NCAA Football – Week 11
One of the two spots in the SEC Championship Game will be clinched on Saturday night in college football betting action at Jordan Hare Stadium, where the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Auburn Tigers in one of the most crucial games of the year in the SEC.
Georgia, of course, knows that it just needs to come on the road and win this game against arguably the most hapless team in the SEC to clinch the SEC East title this year. A loss though, and it will be the Florida Gators that are off to Atlanta, while the Dawgs will be stuck likely in the Capital One Bowl or the Outback Bowl once again. Head Coach Mark Richt knows that the stakes are high, and he isn’t going to let his team get caught napping for sure. UGA looked lifeless for about two weeks following the loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks, but after that, the squad really has kicked it into gear. The defense has allowed just 19 points in its last two games, the best stretch that this club has had all year long, and as a result, the team as a whole is up to the No. 5 team in America with back to back covers under its belt. QB Aaron Murray is still a fringe Heisman Trophy contender this year, though it would help tremendously to have a massive statistical game here. Murray has thrown for 2,440 yards with 21 TDs against seven picks.
Meanwhile, Auburn’s season is said and done with, and it has officially fallen apart. We already know that Joker Phillips is out with the Kentucky Wildcats, and now, Head Coach Gene Chizik figures to take the fall as well just two years removed from winning the BCS National Championship. The big problem has been the offense for the Tigers. They just haven’t gotten anything going this whole year. RB Tre Mason has rushed for 706 yards, while RB Onterio McCalebb, one of the few holdovers from that title team, has 453 yards. However, the quarterbacks have been just miserable. QB Kiehl Frazier was benched after eight picks against just two touchdowns on the campaign, and QB Clint Moseley failed as well, throwing one TD and three picks. Now, it’s up to QB Jonathan Wallace, who has at least looked respectable in his two games under center. He has gone 16-of-26 for 297 yards with three TDs and an INT, but it is clear that this team is all about what it can do on the ground.
There just is no competition here whatsoever, but going into Jordan Hare Stadium can do weird things to a team that doesn’t have much of an offense. Look no further than how badly LSU struggled here in this stadium. It’s going to be a night game, and there is going to be a whole heck of a lot of pressure on the Bulldogs because of it. They’ll win, but they won’t win by more than two scores, and it won’t be easy. Georgia 23 – Auburn 13