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Predicting Georgia football 2020 schedule, record

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Zamir White figures to be the Bulldogs top running back in 2020.

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Predicting Georgia football 2020 schedule, record

The 2019 season is in the book, with the national champion LSU Tigers beating the Clemson Tigers in New Orleans. So with that, we turn the page to the 2020 season.

Odds have already been released for next season, with Georgia getting 8-to-1 odds to win it all next year, per SuperBookUSA, which is tied for the fourth-best. Only Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama have better odds.

And while Georgia does have to replace a good chunk of its offensive production, the Bulldogs bring back most of their defense and one of the nation’s best-recruiting classes. The schedule is once again rugged with the usual games against Florida, Tennessee and Auburn. Georgia replaces a home game against Notre Dame with a game in Atlanta vs. Virginia and Texas A&M with a visit to Alabama.

Below we take a look at Georgia’s 2020 schedule and offer up some way too early predictions.

Vs. Virginia, Sept. 7 (Game played in Atlanta): Georgia opens the season on a Monday against a Virginia team that won the ACC Coastal last season. And while you can bet the Cavaliers will be well coached by Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia won’t have do-everything quarterback Bryce Perkins. Georgia is going to be able to overwhelm Virginia with its talent to a victory.  Georgia 31, Virginia 13.

Home vs. East Tennessee State, Sept. 12: Georgia has a short turnaround, but this is a game against an FCS foe. Easy win. Georgia 56, East Tennessee State 7.

At Alabama, Sept. 19: Georgia once again has another big Septemeber game that will likely be a top-10 matchup. The Bulldogs have struggled against Alabama in recent history and much will be made of how Nick Saban has not yet lost to one of his former assistants. Much will be made about the Georgia defense vs. the Alabama offense, but given there are still so many questions about the Georgia offense at this point, we’ll side with Alabama.  Alabama 27, Georgia 21.

Home vs. UL-Monroe, Sept. 26: Georgia gets a break in the schedule with a get right game. Don’t be surprised if Georgia starts slow, but the Bulldogs will coast to a win. Georgia 48, UL-Monroe 17

Home vs. Vanderbilt, Oct. 3: The Bulldogs figure to have a massive talent edge over a Vanderbilt team that has to replace its top skill players. This isn’t 2016. Georgia wins easily setting up a big game against Auburn. Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 0

Home vs. Auburn, Oct. 10: Georgia hasn’t lost at home against the Auburn since 2005. This will be the first time these two teams have met before November since 1936. The Tigers will need to get more out of Bo Nix and the offense next year, given Derrick Brown, Marlon Davidson and most of Auburn’s secondary will be gone. And add in that Auburn most also replace four starters on the offensive line, and we think Georgia’s defense will do enough to grind out a win over Gus Malzahn’s team. Georgia 20, Auburn 13

At Missouri, Oct. 17:  This will be Georgia’s first time against new Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz. The Bulldogs stifled Missouri this past season and Georgia has not lost at Missouri since the Tigers joined the SEC in 2012. That trend is likely to continue next season. Georgia 38, Missouri 10

Vs. Florida, Oct. 31 (Game played in Jacksonville, Fla.): The annual rivalry game figures to see both combatants ranked in the top-10 to start next season. The Gators have to replace most of their skill talent as well as their top playmakers on defense. But Florida will have the edge at quarterback as Kyle Trask returns. This figures to be a tight game like the 2019 version was. But ultimately, we think Kirby Smart is going to be able to do just enough to get past Dan Mullen once again. Georgia 28, Florida 23. 

At South Carolina, Nov. 7: Expect many offseason pundits to label this as the trap game for the Bulldogs. Georgia will be coming off an emotional game against Florida, and there is a contest against Tennessee looming. Factor in the improvements the Gamecocks figure to make on offense with Mike Bobo as the offensive coordinator, and the Gamecocks seemed poised for a better year. But given the Bulldogs dropped a game against South Carolina last year, expect the Bulldogs to be fully focused in Columbia, SC. Georgia 24, South Carolina 20. 

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