ESPN analyst names Georgia's 'season defining' game for 2023
Georgia has a relatively soft schedule in 2023 since Oklahoma was removed because the Sooners are joining the SEC in 2024.
The Bulldogs should have some interesting games against Auburn and South Carolina, which have been a thorn in the side of Georgia at times over the years. But which game is season defining?
This time, it’s not only about the overall schedule, but could come down to the division race, and it’s time to circle the Tennessee game, according to ESPN. Some Georgia fans might remember some tragic knee injuries to top players over the years on the Neyland Stadium turf. The timing of this game should also come where the Bulldogs are set with their plan and philosophy at quarterback, something that is very much a question during spring practice.
Mark Schlabach put it this way:
“Their Nov. 18 contest at Tennessee will probably be the most difficult. UT figures to be out for blood after the Bulldogs knocked off the then-No. 1 Volunteers 27-13 at Sanford Stadium last season. The game wasn’t that close. Georgia led 21-3 early in the second quarter and by three touchdowns at the end of the third. Georgia has won 11 of its past 13 games against Tennessee and has lost only once at Neyland Stadium since 2010. The game, which was traditionally played early in the season, used to go a long way in determining which team would contend for an SEC East title. This season, Georgia’s SEC finale might decide which one wins the division.”