Georgia Tech rolls over Georgia

 

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. It’s Rivalry Week or, what a friend of mine likes to call “Hate Week.” No conference championships are on the line but a lot of feelings are. Some teams could lose a shot at the national championship or a BCS bid by getting beat by their rival. That makes it hurt twice as much.

 

If not for Georgia’s collapse against Kentucky we would have gone 10-0 last week. But for the year we are 89-31 (and yes, we don’t use the point spread) for those of you keeping score at home.

 

Here we go with the next to last Fearless Friday Forecast for 2009:

 

1. Georgia at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech is brimming with confidence as it goes for its second straight win over the Bulldogs. Georgia, meanwhile, just doesn’t seem to have any answers after last week’s meltdown against Kentucky. Athletically, Georgia should be able to hang around but there is no evidence that the Bulldogs can handle a tough, physical football game for four quarters. That is exactly what Georgia Tech will give them. Georgia Tech 38, Georgia 21.

 

 

2. Florida State at Florida: There will be a lot of emotion on the field before this game. Tim Tebow and Florida’s ultra-successful senior class (46-6) will be playing their last home game. Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will be making his last visit to The Swamp as the Seminoles head coach (Even if he comes back next season, the 2010 game will be in Tallahassee). Florida State’s offense, led by freshman quarterback E.J. Manuel, can move the ball. But the defense just can’t stop anybody. Florida is just too strong. The Gators roll and start getting ready for Alabama. Florida 35, Florida State 14.

 

3. Alabama at Auburn (Friday): Twenty years ago Alabama was ranked No. 2 and headed to a possible national championship when the Crimson Tide was upset at Auburn. But that Auburn team had a great defense and was deep enough to keep from getting worn down. Alabama is on a mission to get back to the SEC championship game and beat Florida. Auburn will make it close early on emotion, but eventually Alabama will get some turnovers and put the Tigers away. Alabama 31, Auburn 10.

 

4. Arkansas at LSU: I don’t have the words to explain how much LSU’s Les Miles needs to win this game. The LSU fan base has turned up the heat on Miles and his staff since last week’s horrific loss to Ole Miss. Arkansas, however, is playing very, very well. Behind Ryan Mallett the Razorbacks have scored on 41 of 42 possessions (32 touchdowns, nine field goals) in the opponent’s red zone. LSU gets the edge because it is playing at home and because it has a sense of desperation. LSU 24, Arkansas 20.

 

5. Tennessee at Kentucky: Since freshman Morgan Newton took over at quarterback, the Wildcats (7-4) have been very difficult to stop on offense. Two weeks ago Tennessee (6-5) got drilled by Ole Miss and last week looked lethargic in beating Vanderbilt (31-16). The winner of this one is likely headed to the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. That should get both sides pretty excited. This week’s upset special is: Kentucky 21, Tennessee 20.

 

6. Ole Miss at Miss. State: Thanks to Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss is finally playing like the team projected to be so good in the preseason. The Rebels (8-3) can lock up a bid to the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day with an impressive win against their state rival. Ole Miss might come out a little flat after an emotional win last week against LSU. But it still has too much firepower. Ole Miss 27, Miss. State 21.

 

7. South Carolina at Clemson: Few teams in the country are playing as well as Clemson, which has scored 34 or more points in its last six games. Clemson’s C.J. Spiller is still in the Heisman Trophy discussion, so look for him to have a big day against a beat up South Carolina defense. Clemson 24, South Carolina 17.

 

8. Virginia Tech at Virginia: It’s been a strange year for Virginia Tech (8-3) but the Hokies have a chance to win 10 games against with a victory here and another in the bowl game. Virginia (3-8) will likely be playing its last game under head coach Al Groh. Virginia Tech 27, Virginia 17.

 

9. North Carolina at N.C. State: North Carolina has been struggling on offense for most of the season but it won’t matter against an N.C. State defense that has given up 30 or more points eight times this season. The Tar Heels finish 9-3 and may be headed to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. North Carolina 38, N.C. State 17.

 

10. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma: Quarterback Zac Robinson practiced this week and could be back in the lineup. A win probably puts the Cowboys (9-2) in a BCS bowl. Oklahoma State hasn’t won in Norman since 2001, when Les Miles was the head coach. Go with the Cowboys. Oklahoma State 28, Oklahoma 21.

 

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Navigator

November 27th, 2009
8:20 pm

I hope the Tech players watched the TX – TX A&M, and AL and Auburn games. If they aren’t focused tomorrow, they will lose.

LCJacket

November 27th, 2009
8:58 pm

what bad teams did GT barely squeak by? wake forest? the same wake team that beat stanford? and why does everyone call the vandy game close? did any of you dawg fans even watch the 2nd half of that game?

sccatfan1

November 27th, 2009
9:15 pm

UT does have the best players money can bail out. UK has the most character guys….Cats win going away.

UGA over GT 38-35.

Dawg Central

November 27th, 2009
9:19 pm

Sooooooo tired of these Tech fans thinking they got a powerhouse football team……u lost to Miami in an assss whoooooping from hell!!! And u struggled with Wake Forest and Florida State……Your coach is a fraud and u will see it real soooon….he is lucky on the X-box….he has to be , hell he never played college football……and tomorrow……the Dawgs will issue the Yellow Jackets their annual ass whooping….and we owe them an extra kick for bucking last year……UGA will always be your “DADDY”!!!

Dawg Central

November 27th, 2009
9:29 pm

And how does Saint Simmons have time to make all these post on the ajc’s blog…..when he spends so much time spooning with Paul Johnson……lol

Gator Nation

November 27th, 2009
9:55 pm

One things is for sure, there will be an upset in one of the rivalary games tomorrow between the SEC and ACC……which game will it be, only the vegas book makers know. My pick is South Carolina upsetting Clemson. To bad doggies….Tech is gonna beat the brakes off ya. The UGA year from hell continues.

Go Gators….see ya’ll next week for some SEC championship talk.

#2 BAMA FAN

November 27th, 2009
10:44 pm

Give the boys from Auburn credit, they played great and bama played terrible in the 1st quarter. If there is a football god let the Kentucky wildcats beat the crap out of the vols saturday night!! Greg
McElroy the bama quarterback played like a champion on the winning drive against the tigers and
hope he plays lights out verus the gators!! RTR

Chumbly

November 27th, 2009
10:45 pm

Dawg Central: You’re so cute with your little paws twitching like you’re hot on the trail! Wake up lil’ pup. That foul’s no fowl. It’s the hole of of your littermate’s arse brushing your little, wet nose.

Tech rolls--Over for Georgia!

November 27th, 2009
10:56 pm

I agree Tech will roll—over on their back and say “Uncle”

Give em’ a little of that Miami and LSU love and they’ll run for the hills.

They’re a High School Offense 1 trick pony about to be exposed by a REAL balanced offense.

Beatdown–big time. Georgia wins in a rout.

Chumbly

November 27th, 2009
11:03 pm

Awww, Dawg Central, I see that your littermate, who’s given himself such a grown-up name: “Tech rolls–Over for Georgia!” is dreaming too.

Chumbly

November 27th, 2009
11:07 pm

UGA’s “balanced” offense — “We throw interceptions AND fumble the ball!”

ReckHornGoesTHWUGA!!!

November 27th, 2009
11:35 pm

Whether you leave at halftime, during the third or fourth quarters of the Tech-UGA game, Dog fans, please clean up after yourselves…it’s not like it’s Athens, you know.

ReckHornGoesTHWUGA!!!

November 27th, 2009
11:37 pm

You have to admit, while other fans just talk trash, UGA fans actually throw it all over the place, and leave it on their campus after the games.

FullMetalJacket

November 27th, 2009
11:40 pm

Jackets win…it might not be easy, but it will be ALL THE WAY TURNT UP!

FullMetalJacket

November 27th, 2009
11:46 pm

“Dawg Central”? Isn’t that the name of the UGA Vet Hospital that gave Uga VII a clean bill of health 4 days before he keeled over dead? I would expect any other prognoses emanating from any entity called “Dawg Central” to be similarly flawed and in retrospect, ironic. So please, DC, wax on your sweet dismissals of Georgia Tech. The clean bill of health you are assuming for the Georgia team will likely see them keel over Saturday night.

wreckstyle

November 27th, 2009
11:53 pm

mr junkyard blogger says gt’s number one goal is to beat uga, not so genius. It is to go to the Orange Bowl and we have to beat Clemson in order to do that. Not sure why my comments are not accepted on his blog. Fair and balanced your not,

UGAFan#1

November 27th, 2009
11:53 pm

Those SEC Officials robbed us of another win. Tech wasn’t really 4 touchdowns better than we were, it was closer than it looked. CWM is to blame, it’s all his fault. Our dog ate the game plan, and then he died. I had to leave early, it’s a long drive back to Athens. What? The game hasn’t been played yet? Oh, OK, I’ll just go ahead and post this to beat the rush.

junkyard sux

November 27th, 2009
11:55 pm

tell temper headed junkyard dogger besides being a creep his column stinks

FullMetalJacket

November 27th, 2009
11:57 pm

Mr. Wreckstyle: we can meet junkyard blogger at 1-5-5 North Avenue and bring it on like 2-2-2 on Cumberland.

stony

November 28th, 2009
1:12 am

wait a minute…did you really use the term “pukesticks”? You mutts are just too creative, imaginative, and innovative…NOT! But y’all are always good for a laugh.

TechFanInTampa

November 28th, 2009
2:35 am

This season’s beatdown will be reminiscent of the 1916 Tech/Cumberland thrashing. Tech:222 UGA: 0

Yellow Fuzz

November 28th, 2009
6:43 am

To borrow a phrase from former coach Pat Dye-

GEORGIA IS NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Georgia Tech this year.

and

THE DOG NATION FANS are not man enough to sit through an entire azz whoopin.

Please use the trash receptacles that we have provided for you and support your team until the final buzzer. And STFU when walking back to your truck!

Nachos

November 28th, 2009
8:30 am

Congrats on the “moral victory” barners. Your trick plays kept you in the game. But, YOU LOSE

364 more days of taunting barners….. buckle up yo chinstraps

Paddy

November 28th, 2009
8:54 am

Pete……calling folks out to fight them over a nameless person blog comment is PRICELESS. Some guys just can’t get out of high school no matter how many years go bye. Sad, sad!But Pete, I must admit, I was laughing at you the whole time I was reading your rant! You made my morning.

Yellow Fuzz

November 28th, 2009
10:09 am

georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.5 straight days!

1eyedJack

November 28th, 2009
10:18 am

Upset special:

DAWGS 31 booger eaters 30.

GO DAWGS!

TrueCrimson

November 28th, 2009
10:30 am

Congrats to the Tigers. Auburn played a helluva game yesterday. It was stressful to watch such a close game, but I really believe that this contest was a great preparation for facing the Gators next Saturday.

I’m looking forward to some more classic Southern Style football today!

RTR!!!

Big Kahuna

November 28th, 2009
10:34 am

“It’s all about the money…. The SEC is gifted its position because of the money. If it were not about the money, then UTAH would have been national champs last year.

Utah had a perfect record last year and made a Bama team that went undefeated through the regular season look slow, dumb, and confused.

Another reason the SEC is where it is because in general they do not take risks. It is well known that the SEC has the easiest OOC schedule and that’s why their acronym is interpreted as “Schedule Easy Competition”.

Like the 2 bully brothers who would talk big, but never fight anyone besides the 10 girls in their own family.”

That is the FINEST definition of the SEC myth that I’ve evr seen! Kudos to you, “It’s about the money”!!!

GT For You And Me

November 28th, 2009
10:44 am

Ramble&Wreckin-Crushin&Crusing!!!! Jackets all the way…….. TOHWG

Melissa in Tennille

November 28th, 2009
10:46 am

Georgia Tech rolls over UGAy again. Maybe a close game, but probably not.

Another victory of purity and righteousness over unprincipled, undisciplined felons.

Melissa in Tennille

November 28th, 2009
10:48 am

I love Yellow Fuzz.

Mrs. College Football

November 28th, 2009
11:02 am

tech will take it hard up the butt, while uga hangs on for a happy ending.

Meanwhile: ROLL TIDE ROLL!

Bobo calls a great game....Georgia wins

November 28th, 2009
11:07 am

Last year, Moreno was averaging 5.5 ypc, when Bobo starting passing the ball. The result was that Georgia only got 5 minute of possession in the 3rd and 4th qrtrts.

Note:
When a guy is averaging 5.5 ypc, and you’re playing a team who RUNS THE BALL 84% of the time, RUN THE BALL.

Vote against Georgia Basher Dude

November 28th, 2009
11:39 am

Gerogia Basher Dude spends all day coming up with 1 liners against Georgia.

Guys and gals, let’s all go now and vote AGAINST his anti-Georgia 1 liners, hit the button with the triangle point at the bottom:
http://projects.ajc.com/vent/sports/uga/2009/11/27/

No Mercy

November 28th, 2009
11:48 am

Bend over UGA, no vasoline allowed

Coach O

November 28th, 2009
11:52 am

Big Kahuna,

Stick to surfing dude. You don’t know Jack about football.

Yellow Fuzz

November 28th, 2009
1:18 pm

georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!
georgia = Tech’s bitch for 364.75 straight days!

TechCrybaby

November 28th, 2009
1:25 pm

Dawg fans – there are trash barrels on the Georgia Tech campus. Please use them while you are with us. Thank you.

Eric C.

November 28th, 2009
1:56 pm

Georgia will be able to shred GT’s defense…the key will be for the Dawgs to get a few turnovers if they are going to win.

blueboy

November 28th, 2009
4:39 pm

Blowhard has already missed on 4 games, Mr. College football my anus!

Upset Special

November 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

Yellow Jizz…. see you here after the game if you are woman enough.

SC Rules!!!

November 28th, 2009
5:09 pm

TrueCrimson,

Congrats on that thrilling come back for the win! Very cool! The maturity this years team has over last years at this point will serve them well next week as the 4th qtr draws to a close and they find themselves having to dig deep to find the reserves to punch through the wall of adversity to claim victory! ‘Bama 27 FLA 23 RTR!!!

Yellow Fuzz,

HEY MORON, Quit with the cut & paste will ya!!!

Fight On!!

SC Rules!!!

November 28th, 2009
5:14 pm

War Eagle,

Congrats on a very well played and hard fought game! I know the sting of defeat is tough to live with in these rivalry games; ESPECIALLY in Alabama! (Yes, I know of the tradition, I used to live there. Huntsville) But remember y’all have a good young group of players that will be returning, you’re going to have a great signing class and much like Texas A & M you’ll be making plenty of noise in the coming years!

Fight On!!

Coach O

November 28th, 2009
5:51 pm

3 In-State Southern rivalry games – 3 Upsets:

South Carolina 34 – #18 Clemson 17

North Carolina State 28 – #24 North Carolina 27

Mississippi State 41 – #25 Mississippi 27

Mike

November 28th, 2009
7:45 pm

What happened to your “don’t worry ‘Bama fans, “bama will win by double digits”? What a joke you ‘Bama apologist…’Bama was lucky to escape with a win…but I guess I would win as well with only 4 penalties all day…maybe the SEC wanted two undefeateds for the SEC championship game next week…Hmmmn…shades of the LSU interceptiongate…your football comments are a joke…

Coach O

November 28th, 2009
8:44 pm

What’s wrong Mikey?

You a Georgia Tech fan?

dawggirl

November 28th, 2009
10:47 pm

the only person that I see rolling over is CPJ.

Tony Hungry

November 28th, 2009
11:08 pm

Time for tony and the other jacket lovers at the ajc to eat crow!

The Grinch

November 28th, 2009
11:19 pm

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tech rolls?

covdawg

November 28th, 2009
11:22 pm

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHA Saint Simons
Time to go pop your pimples!!!!!!!!!