Georgia Bulldogs Injury Report vs. UAB Blazers for Week 2:
The news that has Georgia fans nervously pacing their living rooms this week is the oblique injury quarterback JT Daniels is battling. The expectation is that Daniels will not play on Saturday against the Blazers, with either Carson Beck or Stetson Bennett starting in his stead.
Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith are out, both still recovering from the foot injuries they suffered during fall camp.
Georgia fans will have a keen eye on the receiver position Between The Hedges Saturday. Kearis Jackson is expected to be limited to special teams action as he was in Week 1 against Clemson, while Dominick Blaylock is listed as questionable.
Defensive back Jalen Kimber should be full-go this week, and Jermaine Burton will be another week along in getting himself back in to game shape after missing a good chunk of practice time thus far in 2021.
A somewhat sleepy opener against the defending Conference got turned on its head when the news of JT Daniels trickled out.
Now, all eyes will be on the quarterback position when the Dawgs and Blazers line up Between The Hedges.
Wynne currently lists Georgia as a 22.5 point favorite over UAB with Georgia sitting at -115 (bet $115 to win $100) and UAB sitting at -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
The over/under for Georgia’s home opener stayed pretty steady throughout the week and currently sits at 44.0 points. There are even odds on the total, with both the over and the under holding at -110 (bet $110 to win $100).
Georgia enters Saturday’s contest riding high from an emotional win against Clemson in Charlotte.
Last Saturday night’s win was an old-school, defensive slugfest. The hot tubs and cold tubs at Butts-Mehre saw plenty of action this week as the Dawgs sought to remedy any lingering aches and pains from the physical affair.
While Georgia’s defense planted their flag in the ground and put everyone on notice that they are one of the nation’s best, the offense left something to be desired.
Georgia struggled to get vertical and hit chunk plays against Brent Venables salty Clemson defense, failing to score an offensive touchdown while only accumulating 256 yards of total offense.
Regardless of who ends up taking the majority of snaps for the Dawgs, look for Georgia’s receivers to find some more space in UAB’s secondary than they did last week against the Tigers. Georgia’s offense will find more rhythm this week and will find the endzone enough to cover the eventual spread.
Georgia’s D will pick up where they left off Saturday night and give UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston, III fits all afternoon.
Georgia looked like they were on a mission Saturday night. Objective – national title. Saturday afternoon Between The Hedges marks the next rally point. We’ll take Georgia to cover, and bank on Georgia’s offense finding its footing, so we’ll bet the over too.