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Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 07:  Brian Kimbrow #25 of the Vanderbilt Commodores celebrates a touchdown against of the Austin Peay Governors at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2013

Georgia needs a bounce-back performance on the road in Week 8 against Vanderbilt in the worst possible way. 

The Bulldogs were blown out by Missouri last Saturday. 

Aaron Murray threw two costly interceptions, and the Tigers returned a fumble for a touchdown in the second quarter to take a 28-10 lead into halftime—stunning the crowd in Athens to silence. 

By the time the game was over, Georgia limped into the second half of the season with two losses to top-25 teams. 

But Murray and the Bulldogs should be able to turn things around in Week 8 against Vanderbilt. 

The Commodores come into the game with a 3-3 record. 

All three losses were to SEC teams, while all three wins were against inferior opponents, and we'll see if this team learned anything from those losses when the Bulldogs come to town. 

 

Dec 31, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores fans (from left) Gage Markum and Kaitlen Andrews and Abi Bliss and Tristen Denney and Jordan Burnett and Casey King show their support during the second half of the Music City Bowl against the North
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When: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. 

Watch: CBS

Betting Lines (via Covers) 

  • Over/Under: 61 pts.
  • Spread: Vanderbilt (+7.5)

 

Georgia Injury Report (via USA Today)

PlayerPositionStatus/Updated
Ramik WilsonLBQues Sat - Knee - 10/15/13
Keith MarshallRBQues Sat - Knee - 10/13/13
Michael BennettSEQues Sat - Knee - 10/13/13
Ryne RankinLBQues Sat - Illness - 10/13/13
Tray MatthewsSQues Sat - Hamstring - 10/13/13
Clay JohnsonWRQues Sat - Ankle - 10/13/13
Todd GurleyRBQues Sat - Ankle - 10/13/13
James DeLoachLBQues Sat - Concussion - 10/13/13
Jonathon RumphSEQues Sat - Hamstring - 10/13/13
Tramel TerryWROut for season - Knee - 9/5/13
Malcolm MitchellWROut for season - Knee - 9/2/13
Reggie WilkersonCBOut for season - Knee - 8/19/13

 

Vanderbilt Injury Report 

PlayerPositionStatus/Updated
Andrew BridgesOLQues Sat - Undisclosed - 10/13/13

 

Which Aaron Murray Will Show Up?

Murray has had a few games this year in which he's looked like a future NFL first-round pick, but he's also put a couple of stinkers on tape. 

Last Saturday at home against Mizzou, Murray had his worst game of the year. He completed just 55.6 percent of his passes for 290 yards, throwing three touchdowns with two interceptions. 

Granted, he was playing without a few of his top playmakers, but the best quarterbacks play their best when their teams need them the most. 

Heading into Week 8, Georgia needs Murray to play his best game of the season. He must play within himself—taking what Vanderbilt's defense gives him—rather than trying to force the issue. If Murray turns the ball over again, then the Bulldogs will lose for the second weekend in a row. 

 

Prediction

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 5: Head Coach Mark Richt and Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate after the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Vanderbilt needs Murray to have a bad game in order to win at home, but it's not happening, thanks to a porous Commodores defense that allows 390 yards and 26.5 points per game.

Ole Miss, South Carolina and Missouri all scored at least 35 points against Vandy this season, and Georgia shouldn't have any trouble hitting its seasonal average of 37.5.

The Bulldogs don't stop anyone from scoring, however, meaning Vanderbilt's offense will likely put up a fight at home. 

Unfortunately, it won't be enough to secure the upset. 

 

Final Score 

Georgia wins 42-27.

 

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