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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464 comments Add your comment

superDawg

November 29th, 2009
2:01 pm

Steam roll in flatten your ass and roll on!

jeff Denton

November 29th, 2009
2:10 pm

Nice picks Tony!Who was the physical team in Atlanta?

Fleischman loves BBC in the NYC

November 29th, 2009
2:19 pm

Maybe UGAy should join the A C C… they might win a conference title.

CBB1

November 29th, 2009
2:28 pm

Enter your comments here

DawgTastic

November 29th, 2009
2:31 pm

Hey do you think those ESPN commentators were going for Ga Tech? I have never heard such blatant favoritism. They kept telling us how “good” Ga Tech was and how terrible they thought the Dawgs are, mentioning how “frustrated” Ga was, when they were ahead?! Wow, what morons. The ACC is a terrible and weak conference. Welcome to the SEC!

Bill Smith

November 29th, 2009
3:02 pm

Not a very good week for your picks. Either the ACC is over rated or the mid-tier SEC teams are better than many project.

cmac

November 29th, 2009
3:04 pm

WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGA just gained another 50 yards rushing!!!!!!! this just in from the ACC – UGA & South Carolina will meet for the ACC Championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaconKnight

November 29th, 2009
3:08 pm

GO DAWGS!!!! IT’S DAMN GOOD THING YOUR PAY ISN’T DETERMINED BY YOUR PREDICTIONS MR COLLEGE FOOTBALL…..UGA WON.. SOUTH CAROLINA WON YOU REALLY OUGHT TO STICK TO WRITING OR TALKING ON YOUR TV SHOW AND LEAVE THE PREDICTIONS TO LAS VEGAS

Jekyl Island

November 29th, 2009
3:22 pm

30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom, Resident Georgia Fan

November 29th, 2009
4:11 pm

Hey U-no.

How much laughing are you doing now?

Tom, Resident Georgia Fan

November 29th, 2009
4:21 pm

Hey St. Simons. You will not show your butt here again but I know your types and you will read all the comments. Why? Because you are a glutton for punishment. Good riddance to you, twit who lives with his mommy. Just remember wipe, when you run your mouth for a year you end up with a lot of crap to eat. I know you will enjoy it. So, here’s wishing you and your nerdy fellow fans an ACC championship. Do us Dog fans a favor and win the ACC so we can claim it too. The ACC. Wow. What a powerful conference: for girls.

(((((((((30-24)))))))))) Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Reggie Ball

November 29th, 2009
4:58 pm

Barney, Your pics we’re terrible this week. Stop listening to Shultz and Bradley. The ACC has proven they can’t play with the SEC. 3 ACC losses to the SEC in one day.

Denver Dawg

November 29th, 2009
5:07 pm

Just reserved my seats for the Liberty Bowl, go dawgs! 2010 is our year

DawginSC0000

November 29th, 2009
5:15 pm

What a bunch of Dawg morons! U guys have zero clue! The comments prior to the game were as bad as some Tech fans. U expect such from them but NOT dawg fans! U can’t win every game every yr! Look at USC! Look at OK! Florida will be down next yr! It all goes in cycles, and UGA slowed for a speedbump this yr. (loss 2 first rounders and 1 second rounder) what did u expect? Look at the young talent on this roster! Another great class coming in as well! It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog! It’s not so great to be a fairweather Georgia fan! Hahahahahaha
go Dawgs and go CMR!

Taint Simons

November 29th, 2009
5:51 pm

Sorry I haven’t been around, I just got out from underneath a horse. What’s going on?

SC Rules!!!

November 29th, 2009
6:28 pm

DawginSC,

That is exactly what I’ve been trying to say these past few weeks. CMR is a very good coach a very good person and a very good representative of the University overall.

The DAWGS are dealing with the losses of some top notch talent to the draft as well as to injury, the fans (well so called fans) need to realize that. There are going to be years when a program (UGA, FLA BAMA TEXAS or SC) will find themselves on the short end of things. Fortunately for SC we have had a 7 year run of greatness. We lost 9 players from the defense ALONE to the draft this past spring. Would have been 10 had Taylor Mays (#2) come out early as predicted. Think about that 9 starters on one side of the ball then we lost our QB and a WR & OL all ot the draft. Not to mention the injuries that we’ve had this year, but that is no excuse as all teams suffer injuries. The young talent that have played so much this season for both UGA & SC will reap huge rewards next season with that experience add to that the incoming classes our two programs will have and we are stocking up fro a long run of success. In our case we have a pretty full cupboard to begin with, but there are times as rare as they may be where the success level does take a dip. No need to start reaching for the panic room button!

Go Dawgs! Fight On!!

MCFeatsboogers

November 29th, 2009
6:36 pm

Great call on the DAWGS game, Tony! There’s a reason we play the games!!!!! Go DAWGS!!!!!!

jesse james

November 29th, 2009
7:04 pm

I did not get a chance to see any of the Tech baseball players taking up donations for Chance Veazey. That was a great gesture and I know Chance and his family really appreciated it. I know this Dawg fan did. It is a shame that college baseball is the most descriminated sport in the NCAA. 11 and quarter scholarships, what a joke! Thanks fellows you are a class act!

Atlanta Gator

November 29th, 2009
7:20 pm

Lake Oconee Dawg—-Perhaps you have misinterpreted my Page 1 comment. It was a prediction, not exclamation of glee at what I (and many others) assumed would be the outcome of this year’s UGA-GT game, largely based on the Dawgs’ unraveling over the past several weeks.

Congratulations to you and your Dawgs on toughing out a fine win against Tech. I stand corrected: there is apparently still some life left in those 2009 Dawgs yet.

Francis

November 29th, 2009
7:20 pm

Nice job on your picks Mr College Football, you nailed it again:) You prognosticators are like the weather men, always guessing with no real facts or background to make an educated decision. Too Funny!

MASSDAWG

November 29th, 2009
7:36 pm

Hey Tony,

You were wrong again!!!!

Midfieldchew

November 29th, 2009
7:49 pm

I don’t post much, but I have noted the obnoxious ACC homer known as “M”. It will be interesting to see his take after the ACC went 0-3 against the SEC this past weekend, especially considering that two SEC also-rans dispatched the teams playing in the ACCCG.
Should provide great comedy.

Dawgfan

November 29th, 2009
8:06 pm

Well Tony, you went 4 and 6 in your predictions this week. Better luck next time.
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

rszabo

November 29th, 2009
8:30 pm

wow not a great week there tony

DaddyDawg

November 29th, 2009
8:38 pm

Tony:

I know you’re a Dawg alum like me, but I think you need to turn in your man card as “Mr. College Football” for awhile after the week you just had picking games!! For the record, the Dawgs are the Ga. State Champions for the next year and have been now for 8 of the last 9 years. So much for a “rivalry” with GT!!

Mikey

November 29th, 2009
8:42 pm

m

November 27th, 2009
9:19 am
Tony, according to YOUR picks, the sec will have lost the season series with the ACC by losing 4 out of 7. This is the second year in a row (last year was 6 out of 10 for the ACC over the sec in the regular season).

Also, when TECH stomps ugag, TECH will undefeated in the sec this year with a 3-0 record!!

Why don’t you just come out and admit that this bullshiiiite about sec superiority is a MYTH!!!

The sec is the weakest that I have ever seen it in my lifetime…the sec has two decent teams and 10 patsies.

If we had a real playoff with 16 teams, the sec would be exposed for the hyped up weak sister that it really is.

But I hope you all enjoy Saturday nights ANNUAL STOMPING OF THE DAWGS!!!!

Earth to M…Earth to M…this just in….you are full of shiite.

Mikey

November 29th, 2009
8:44 pm

When will the annual stomping of the Dawgs begin, M ?
I might have missed it…

NorthGaDawg

November 29th, 2009
8:53 pm

RAMBLE ON!!! :

He missed the UGA / GT game too!!!!

Just incase you didn’t know : )

Chris F

November 29th, 2009
9:09 pm

M …. OH …….M ……OH …….WHERE COULD HE BE?

Talk about fairweather fans! The SEC smashes the ACC AGAIN!!!!!! 5-2? I thought it was going to be 4-7 to the ACC. I will definately be rubbing it in ALL FREAKIN YEAR!!!!

37-10 ha ha ahaaaaaaawaaaa

30-24 glad it still hurts! LOL

Chris F

November 29th, 2009
9:11 pm

Thank god a greyhound chan gomer gailey is gone forever….What about Paul’s Johnson? Did it fall off?

Chris F

November 29th, 2009
9:12 pm

Breaking News ….. Coach Paul’s johnson was found in the stadium 24 hours after the game ended. Talk about dik in the dirt . HA HA HA

Chris F

November 29th, 2009
9:13 pm

UGA just put up another 100 rushing yards against GT……

Right On Time

November 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

As I predicted Friday:

Saturday was punch a nerd day and my Dawgs did just that.

I hate to do this…but: I told you so.

Coach O

November 29th, 2009
9:42 pm

SC Rules!!!

November 29th, 2009
6:28 pm
DawginSC,

“Fortunately for SC we have had a 7 year run of greatness.”

From the outside, it looks more like an eight year run of mediocrity punctuated by one National Championship in 2004. Auburn fans don’t even want to acknowledge that one.

You have played in a relatively weak conference, although I am willing to admit that the PAC 10 has been improving recently. You keep saying that this is “one down year”. What was last year? Are you claiming a MNC for 2008? I know that you try to claim one for the 2003 season, although you didn’t play in the BCS Championship Game.

Here’s what you’ve done since Pete Carroll came on-board in 2001:

2001 – 6 & 6
2002 – 11 & 2 with losses to Kansas State and Washington State
2003 – 12 & 1 with an upset loss to 8 & 6 California
2004 – No BS, an actual National Championship !!!
2005 – Made it to the BCS Championship Game via the “Bush Push” vs. Notre dame and subsequently lost to Texas
2006 – The slide begins with a loss to unranked Oregon State and the regular season ends with a loss to 6 & 7 UCLA
2007 – The slide continues with a loss to 41 point underdog Stanford followed by another loss to Oregon
2008 – An early season upset loss to Oregon State continued a trend of choking against inferior opposition
2009 – Continuing the pattern of the previous three years, you have once again dropped games to inferior opponents. I guess you consider three such losses to constitute a “down year”?

The truth is that USC has won only one National Championship under Pete Carrol, and you have to go back to 1978 to find their previous NC win. USC has been pretty good for the past seven years, but they haven’t quite been “great”. Great teams win National Championships.

The Kiffin Rules

November 29th, 2009
9:42 pm

Tony, just remember…..

“Tennessee is still Tennessee and Kentucky is still Kentucky”

GO BIG ORANGE!!

Saint Simons Nemesis

November 29th, 2009
9:48 pm

Nice call on the UGA game. Way to go Nerds…you sucked on National TV….you will always be #3 in the State now that one of PJ’s coaches is headed to GSU…..

GT is UGA’s biatch!

Title guy

November 29th, 2009
9:50 pm

Mr College Football. Was the Mister part of your title self-proclaimed? Nice airball on the KY and GT game.

squat

November 29th, 2009
9:55 pm

what a DUM AZZ

Big Bob

November 29th, 2009
10:06 pm

Hey Tony Bonehead. Didn’t you mean to say the Dawgs will pound the Jackets 30-24. The Jackets are not tough enough to hang with the Dawgs for even one quarter.

Lame Duck

November 29th, 2009
11:02 pm

Big Bob, If I am not mistaken Tech hung with the Dawgs for 4 quarters and had your Dawgs on the ropes at the end. Except for a dropped pass, Tech might have gone in and scored the winning touchdown. I’d say your team got a little lucky there at the end. If Tech gets a rematch in the Chick fil A Bowl, I’d put my money on Tech to win easily. Sorry.

Lame Duck

November 29th, 2009
11:04 pm

Kiffin Rules…yep, you are both 7 and 5 and going to nowhere bowls. Yep, Tennesse is still Tennessee and Kentucky is still Kentucky.

P-head

November 29th, 2009
11:08 pm

Tony, my man, your lack of college football expertise really showed this week with your picks. Are you paying CBS to be on their pre-game show? You have to be. At least you got close on the Florida game. Even a Squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. I sure hope CBS gets its pre-game show act together next year…without your garble, garble. Yep, you were right on with that Meyer to Notre Dame prediction. Got any more marvels of forsight you want to share with us??????

UGASlobberknocker

November 29th, 2009
11:34 pm

4-6??? Tony, thats bad. Real bad.

DawgInTampa

November 29th, 2009
11:52 pm

Every 5 to 8 years Georgia Tech wins a game against Georgia and pound their chest on how they will be doing it again for years to come. Then reality sits in and they see the win the previous year was just a fluke and the Dawgs rip off yet another 5 to 8 year winning streak and you can hear the Tech faithful whimper and whine. Its pretty much been that way since Bobby Dodd saw the writing on the wall and got out and retired.
Yes its been an off year for Georgia and still this happens to a Top 10 ACC Tech team.
Tech, Clemson and FSU were lined up and rolled over to the point you could hear the bowling pins smacked by the SEC bowling ball.
Tsk tsk tsk, you know, I almost ( almost) feel sorry for the North Ave Trade School fans who only get to see how a true major college football teams do it every other year but yet another lesson is learned and forgotten. I heard the Varsity is happy to have real fans of the game but alas alack, they wont be seeing them until 2 years from now.
30-24 -game one in the new Georgia winning streak that even now the Tech fans expect to see and feel for the next 5 to 8 years.

brokebackvol

November 30th, 2009
12:54 am

Can’t win them all, but why in the world would you pick Kentucky to break the losing streak against the Vols? When it happens it will likely be a fluke. 25 and counting.

UGA Rolls Over Tech

November 30th, 2009
1:09 am

Thank you so much for predicting a Tech win. It is bloggers like you, Mr. Barnhart that motivate Bulldawg Nation to do better. Thank you again!!

SC Rules!!!

November 30th, 2009
1:12 am

coach o;

Who gives a RIP about the Barners?!?!? In 2003 the AP saw fit to award the NC Title to the better team! Had LSU played us instead of Oklamo they would have had to wait until the game with the shrubs to raise the crystal ball! Funny how ACC fans have it spot on with SECHomers; if FLA/Bama goes undefeated, they had to plow through the “tough” SEC; but when an SEC suffers a loss to ACC or PAC 10 teams “those” SEC teams are bottom feeding cellar dwellars. Sorry but you need to quit talking out yer @ss with that LAMO statement.

Coach Carroll is a class act and one of the top three coaches in the game. CMR is another. So by my math that leaves just one other, hmmmm let me see who would that be, oh yeah, Mack Brown. Sorry Urban Cryer! We’ll see “how good you are” when this class leaves for the NFL and or prison.

Fight On!!

Jason

November 30th, 2009
1:41 am

This article still running? Sure makes you look like a boob when UGA pounded GT and makes your predictions look like crap.

The Swammy

November 30th, 2009
7:30 am

Where are all the predictors from GT. Everyone that says UGA Fans don’t have class look at the first few pages of this blog. Joe Cox beat you by handing the ball off. UGA didnt try triple option tricks. They ran straight down your throat. You (GT) were taken to the wood shed, had your pants pulled down and had that AZZ striped. Fun to watch you guys loose, even better when your really think you are better.

Nachos

November 30th, 2009
7:39 am

Hey Misses College Football,

Please pick Florida to win this Saturday.

Regards,
Nachos