College Football Game of the Week – Week 4


The Bulldogs defense hope to rise to the occasion against Mississippi State. Photo by: Brandon Sweeney

The SEC experiences an intense showdown as the local Georgia Bulldogs play the Mississippi State Bulldogs. This game of the week is, once again, between two ranked opponents. Georgia is 11th in the country, while Mississippi State is ranked 17th. This match up should test both teams to determine who is going to be a legitimate contender in the SEC.


The Georgia Bulldogs come in with a record of 3-0 to start off the season. Last week they had a decisive win over Samford with a score of 42-14. The Bulldogs will defend their home field with  freshman QB Jake Fromm. Fromm is now the starter, since Jacob Eason injured his ankle in the first game. The Georgia native has found a favorite target in Terry Godwin. Fromm has thrown three out of his five touchdowns to Godwin, including a very impressive one-handed catch against Notre Dame during week two. The key to Georgia’s offense is going to be their run game with the duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Mississippi State has allowed an abysmal 101.3 rushing yards per game and the dynamic duo should  thrive against them. The defense has the task of slowing down a very strong Mississippi State offense, but Georgia should be able to stop them with tremendous pass rusher Lorenzo Carter coming off the edge.


The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be against all odds as they play on the road. After an impressive showing against the LSU Tigers expect this team to come ready in Athens. They dominated LSU in all categories en route to a 37-7 win. The Bulldogs are led by Junior QB Nick Fitzgerald, who has been stellar this year, throwing for 543 yards and 7 touchdowns. They have been superb, running the ball with an average of 297.7 yards per game. The UGA rushing defense against Mississippi States rushing offense will be a match to look for as Georgia is only allowing 71.0 yards per game. The versatility of Fitzgerald running the ball should give UGA some trouble. The defense will need to make sure they shake Jake Fromm early so they can force some mistakes and get turnovers from UGA.


This game should offer a lot for audiences, as they are two programs that are doing well right now and both have bright futures ahead of them. The atmosphere will be electric at Sanford Stadium on what should be a beautiful Saturday night. The run game of each offense should be a big determining factor in this game. Mississippi State and Georgia will offer some competitive football that will be worth watching on Saturday night.