The Georgia Bulldogs have a very big game this weekend on the road against LSU. A win would keep them undefeated. A loss, however, would damage their hopes at making the College Football Playoff.
The LSU Tigers were ranked No. 5 before recently falling to Florida. Because of their loss, I think less of the Tigers now than I did a week ago. Also, I have far more trust in Jake Fromm than I do Joe Burrow. Five of Burrow’s six touchdowns this season have come against Ole Miss, who has one of the worst defenses in the country, and Southern Louisiana. In LSU’s four other games this season, Burrow has thrown for a touchdown, two interceptions while averaging just 6.4 yards per pass attempt. He’s coming off of a poor game, and now he has to go up against a Georgia defense that is loaded with talent. Despite being on the road, Georgia should be favored in this weekend’s showdown.
If Georgia wins this weekend, they should be expected to finish the regular season undefeated because they will be a huge favorite in the rest of their games. A Georgia win on Saturday would make it seem like the Bulldogs, and Crimson Tide are on a collision course to meet as undefeated teams in the SEC Championship in a national title game rematch.
Could an SEC title game between undefeated Georgia and undefeated Alabama be a Playoff elimination game? As crazy as it may sound, it very well could happen. Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State are all currently undefeated and are all huge favorites in the rest of their games. It is very unlikely that the committee would leave out one of those undefeated teams. An interesting scenario would be Georgia or Alabama’s only loss being a very close game in the SEC title game. Clemson has had a very easy schedule, would the committee have the guts to leave them out as an undefeated team over a one-loss Alabama or Georgia?
So far this season, Georgia has proven that their run to the national championship game last season was no fluke. They are one of the premier programs in the sport. Will they return to the college football playoff? If so, will they win it all this time?