The Georgia Bulldogs host Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday in week 12 SEC college football action between the hedges at Sanford Stadium in Athens.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are coming off a bye week and have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven road games. K.J. Costello is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,283 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Costello and Will Rogers have combined for eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Osirus Mitchell and Kylin Hill have combined for 573 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Malik Heath has 27 receptions. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 21.5 yards per contest, and Jo’quavious Marks leads the way with 131 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Mississippi State is allowing 27.5 points and 359.8 yards per game. Erroll Thompson leads the Mississippi State Bulldogs with 58 tackles, Tyrus Wheat has 3.5 sacks and Emmanuel Forbes has two interceptions.
The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a bye week and have lost two of their last three games. The Georgia Bulldogs have won five straight home games. Stetson Bennett is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,167 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Bennett has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Kearis Jackson and James Cook have combined for 586 receiving yards and three touchdowns while George Pickens has 13 receptions. The Georgia Bulldogs ground game is averaging 173.5 yards per contest, and Zamir White leads the way with 509 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia is allowing 20.8 points and 345.7 yards per game. Nakobe Dean leads the Georgia Bulldogs with 49 tackles, Adam Anderson has 3.5 sacks and Richard LeCounte has three interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in November and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Bulldogs last 15 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have had a rough schedule for the most part, and while the offense is a major work in progress, their defense has been rather solid and is actually top-20 in the country at defending the pass. The Georgia Bulldogs shouldn’t be shamed with two losses coming against Alabama and Florida, but the offense has been shaky in their last three games and they’re not covering numbers. Georgia is going to win this game, but Mississippi State should be able to do just enough defensively to make this thing ugly and keep it in the 17 point range.
I’ll take my points with the road team.