The Georgia Bulldogs came out somewhat sluggish against Tennessee. Now, give the Vols credit. Jeremy Pruitt switched up the quarterback during the bye week, and it gave UT a shot in the arm with Brian Maurer.

Maurer made two big touchdowns passes early in the game, but it was short-lived. Georgia seized control late in the second quarter, and scored the remaining 33 points in the game.

The scary thing for everyone else in the league is that we haven’t seen Georgia’s best game yet. So, that’s good news, but there are still some issues that need to be corrected following the blowout win over Tennessee.

Looking ahead on the schedule, the Georgia-Florida game will likely be for the SEC East. The Gators thumped Auburn Saturday behind stellar defensive play and timely offense. Is Florida as good as Georgia? Well, no, but rivalry games don’t often go as everyone expects.

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So, how will Georgia fare the rest of the way? ESPN’s Football Power Index projects the Bulldogs to finish the regular season undefeated. Interestingly, Florida isn’t Georgia’s toughest remaining game; it’s the road trip to Auburn.

ESPN describes its FPI as follows:

The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.

The FPI released updated game-by-game win probabilities for Georgia’s remaining matchups:

  • October 12: vs South Carolina (89.1 percent win probability)
  • October 19: vs Kentucky (94.7 percent)
  • November 2: vs. Florida (71 percent)
  • November 9: vs Missouri (84.6 percent)
  • November 16: at Auburn (53.6 percent)
  • November 23: vs Texas A&M (86.1 percent)
  • November 30: at Georgia Tech (98.6 percent)

The FPI gives Georgia a 9.8 percent chance of winning out and a 28.8 percent chance of winning the conference.