NCAA Football – Week 4
Sanford Stadium will be the site of a Week 4 college football betting showdown between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores, which will be shown on the Deuce.
The Dores have just one win so far this year, and one look further down their schedule suggests that they are going to have a heck of a time just getting to a bowl game once again. A game like this would have to be won from time to time to even think about playing in the postseason, and it just might not happen that way. There is definitely some talent here to work with, though. QB Jordan Rogers is doing a nice job getting the ball up the field, and his top target, WR Jordan Matthews is quietly one of the best receivers in the SEC. On the ground, RB Zac Stacy is a bull, and he is averaging 7.6 yards per carry. His backfield mate, RB Brian Kimbrow also is good for 7.8 yards per carry. The defense for Vandy has done well against some great offensive teams like the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Northwestern Wildcats, but in the end, in neither game was the unit really good enough to make the stops that it had to make to win the game.
Georgia knows that it has gotten a lucky draw once again this year, as its toughest game of the year is coming up in a few weeks on the road against South Carolina. The rest of the major games are going to be either at home or at neutral sites, and there really shouldn’t be much in the way of a potential loss on the slate aside from those games until the prospective SEC Championship Game. Thus far this year, the big question that we have is about the defense, which has allowed at least 20 points to be scored against it in all three games this year. Granted, the offense has put up at least 40 in all three as well, which has made this a heck of a lot more tolerable. Still, the ‘D’ isn’t going to be able to go through the whole season playing like this, or the offense is going to get picked off by one of these great defenses that the SEC has to offer. QB Aaron Murray can’t do it all.
This is the prototypical game that UGA wins but fails to cover. The Commodores have gone 4-2 ATS in the last six in this series, and that includes an upset right here on the road against a similar point spread. The Bulldogs will take this by a couple of scores, but don’t be all that surprised if this is a gritty game from start to finish that they just never are in front of the number. Georgia 27 – Vanderbilt 16