10:13 am November 23, 2009, by Bill King
Saturday night’s debacle had been over only a few seconds when someone posed me the question that I’ve been asked several times since: Is there any chance Georgia can beat Georgia Tech?
My gut response: No way.
But that’s not the full answer. This is college football, after all, and a rivalry game. Unexpected things happen. And I’m a fan. We never completely give up hope. Yes, the Dogs could win the game …
If Tech implodes and plays its worst game of the season on offense.
If Georgia somehow manages to scheme the triple option correctly and play disciplined, mistake-free defense.
If Mike Bobo’s offense can avoid turning the ball over.
If, on both sides of the ball, the Dogs refrain from committing needless penalties.
OK, for those eternal optimists out there, I’ll grant that I don’t think it necessarily would take a combination of all those “ifs” for Georgia to win. A sub-par day for the Tech offense and the Dogs not turning the ball over might be enough. Or a really lousy day for the Tech defense and the Dogs clicking on offense could give Georgia a chance in a shootout.
I fervently hope those things happen. But I know the odds are stacked against the Dogs as they take on the seventh-ranked, 10-1 Jackets.
Maybe my pessimism will lessen as the week goes on, but the more I look back at this season, the more doubtful that seems.
What about you? Looking at how the two teams stack up realistically, what are Georgia’s chances against Tech? What has to happen for the Dogs to win? I’d even like to hear the Tech fans’ thoughts on this. Jacket lovers, what in your worst and most unlikely nightmares leads to a Georgia win?