GE­OR­GIA over Mid­dle Tenn by 25

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We’ve been get­ting a lot of calls from folks try­ing to as­cer­tain the where­abouts of Jay­bird The Bull­dog, our SEC scout – not be­cause they’re con­cerned about his safety in the path of an ap­proach­ing hur­ri­cane, but be­cause they want to con­vey mes­sages to him about last week’s bum steer on the Game­cocks over Ge­or­gia (mes­sages like, “Ain’t it about time you re­tired?”). Re­gard­less of his cur­rent avail­abil­ity, Jay­bird and all true Ge­or­gia fans would love to be in Athens to­day to see their beloved Dawgs chew up and spit out an­other op­po­nent. But we’re not so sure about putting our money where their mouth is, not with UGA now

as non-con­fer­ence chalk of 29 or more points. There’s no deny­ing the fear­some na­ture of this loaded Ge­or­gia team, not af­ter UGA handed South Carolina its worst loss in the se­ries since 1971 last week in a 4117 rock­ing chair vic­tory. Now, though, Kirby Smart’s troops will land in the mid­dle of a tough SEC sand­wich: 1-5 ATS af­ter South Carolina and 1-4 ATS be­fore Mis­souri. Mid­dle Ten­nessee ironed out ma­jor prob­lems on of­fense (scored only 7 points ver­sus Vandy) with a 61-37 win over UT Martin. Head coach Rick Stock­still owns a de­cent 10-5 ATS record when his team squares off with an un­de­feated foe, and the Blue Raiders have posted a prof­itable 8-3 ATS mark in their last 11 games as dogs of 30 or more points. With a red-clad crowd fill­ing San­ford Sta­dium on a late sum­mer Ge­or­gia evening, we think the Bull­dogs may just want to un­wind tonight in­stead of dol­ing out pun­ish­ment for 60 min­utes. Hello? No, we still don’t know where he is…

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