Published July 11, 2010 - 6:33am
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Louisiana Lafayette – Sept 4, 2010 – W 42 to 14
Over the past few seasons the UGA football team has tried to boost their non-conference schedule. However, after losing their opening game to Oklahoma State last season, they have decided to start things off a little easier this year. Their season opener in 2010 should be a good warm up game for the always brutal SEC opener against South Carolina in week two. The Dawgs will easily handle the Ragin’ Cajuns and try to work out some early season kinks to get ready for the rest of their schedule.
@ South Carolina – Sept 11, 2010 – W 24 to 17
Last season this usually low scoring affair turned into an offensive explosion with the Dawgs bringing home the victory 41-37. This season will not be quite as high scoring. Both teams will struggle on the offensive end. Aaron Murray will have to rely on the running game in his first SEC road game. Georgia’s running game will give them the slight edge in a hard earned SEC road win.
Arkansas – Sept 18, 2010 – W 31 to 28
Sanford Stadium will be packed and ready to get loud for its SEC home opener. Home field advantage will play a part down the stretch in this SEC battle. The Dawg’s defense will struggle early with the spread offense of Arkansas. After some halftime adjustments the Dawg’s defense will settle down to make some late game stops. Meanwhile, the Dawg’s offense behind Washaun Ealey will use their run game to pull out two late touchdowns to put UGA ahead for good.
@ Mississippi State – Sept 25, 2010 – W 31 to 21
Mississippi State will be better than expected this year, but they will not be ready to handle the Georgia Bulldogs. Aaron Murray will begin to play with more confidence after winning his first two SEC games and with the big help he has been getting from the run game. Look for Murray to have a break out game and throw for multiple touchdowns while leading the Dawgs to victory.
@ Colorado – Oct 2, 2010 – W 42 to 24
The altitide won’t stop the Dawgs from running to victory in this non-conference road game. Colorado’s smaller defensive line will be no match for the Dawg’s run game. Look for season highs in both yards and rushing touchdowns for Washaun Ealey.
Tennessee – Oct 9, 2010 – W 17 to 10
Tennessee will come to Athens ready for a tough battle in Sanford Stadium. Both teams will rely heavily on defense in this low scoring affair. Georgia always seems to struggle putting points on the board against the Volunteers. After last season’s blowout, the Dawg’s defense will step up to hold Tennessee to their fewest points of the season.
Vanderbilt – Oct 16, 2010 – W 42 to 14
Vanderbilt comes in to Athens struggling while the Bulldogs are on a roll. The Dawgs are now playing with confidence on both sides of the ball and their confidence will only grow after easily handling the Commodores.
@ Kentucky – Oct 23, 2010 – W 24 to 14
Georgia will be out to avenge one of their disappointing losses from last season in this matchup against the Wildcats. Georgia’s defensive front will hold strong down the stretch while the Dawgs pull out the win.
Florida – Oct 30, 2010 – L 27 to 31
Jacksonville will be out of control as both teams head to this showdown with undefeated records. Even though Georgia is playing with confidence they still have recent Florida dominance of the rivalry in the back of their minds as they go into this rivalry game. Florida’s speed on offense proves to be too much for Georgia to handle even though this game will go down to the very end.
Idaho State – Nov 6, 2010 – W 52 to 10
A perfect game to help Georgia recover from their first loss of the season and get things back on track for a tough final two games. Look for everyone to contribute big numbers in this game – even the second and third string as many starters will get some well needed rest.
@ Auburn – Nov 13, 2010 – L 24 to 28
Both teams come into this game well matched and fighting for a possible birth in the SEC championship game. The game will be back and forth to the very end. Georgia’s running game will give them the lead in the forth quarter but their defense will give up a late score to the Tigers. Home field ends up being the big difference in this one. If the game were in Athens they might have pulled out the win.
Georgia Tech – Nov 27, 2010 – W 28 to 21
Both teams come ready to play for this end of the year showdown. The Yellow Jackets are looking to avenge their disappointing loss to the Dawgs last year in Atlanta. However, Georgia’s off week and loss to Auburn give them the preparation and motivation to handle their business in this classic in-state rivalry. The game will be close and back and forth, but Georgia will be able to pull out the win in front of their home crowd and give the Dawgs another 10 win season.
Georgia will take advantage of an easier non-conference schedule this season combined with the benefit of not playing LSU or Alabama out of the SEC west. The Dawgs will have a great year with 10 regular season wins and will be cheering on the rest of the SEC to hand Florida a couple of late season losses to give UGA a shot at the SEC Championship game. Georgia fans will be happy with this comeback year after a disappointing 2009 season. Mark Richt will be off the hot seat for the moment but how long will Georgia fans be happy without an SEC title?
About Steve Newman
Steve played basketball for the University of Georgia from 2003 to 2007. He played in 118 games throughout his career at UGA. He averaged just over 5 points per game during that time and was a big man that could shoot the 3-pointers. Since college he has played a few seasons overseas and in the NBA Development League. He tore his ACL last spring and is currently living in Orlando and undergoing rehabilitation for his knee. Thanks for taking the time to share your season projection with us, Steve. We thought all of you Georgia fans would enjoy this great flashback to Newman’s time as a bulldog: