. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Chip Towers: Missouri

Why: It is a crappy trip to a crappy stadium that’s hard to get to, and they have a really good quarterback in Drew Lock who plays really well at home.

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Mike Griffith sees the Vols putting up a fight with the Bulldogs later this month. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Mike Griffith: Tennessee

Why: 41-0. Jeremy Pruitt will shrink the games this season and a more healthy Vols team will play physical if nothing else.

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Barry Odom and Missouri currently rank fourth in the SEC in total offense with 577 yards per game so far in 2018. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

Jeff Sentell: Missouri

WhyThe Tigers had as many names on all those preseason ALL-SEC teams as the rest of the SEC East (minus UGA football) combined.

The Cover 4 so far

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