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

Trashy

November 27th, 2009
9:04 am

Al

November 27th, 2009
9:08 am

Almost first

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 27th, 2009
9:08 am

You missed the Ky, UT game, UT wins.

everything else is correct.

Giggs

November 27th, 2009
9:09 am

GT score will be 48-20

Gen Neyland

November 27th, 2009
9:14 am

Monte Kiffin showed he can coach up kids to play defense against pro set style offenses. His problem has been against those running a form of ‘Wildcat’. Four of the five losses to offenses that lined up with success against Tennessee using this set : Auburn, Florida, Alabama, Ole MS…Sure, I hope the 24 straight wins over Kentucky becomes 25 but the key to stopping Kentucky is to tackle the man with the ball. That is usually Randall Cobb in yet another Wildcat formation…Meekly I add, Tennessee wins 27-24.

Johnny

November 27th, 2009
9:15 am

Texas sure didn’t look great last night. This is why CF is a joke. A playoff should have been in place 30 years ago. Cause every year there isn’t one, you can’t say for sure who the best team is.

Luster

November 27th, 2009
9:17 am

Ky beats those crimivols. Tenn is an overrated heap of dung. Kiffin is a moron. Next year Tenn will get a beatdown in Athens of epic proportions.

athensdawg

November 27th, 2009
9:18 am

this year millions of turkeys were slaughtered for thanksgiving.

on saturday, another turkey (UGA) will be slaughtered…and, as usual, it won’t be Mark Ray Donnan’s fault. The best thing that can happen to UGA is a tech version of the 51 points we hung on them early in Mark Ray’s carreer. Of course, there will be excuses for that as well.

the blind arrogance of this coaching staff just never ceases to amaze me.

it is as if they were sitting in a boat that was sinking and staring at the hole in the bottom of the boat…well, we are going to do something about that hole, but right now, I am focused on rowing the boat to the next destination. meanwhile, the water is up around their necks….keep rowing Mark Ray…keep rowing…you have the best gameplan in the history of gameplanning…..

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:18 am

Nothing bad to say against the Gators and Meyer??? Amazing. Oh, still predicting Meyer to take the Notre Dame job, farteballe expert???

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!!!!

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:19 am

Luster. Have you ever asked yourself why it is always “next year” for Georgia fans and then wonder why next year never comes?

PC

November 27th, 2009
9:21 am

right on m. and the bowl games this year will prove that point.

TommyJack

November 27th, 2009
9:22 am

Kentucy over Tennessee???? No chance, Tony.

Nick Black

November 27th, 2009
9:22 am

I’m feeling GT up 52-7 on the Dawgs. Go Jackets, sting ‘em!

Nu'Keese Richardson

November 27th, 2009
9:22 am

Whats in your wallet ?

Spike

November 27th, 2009
9:23 am

We are down but not out. Things can only get better. Enjoy thia while you can, Poindexter Nation.

Trade School Junkie

November 27th, 2009
9:24 am

In ALL rivalry games, it pays to EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.

1. GT will beat GA (again, but closer than most expect) GT by 9 pts.

2. Clemson will beat USC (again, but very close)
Could be lots of passing/scoring here.

(Drumroll)

3. FSU will SHOCK THE WORLD with upset of Florida at The Swamp.

Retiring FSU DC Mickey Andrews will have “something special”
dialed up for Tebow & the Gators.

Gators miss the winning FG on the last play. FSU:31 FL:29

ACC will score the “Trifecta” on saturday
and go 6-1 vs SEC for 2009 regular seaosn.

Spike

November 27th, 2009
9:24 am

Sorry, “this”.

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:24 am

m. Tech played Vandy, Mississipi State, and Georgia which are the bottom feeders of the SEC. Not exactly the standard to judge a conference by. Winning 3 out of the last 4 national championships and the world knowing that the winner of the SEC championship game authomatically goes to the BCS title game is. That distinction does not go with the winner of the ACC title game…not yet…and probably never will. Running 10-1 by beating teams (but not Miami) in the ACC and beating the bottom feeders in the SEC does not make you.

Loyal Bulldog

November 27th, 2009
9:25 am

The Dawgs may win. Heaven forbid, the Dawgs may lose. However, one thing is for certain. If the good Lord permits it, I will be supporting The University of Georgia Bulldogs Saturday evening at Grant Field. I invite all of you to do the same.

Chris F

November 27th, 2009
9:25 am

M
HOW DO YOU KEEP ON SPEWING THAT GARBAGE!

You prove your stupidity by leaving out 2 bowl games, GT plays the 3 weakest teams in the SEC and then you brag about it. If the SEC is as weak as you say then the ACC is absolutely pitiful.

So you are saying that the SEC has to be down for the ACC to win? What does that say about your conference?

sugarpikegang

November 27th, 2009
9:26 am

I don’t think anyone is giving UGA enough credit! If they hold on to the ball…THEY WILL HANG IN THIS GAME!

If we are to assume that Tech does EVERYTHING right then they’ll win. But it will have to be a three phase victory to assure this. This Techie sure hopes that it is…but never count UGA out of this game!

Chris F

November 27th, 2009
9:27 am

M what will you say when UGA beats you tomorrow? I will be on here rubbing it in a laughing!

Luster

November 27th, 2009
9:28 am

Two words. Joe Cox

Next year we will have a 5 star qb in Murray and things will be reversed. Every team has a down year eventully.

Dog Island Gator

November 27th, 2009
9:29 am

The vibes are electric at the swamp for the senior class lead by Tim Tebow for tomorrows game vs the seminoles. A must watch for every college football loving fan. And Tech finishes it off with a big thumping in Atlanta. Blue skys for the Gators on the Dog. And the fishing great too!

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:30 am

Trade school Junkie. What cooked up special? An entire new defense? You gotta have players to play defense well. FSU doesn’t have them. Also, a freshman QB playing in the SWAMP on Tebow’s last game there with a banged up line. Good luck with that. And what do you think Charlie Strong and Meyer have been doing all week, sittiing on their ar$$Es and picking their butts. You don’t think the Gators aren’t going to throw the kitchen sink at Manuel? Georgia has a better chance of upsetting Tect than FSU does of upsetting the Gators, dude.

Mutts

November 27th, 2009
9:30 am

Be sure when you leave during the 3rd qtr after GT adds 14 quick points to go up 37-14, that you be careful. There are some thugs on those skreets in atylanta.

Acworth Dawg

November 27th, 2009
9:32 am

Hey Yellow Fuzz,
I hope YOU have enjoyed YOUR fun in the sun for these last “364 days”. The fun in the sun that YOU were never able to obtain as a Gailey recruited player at Tech (”LOL”).
The world will be righted tomorrow night and YOU (“and I hope you can hear me”), will be put in YOUR “rightful place” (door mat “bitch” for the DAWG NATION to wipe their feet (and “AZZ”) on.
YOU deserve the beat down YOU have coming and I hope YOU hold true to YOUR word that YOU “will never post on these AJC blogs again”.
Looking forward to seeing YOU “STFU”!

Joe Cox vs. Nesbitt= Win

November 27th, 2009
9:33 am

Joe Cox has outpassed Nesbitt: td’s, yards, etc.

Tech’s pass defense is pathetic.

Georgia’s receivers will get it done with or without Green.

Look for the same Cox that torched Arkansas to give Georgia something to talk about for 25 years.

Look for the same Cox who outplayers Brady, Marino, and Montana in college to teach these little bugs a big Georgia leasson.

Georgia, in a ROUT. No 26-0 3rd Qrtrt meltdown this year.

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:34 am

Luster. Two words. John Brantley. He is not a redshirt freshman who has never played a down in college football. How many college football teams win with reshirt freshman QB’s? Answer: Not many. Next year never comes for you, dude.

Gator in the Hootch

November 27th, 2009
9:35 am

Comparing Cox to Nesbitt is like comparing a WV Beatle to a run away freight train. Dude, you are in la la land.

Miami & LSU Repeat

November 27th, 2009
9:36 am

Miami and LSU dominated Ga Tech. It will happen again. Same story. Johnson had no answersd in those 2 games, and he’ll have no answers in thsi one.

Bobo will not have 4 turnovers in this game and beat Georgia.

Barbara Dooly for Congress

November 27th, 2009
9:36 am

Georgia Tech ROLLS
over Georgia
Thanks Tony……….Go JACKETS

U-no

November 27th, 2009
9:37 am

While I am interested in all the other games, the only one I care anything about is the contest that starts at 8:00pm in Bobby Dodd Stadium right here in good ole Atlanta, Georgia.

My prediction: Tech and Georgia will have quite a battle in the first half and things will be close at the half. Tech pulls away in the third quarter and the Pups will fold up. Final score: Tech 49, Pups 24.

ParrisIsland Dawg

November 27th, 2009
9:38 am

The athletes at UGA are too good to give up 50+ against Tech. Only an unthinkably awful defenesive scheme executed without discipline would allow 50+ pts…wait a minute that’s entirely possible.

Slim Pickens

November 27th, 2009
9:38 am

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It's all about the money

November 27th, 2009
9:38 am

Chris,

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.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 27th, 2009
9:39 am

When was the last time UGA had 60 points put on them?

Texas over-rated

November 27th, 2009
9:40 am

That Muschamp coached defense of Texas
looked pretty sorry last night.
………………..GO JACKETS

puppies get stung all over

November 27th, 2009
9:43 am

The Ramblin Wreck is tuned up
and ready for the
Willie- Bobo boys.

Tech82

November 27th, 2009
9:45 am

Joe Cox is better than Josh Nesbitt? That’s hysterical! Joe Cox has only one talent – spotting the open linebacker (or defensive tackle). He wilL be personally responsible for at least three turnovers tomorrow. Tech rolls.

GO JACKETS! THWG!

Yellow Fuzz

November 27th, 2009
9:46 am

Hang half a hundred on the Hicks. Make 51-7 dissappear!

ParrisIsland Dawg

November 27th, 2009
9:46 am

If UGA makes tech go the length of the field everytime they score they can keep it under 30. GA needs to play great special teams and have no turnovers to win. I am resigned to another lackluster defensive effort. I don’t think Martinez has it in him to put a wrench in the double slot offense. In addition, GA’s front 4 won’t get consistent penetration and be disruptive.

TampaGator

November 27th, 2009
9:46 am

Money…the SEC’s all-time out of conference bowl record is pretty good…and their record in the last 3 NC games is pretty good, too. If Utah had played Bama for the National Title last year, Bama would have won easily. Bama was obviously uninterested after losing to Florida last year in the SEC title games. They really had nothing to play for. Utah had everything to play for. Not an excuse, just the truth. If they had played Florida, they would have lost by 20 points or more.

TML

November 27th, 2009
9:47 am

All the u[sic]ga family around the Thanksgiving table yesterday had the feeling of condemned men knowing their date with the chair was coming very soon when the subject of the Clean Old-Fashioned Hate Game came up :) . Tech is amped up, 10-1, at home, with a night kickoff (so the Tech alum will have plenty of time to imbibe and get LSU-like). u[sic]ga’s own crowd gave up on them with two minutes to go against Kentucky last week, down only one score and about to get the ball back. GT will destroy u[sic]ga tomorrow night and TB, like you said the other day, I think CP”Goferit”J will drop the hammer on the Muttlanders.

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Yellow Fuzz

November 27th, 2009
9:47 am

When the going gets tough, dog fans leave the stadium!

Robert

November 27th, 2009
9:48 am

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be bulldogs.
Doggies just don’t have any heart this year. If Tech holds onto the ball, and plays serviceable defense, this is a GRRREAT game for the Jackets. If the boys play like they did against Wake Forest, it might be another heart attack inducing game. Either way, the Jackets are the better team….and have a huge advantage on the sidelines.
Go gettum Paul!!!!

Hootch Gator

November 27th, 2009
9:48 am

sec champ automatic for bcs nat title game?

tell that to 12-0 auburn in ‘04.

Tech

November 27th, 2009
9:50 am

Domination this year.
55-17

m

November 27th, 2009
9:50 am

The new name for you whiny crybaby dawgs is the BITTER QUITTERS!!

You all started out bragging about how you were going to stomp Tech and now you have quit ever before the game…earning your new name…the BITTER QUITTERS.

Paul Johnson is going to kick the dawgshiiiite out of y’all and you are going to like it……WHY??? Because you are a bunch of BITTER QUITTERS..

Even your dog committed suicide because he coundn’t stand to watch the ANNUAL STOMPING OF THE DAWGS anymore.

So cry and cry and cry you bunch of BITTER QUITTERS!!!! We are going to laugh at you from now on!!!