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Predicting Georgia’s record after release of new 2020 schedule

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Predicting the scores, results of Georgia football 2020 schedule

We now know Georgia’s 2020 schedule, with the league announcing the full slate of games on Monday. The Bulldogs will open the season against Arkansas and close against Vanderbilt. They’ll have home games against Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee and Mississippi State. The Bulldogs travel to Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina, while playing Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

Related: SEC releases full Georgia football 2020 schedule

So with the schedule, why not predict how things shake out? The Bulldogs are still the favorites to win the SEC East. If they do so, it would be only the second time in the history of the conference that a team won four consecutive division titles. The SEC championship game is scheduled for Dec. 19 this year.

Week 1: at Arkansas 

Georgia doesn’t have to wait long to see Sam Pittman again, as the former Georgia offensive line coach will coach against his former employer in his first game as a head coach. While Georgia is breaking in a new offense, the Bulldogs should still win this game easily. The Razorbacks haven’t won an SEC game since 2017. Georgia 45, Arkansas 6

Related: By the numbers: Georgia set for rare SEC opener vs. Arkansas

Week 2: vs. Auburn

Auburn will be a strong week 2 test for the new Georgia offense. But it might benefit Georgia to catch Auburn early rather than late. The Tigers will also have a new offensive coordinator in Chad Morris. Factor in having to replace the likes of Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson on the defensive line, and the Bulldogs should have enough to win a tightly contested game. Georgia 24, Auburn 16

Week 3: vs. Tennessee

Similar to Auburn, it may benefit Georgia to get the Volunteers early in the season rather than in November as originally scheduled. Having to play what should be a physical Tennessee team a week after Auburn is less than ideal, but the Bulldogs still have the edge over Tennessee when it comes to talent. And that’s before the Volunteers learned Cade Mays would not be eligible. Georgia 34, Tennessee 13

Week 4: at Alabama

This was always going to be Georgia’s toughest game, whether it came at the beginning of the season or at the end of it. Having it come after two physical contests in Auburn and Tennessee won’t make this game any easier. With this game being in Tuscaloosa, Ala., we think it might just be too tough an ask. But the Bulldogs could get a second shot at the Crimson Tide at the end of the season. Alabama 31, Georgia 23

Week 5: at Kentucky

Georgia has to be careful here to not let one possible loss against Alabama turn into a second defeat. The Wildcats aren’t as talented as Georgia, but they’re going to make Georgia earn the road win. The Wildcats have one of the top offensive lines in the country and Mark Stoops usually has a competent defense. If the Wildcats are able to get former Auburn quarterback Joey Gatewood eligible, that might help make the Wildcats an even tougher out. Georgia 31, Kentucky 10

Week 6: off

Week 7: vs. Florida

The Bulldogs get a much needed off week before facing the Gators in a game that could decide the SEC East. Florida seems to have closed the gap due in part to the questions about Georgia’s offense and the Gators bringing back Kyle Trask. But at this point in the schedule, we should know what Georgia’s offense is capable of doing. And Kirby Smart’s defense should be able to do enough to slow down Dan Mullen’s offense once more. Georgia 31, Florida 20

Week 8: at Missouri

This will likely be Georgia’s first cupcake since the opener against Arkansas. Georgia has not lost against Missouri in Columbia, Mo., since the Tigers joined the SEC in 2012. Even with Eliah Drinkwitz now the head coach for Missouri, don’t expect that to change in 2020. Georgia 56, Missouri 14

Week 9: vs. Mississippi State

This will be Georgia’s first home game in six Saturdays. Mike Leach and his passing offense figure to present an interesting challenge, along with transfer quarterback KJ Costello. But Mississippi State doesn’t exactly have the players needed to run Leach’s scheme. It is also at a major talent disadvantage compared to Georgia. Georgia 52, Mississippi State 24

Week 10: at South Carolina

This will be a revenge game for the Bulldogs after what happened in 2019 in Sanford Stadium. The Gamecocks have a few former Bulldogs on the staff in head coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. This game figures to be one made for the defenses, but we think Georgia will have its offense figured out by this point to where it can put up enough points to win comfortably. Georgia 34, South Carolina 10

Week 11: vs. Vanderbilt

Georgia wraps up its schedule with perhaps the worst team it will face all season in Vanderbilt. This should be an easy win for the Bulldogs to close out the regular season. Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 0

Final predicted 2020 Georgia football record: 9-1

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