SEC Football Preview: Georgia vs. Murray State

Georgia faces Murray State on Saturday in Athens. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Georgia

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 @ Vanderbilt W 30-6
09/07/19 Murray St.
09/14/19 Arkansas St.
09/21/19 Notre Dame
10/05/19 @ Tennessee
10/12/19 South Carolina
10/19/19 Kentucky
11/02/19 + Florida
11/09/19 Missouri
11/16/19 @ Auburn
11/23/19 Texas A&M
11/30/19 @ Georgia Tech

Murray State

Date Opponent Result
08/29/19 Pikeville W 59-20
09/07/19 @ Georgia
09/14/19 Toledo
09/21/19 Morehead St.
09/28/19 @ UT Martin
09/05/19 Eastern Illinois
09/12/19 @ Tennessee State
09/19/19 Eastern Kentucky
09/26/19 @ Jacksonville State
09/02/19 Tennessee Tech
09/16/19 Austin Peay
09/23/19 @ Southeast Missouri

ESPN FPI

Georgia: 4

Murray State: NR, FCS

Key Stats

Stat Murray State Georgia
Rushing Offense 249.0 325.0 (12)
Passing Offense 216.0 156.0 (105)
Total Offense 465.0 481.0 (42)
Scoring Offense 59.0 30.0 (68)
Rushing Defense 46.0 116.0 (64)
Passing Defense 199.0 109.0 (17)
Total Defense 245.0 225.0 (23)
Scoring Defense 20.0 6.0 (10)
Interceptions 0 0
Sacks 2.0 2.0 (56)
Tackles for loss 12.0 3.0 (101)
Turnover margin 3.0 0.0 (51)
3rd Down Conv. 0.462 (25) 0.143 (123)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.294 (24) 0.214 (23)

Players to Watch

Murray State

QB Preston Rice, F Jared McCray, X Armani Hayes, OL Cam Carter, DT Korey Tillman, W Kendrick Catis .

Georgia

RB D’Andre Swift, OL Andrew Thomas, QB Jake Fromm, OL Solomon Kindley, OL Isaiah Wilson, DB JR Reed, LB Monty Rice, DL Jordan Davis, K Rodrigo Blankenship.

Injuries

Georgia

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/02/19 WR Kearis Jackson Hand is out indefinitely
09/01/19 OL Jamaree Salyer Lower Body is “?” Saturday vs Murray St
09/01/19 LB Robert Beal Jr. Suspension Served missed last game – is probable Saturday vs Murray St

Murray State

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Georgia got 30 points last week on Vandy but what’s crazy is that the Commodores held Georgia to a 14% conversion rate on third down. That’s crazy. Next to turnover margin, the third-down conversion rate is probably the most important indicator of whether or not a football team is sound. Of course, turnover ration can make a bad football team look really good. This Murray State team might be just the medicine for the Bulldogs this week to work on third-down conversions. Murray went 5-6 last season and has 6 starters back on defense and 8 on offense. They are not an elite FCS team but they a few OVC conference championships and have been to the NCAA FCS football tourney five times. Bottom line, this is a tuneup game to correct whatever deficiencies were found in Game 1. Georgia will win big again this week.

Our Preseason Prediction

Georgia 63, Murray St 10

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Georgia 49, Murray State 6

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN2 Network.

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