Saturday’s slate of college football features an SEC clash between a pair of recent powerhouses. Georgia is seemingly at the height of its powers, having won a national title last season. Auburn, well, the Tigers aren’t in an ideal position.
At just 3-2, the Tigers are struggling to return to the form they found in 2010 and 2013, when they played in BCS Championships. Saturday doesn’t seem like a great “get right” spot, with No. 2 Georgia rolling into town as a 29.5-point favorite on FanDuel.
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Georgia-Auburn game details
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
FanDuel Odds: Georgia -29.5 (-105), O/U 49.5
There’s a lot to like about Georgia this year. The Bulldogs won the national championship last season, and they seem to reload every year thanks to stellar recruiting. They’re also a perfect 5-0 this season, notably stomping Oregon 49-3 in their season opener.
The last two weeks, however, Georgia has looked mortal. The Bulldogs beat Kent State 39-22 two weeks ago, failing to cover the spread and only leading the MAC school by 10 points at one point in the fourth quarter. Last week, Georgia trailed at Missouri until the go-ahead touchdown with 4:03 left in the game.
Is Georgia due for an upset loss? Do the Bulldogs have legitimate concerns? Perhaps, but they’re still one of the most talented teams in the country, and they’re hard to beat when they play well.
Many see the Bulldogs, a 29.5-point favorite, winning comfortably. They’ll need a more complete performance than the last two weeks to cover the spread this weekend, though. Georgia is 2-3 against the spread this season.
Georgia has won five consecutive games in the series against Auburn, with the Tigers only beating the Bulldogs once in the last nine meetings.
Harsin hot seat
Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin’s job security can best be described as low. He’s just 9-9 since taking the job last season, and the Tigers haven’t resembled an SEC West contender.
This season, Auburn is 3-2 with an FCS win, two one-possession victories, and a blowout home loss to Penn State. The results haven’t exactly helped Harsin’s case to stay on as Auburn’s head coach, as Auburn is just 1-4 against the spread this fall.
With five Power 5 coaches having already been fired this season, and Georgia, Ole Miss, and Arkansas on the schedule the next three weeks, Harsin’s team might need to go on a tear for him to make it through the season. Being a 29.5-point underdog isn’t an ideal scenario for a coach fighting for his job.
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