Athens, GA – (AP) The Georgia Bulldogs will open conference play versus the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday amidst great expectations from their fans this year. An SEC title or qualifying for the National Championship playoff will be about all that satisfies the faithful at Sanford Stadium.
Are the Dawgs ready though? Easy wins against the likes of Texas State and Ohio University haven’t convinced many of the experts. Several penalties on both sides of the ball kept the game close into the 2nd half and when star QB Charles Wallace had a pass intercepted and returned 99 yards for a TD by the Bobcats you could even hear a few boos from fans watching from behind the hedges.
Talent won out in the end but what can be expected when the Bulldogs start facing stiff SEC competition? Should a tougher opponent have been scheduled early on? Is another annual heartbreak in the making? Wallace and company will look to silence the critics with an emphatic win at home versus Kentucky so they can take their bye week to prepare for rival Florida and then FOUR straight ranked opponents. That stretch which will surely determine their fate and answer all of the questions.
Five of the top ten spots in the coaches poll are held by SEC teams as we head into week four of the 2015 season. The SEC title run should be very interesting down south, especially if the Georgia Bulldogs can avoid the penalty bug and untimely turnovers.
Bring on the Wildcats!