Kickoff from Sanford Stadium will be at 12:30 ET with Raycom Sports carrying the broadcast.
The Vanderbilt Commodores (5-1 SU, 5-1 ATS) were the feel-good story of the college football season after taming the Auburn Tigers, 14-13 in Nashville just one week ago... and oh what can change in a week’s time.
This past weekend, the undefeated ‘Dores visited Scott Field in Starkville, MS, a venue in which Vanderbilt has lost the last five meetings dating back to 1971.
With 10 penalties, two turnovers and only 107-yards of total offense, five became six, as the Bulldogs (5-1 SU, 2-2-1 ATS) handed coach Bobby Johnson his first loss of 2008, 17-14; NCAA football betting fans also dropped to 5-1 against the college football odds.
Even with the loss, Vanderbilt remained in the newest AP Poll, but fell from #13 to #22. Vandy could have gone 4-0 in the SEC for the first time in school history, they could have reached 6-0 for the first time since 1928, they could have been a top-ten team... instead, they were embarrassed on the road, and now have to face another hungry pack of Bulldogs in their own yard.
While the score may not have shown it, Georgia was dominant in its 26-14 week-seven victory over Tennessee at Sanford Stadium.
Despite committing two-turnovers, the Dogs out-gained UT in the air, and made a mockery of the Vols running game, tallying 148-yards on the ground, to Tennessee’s single yard.
UGA Sr. QB Matthew Stafford threw for a career best, 310-yards and a touchdown, RB Knowshon Moreno racked up 101-yards, the Dogs piled up 29-first-downs and Mark Richt’s squad controlled the football for a remarkable, 42:04.
While the numbers clearly jump off of the page, NCAA football gamblers couldn’t care less; Georgia, in all of its offensive glory, failed to cover the college football betting line for the second straight week... at least UGA forced the Vols into their worst SEC start since 1988 with the victory.
The SEC-East is due for a shake-up come Saturday afternoon as the ‘Dores and Dawgs meet Between the Hedges in Athens; UGA is favored by -14.5-points.