Though the first College Football Playoff rankings don’t come out for another few weeks, Georgia has to be feeling pretty, pretty good.
The Bulldogs dominated once again on Saturday, winning 45-14 over Vanderbilt. But what really helped the Bulldogs chances was a 38-31 upset win for Iowa State over Oklahoma.
Going into the game the Cyclones were a 31-point underdog. And what makes the upset even more shocking is that the Cyclones were without normal starter Jacob Park. The former Georgia quarterback left the team on Friday night for health reasons. Walk-on quarterback Kyle Kempt threw for 343 passing yards and three touchdowns to knock off Baker Mayfield and the Sooners.
As for the Bulldogs upcoming schedule, Georgia hosts Missouri next Saturday at home. Georgia is then off on Oct. 21. Georgia plays Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 28, which is the weekend before the first College Football Playoff rankings come out. And Penn State, a team also likely to benefit from Oklahoma’s loss, plays fellow unbeaten Michigan at home on Oct. 21 and then travels to Ohio State on the 28th, meaning Georgia could be as high as No. 3 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.