The Georgia Bulldogs can no longer play in the SEC championship game. After losses to Florida and South Carolina, the team was eliminated after the Missouri Tigers beat the Arkansas Razorbacks. Now Missouri gets to go to Atlanta next week and play in the Georgia Dome while the Bulldogs wait and see their bowl game destination. Georgia will aim to end their season on a high note with a win over their in-state rivals, but i ill not be easy as Georgia Tech has the talent to beat them.
Georgia Tech still has something to fight for. The Yellow Jackets have locked up a spot in the ACC conference championship game, but could earn a spot in the Orange Bowl if they beat the Bulldogs. Both Georgia and Georgia Tech have momentum entering the game.. The Bulldogs come in having won their last three games while Georgia Tech is on a four-game win streak which includes a big win over Clemson. The Bulldogs might have control in the rivalry, but Tech has the offense to upset them.
The Yellow Jackets have been benefitting from duel-threat quarterback Justin Thomas. He has been dominating as both a passer and rusher. Thomas has 1,396 yards passing for 15 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also leading the team rushing with 827 yards and five touchdowns. He averages 5.4 yards per rush. Thomas paired with Zach Laskey who has 608 yards and five touchdowns as well. Their triple-option offense could knock off the Georgia defense that has stumbled against strong rushing attacks.
Georgia might not have Todd Gurley running wild in the offense after the running back suffered a torn ACL during the Auburn game, but they do have Nick Chubb who has 1,152 yards and 11 touchdowns. He crushed the Auburn Tigers defense, averaging 7.2 yards per carry. Hutson Mason is also playing well with 19 touchdowns on the season. Georgia will rely on their run game and hope they can catch the Tech defense off guard.