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The Tigers will have a tough task trying to slow down Heisman hopeful running back Todd Gurley.
Prediction: Win 27-20
Much like Clemson, Georgia enters this fall with a couple of question marks. The defense has to improve from last season, when it was 10th in the SEC in points allowed. Also, Hutson Mason will have to play efficiently for this Bulldogs team to make a run at a conference title.
This matchup could be much different from last year’s game, which saw a combined 73 points scored. With two much improved defenses, this one could be 27-20, or something similar. Either way, I think the Tigers take this one because of their defense.
Keeping pressure on Mason will be key No. 1 for the Tigers, and I think they are able to accomplish that goal. Georgia will have to replace three solid offensive linemen from last year’s team, and that could be evident early in the season.
The same could be said about Clemson’s offensive line, but the Tigers have the better defensive line of the two, and that will be a big factor for them in this one.