The Georgia Bulldogs are looking to continue the success of the 2011 season, bringing back a talented squad for the 2012 campaign. If the goal is to escape the SEC with no losses, the Dawgs have quite the opportunity this coming season.
SDS is ranking the schedules of all 14 SEC schools, and we start with the bottom. The Georgia Bulldogs have the weakest schedule in the SEC in 2012. While it’s pointless to complain if you’re an opposing fan, it is somewhat unique to see Georgia have two weak schedules in back-to-back seasons. Regardless, Georgia will play the schedule that is put in place, and you can expect a lot of W’s for this talented team this fall.
2012 Georgia Bulldogs’ Schedule
- Sep 01 – Buffalo Bulls
- Sep 08 – at Missouri Tigers
- Sep 15 – Florida Atlantic Owls
- Sep 22 – Vanderbilt Commodores
- Sep 29 – Tennessee Volunteers
- Oct 06 – at South Carolina Gamecocks
- Oct 13 – BYE
- Oct 20 – at Kentucky Wildcats
- Oct 27 – Florida Gators (neutral site)
- Nov 03 – Ole Miss Rebels
- Nov 10 – at Auburn Tigers
- Nov 17 – Georgia Southern Eagles
- Nov 24 – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
- 7 Home Games
- 4 Road Games
- 1 Neutral Site Game (Jacksonville)
- 3 Cupcakes
- 1 legitimate non-conference game (Georgia Tech)
- 2 top 25 opponents (#10 South Carolina, #25 Florida Gators) using ESPN’s early top 25 estimate
- 3 top 25 opponents (#7, South Carolina, #23 Auburn, #25 Georgia Tech) using an early SI poll
The Dawgs have essentially three tough road games and all are very manageable. The week two test at SEC newcomer, Missouri, will be an important game for Georgia taking the place of the usual South Carolina matchup. Remember, Mizzou is in the East, so this is an important game. The Dawgs will play a tough South Carolina team in Columbia, SC on October 6th and probably represents the toughest game on the schedule. The Auburn game will be very winnable for Richt’s squad. Of course, Georgia will always have a challenge playing Florida in Jacksonville on the last weekend in October.
The other four SEC contests are all extremely winnable: Ole Miss, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. There is no really bad stretch (the most difficult likely being Vandy, Tennessee then at South Carolina), and Georgia doesn’t have to travel two weeks in a row the entire season. It really doesn’t get any better than this, Georgia fans. A ten win season should be a cake walk. An eleven or even undefeated season is possible.
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