SEC Football Preview: Kent State at Georgia

Georgia-Kent State football game preview

Georgia faces Kent State on Saturday in Athens. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Georgia

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Oregon W 49-3 Neutral
09/10 Samford W 33-0 Home
09/17 S Carolina W 48-7 Away
09/24 Kent State 12:00 pm Home
10/01 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Auburn 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Home
10/29 Florida 3:30 pm Neutral
11/05 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
11/19 Kentucky 12:00 pm Away
11/26 GA Tech 12:00 pm Home

Kent State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Washington L 20-45 Away
09/10 Oklahoma L 3-33 Away
09/17 LIU W 63-10 Home
09/24 Georgia 12:00 pm Away
10/01 Ohio 3:30 pm Home
10/08 Miami (OH) 3:30 pm Away
10/15 Toledo 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Akron 8:00 pm Home
11/01 Ball State 1:00 pm Home
11/09 Bowling Grn 7:00 pm Away
11/16 E Michigan 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Buffalo 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Georgia Kent State
ESPN FPI 1 101
Sagarin 2 86
Massey Composite 1 104
PiRate Ratings 1 102

Key Stats

Stat Georgia Kent State
Scoring Offense 41.0 28.7
Scoring Defense 1.5 29.3
Total Offense 525.0 397.0
Rushing Offense 129.5 221.3
Passing Offense 395.5 175.7
Team Passing Eff. 173.30 135.66
Total Defense 220.5 420.7
Rushing Defense 79.5 126.0
Pass Yards Allowed 141.0 294.7
Team Pass Eff. Def. 89.98 170.1
Turnover Margin 1.5 -1.7
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.609 0.550
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.000 0.333
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.286 0.395
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.500 0.571
Red Zone Offense 0.933 0.846
Red Zone Defense 0.500 0.818
Net Punting 42.75 38.2
Punt Returns 16.0 12.0
Kickoff Returns 36.0 24.3
First Downs Offense 51 68
First Downs Defense 24 65
Penalties/Game 5.5 7.3
Penalty Yards/Game 50.0 62.7

Players to Watch

Georgia

QB Collin Schlee, RB Marquez Cooper, WR Ray James, OL Elijah Ratlif, DL Sekou Diaby, LB Khalib Johns, DB Antwaine Richardson, DB Nico Bolden

Kent State

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny

Injuries

Georgia

[WR] Adonai Mitchell (Ankle) – Questionable.
[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg) – Questionable.
[TE] Arik Gilbert (Personal) – Questionable.
[DB] Nyland Green (Hamstring) – Out.
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out.
[WR] Arian Smith (Ankle) – Out.
[RB] Andrew Paul (Knee) – Out.

Kent State

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Georgia vs. Kent State Football Series History

Georgia leads 1-0

Comments

Kent State is a heavy underdog to the Dawgs. It’s not easy going against the No. 1 defense in college football. I think the Flashes will compete well in the first half before nose-diving in the second half.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Kent State 3, Georgia 52

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 41, Kent State 6

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SECN+/ESPN+ Network.

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