Using ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index) as a guide, Georgia has a 99.8 percent chance to beat Troy on Saturday.

Gurley hopes to right the ship Saturday vs. Troy

The Georgia pass defense was nothing short of atrocious last week against South Carolina. Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 30 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns against a Bulldog secondary that had no answer.

Troy replaces Corey Robinson who was the Sun Belt Conference’s leader in career passing yards with 13,477. He threw 20 touchdowns for the Trojans last season. Head coach Larry Blakeney has used two quarterbacks so far in the 2014 campaign in redshirt freshman Brandon Silvers and junior Dontreal Pruitt.

Silvers’ status in certain due to a concussion suffered a week ago in Troy’s loss to Abilene Christian. He’s completed 48-of-72 passes for 509 yards and a touchdown. Pruitt is 16-of-30 for 216 yards.

“Both of the guys have been really effective, and both of them are good athletes,” defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt told the Athens Banner-Herald earlier this week.

Pruitt is the more athletic option of the two, but either guy is likely to take shots deep down the field to receiver Chandler Worthy, the Trojans most reliable target on the outside.

“Very impressed by their athleticism and ability to throw the deep ball especially,” head coach Mark Richt told the media earlier this week. “They’ve got some receivers that do a great job.”

Pruitt said he put his unit in a bad position on 10 to 15 plays against the Gamecocks, a unit that was coming off a second half against Clemson in which it gave up just 15 total yards of offense and one first down.

“The first week, everybody thought we were great in pass coverage,” linebacker Amarlo Herrera said according to the Banner-Herald. “We’ve just got to do what we did the first week. We’ve just got to go out there … and make sure we have everything covered.”