ATHENS — The Georgia football team hasn’t scored 29 points in a game since pasting Tennessee 43-14 in Knoxville more than seven weeks ago.
But that’s how many points the Bulldogs are favored by over Georgia Tech, per VegasInsider.com.
Georgia (10-1) plays its in-state rival at noon next Saturday at historic Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta looking for what would be a third straight 11-1 regular season finish under fourth-year coach Kirby Smart.
The Yellow Jackets, in their first season under former Temple coach Geoff Collins, are 3-8 and coming off a 28-26 win over North Carolina State last Thursday in Atlanta.
Georgia has won the past two meetings in the series, but the Yellow Jackets and former coach Paul Johnson stung Smart in his first season as the Bulldogs’ coach, 28-27 in Athens.
It’s a loss Smart won’t likely ever forget, as it was his first year as the Bulldogs’ head coach and came at a time he was working to build momentum in recruiting and among his fanbase.
Smart indicated following Saturday night’s 19-13 win over No. 24-ranked Texas A&M, that while UGA no longer needs to dedicate extra time preparing for the triple option attack run by Johnson, Collins has found some things on offense.
“Watching them the other night, they had some elements,” Smart said. ”They’ve got an athletic quarterback. They can run some of the same things from different looks. So it’ll be a different preparation for us, but I know our guys are looking forward to it.”
Georgia has some players injured that will be question marks for the game.
Go-to receiver Lawrence Cager (shoulder) didn’t play against the Aggies, and offensive lineman Cade Mays was limited to a special teams appearance.
Cornerback Eric Stokes left the game before halftime with an unspecified injury and did not return.