Well, that couldn’t have gone much better.

Georgia started the season by losing its 5-star quarterback in the season opener. And yet, as the Bulldogs head into the second half, they find themselves at 7-0 for the first time since 2005.

Nobody could’ve predicted that kind of first half for Georgia, especially after Jacob Eason went down. So what’s in store for the second half?

Here are 10 predictions:

1. Georgia will NOT win every SEC game by three scores

So far, Georgia’s smallest margin of victory in an SEC game has been 25 points. As much as I believe in the Bulldogs’ ability to pour it on, I don’t think that can be sustained for the entire season. Georgia has been dominant, but even the great teams have the occasional 14-point win after a slow first half. All five of Georgia’s remaining opponents have a winning conference record. Surely someone will hang tough for a bit.

2. But the Dawgs will win by four scores against Florida

I don’t care about history. I care about what my eyes have told me in 2017. My eyes tell me that Florida’s offense might not score a touchdown against Georgia’s defense. It’s that one-sided of a matchup. And for a Florida defense that’s been decent, the tackling is still not where it needs to be. Against a Bulldogs rushing attack that’s been a force, that doesn’t bode well. Call me crazy, but I can’t see Florida enjoying its time spent in Jacksonville.

3. Georgia will finish with a top 2 scoring defense

The Dawgs currently rank No. 4 in scoring defense. With five weeks remaining, I see a few things happening. I see Penn State (No. 1) and Washington (No. 3) falling behind as their schedules get significantly more difficult in the second half. I also see Georgia continuing to hold teams under 20 points on a weekly basis. So who is the only team that finishes with a better scoring defense than the Dawgs? Oh, come on. You know.

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4. Jacob Eason will still be on roster against Ga. Tech

Many speculated that Eason could transfer in the middle of this season. Considering Jake Fromm is undoubtedly the starter moving forward, many probably still expect Eason to bolt any week. Maybe it’s not bold to say a kid will be on the roster in five weeks. In today’s era of college football, though, that’s not a guarantee. Just ask Alabama. But I think Kirby Smart finds a way to keep Eason on board and ready to roll if he’s needed. As for what happens after 2017, that’s anyone’s guess.

5. Nick Chubb will lead SEC in rushing

Again, this isn’t that bold. Chubb currently leads the SEC with 688 rushing yards in seven games, which isn’t a Derrick Henry pace but is very sustainable. Heading into the Missouri game, Chubb was averaging 2.9 yards before first contact. No wonder the guy is averaging 6.4 yards per carry. I think game flow helps Chubb continue to rack up yardage and distance himself from Kerryon Johnson, who has been spectacular in his own right.

6. Georgia finishes with SEC’s No. 1 rushing offense

Piggybacking off that, I think Georgia actually bests Alabama for the conference’s top rushing offense. Georgia currently trails Alabama by 20 yards per game, which could easily flip in the final five games. In addition to Chubb, Sony Michel and dynamic freshman D’Andre Swift give the Dawgs a three-headed rushing attack that hasn’t been held to less than 175 yards in a game yet. With a healthy offensive line that’s jelling at the right time, I can’t see that changing anytime soon.

7. Jake Fromm finishes with 4-to-1 TD-to-INT ratio

Every week, I see Fromm’s confidence growing. I see him making some big-time throws and developing a knack for picking up third downs. Fromm is still learning, though. That interception against Missouri was not his finest moment. Mistakes like that won’t fly against the Auburns and Alabamas of the world. But I like Fromm’s ability to adjust and limit those mistakes. Don’t be surprised if he finishes with something like 20 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions.

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8. Roquan Smith, Lorenzo Carter earn All-America honors

Smith already earned mid-season All-America honors for his extremely impressive first half. Carter has shown plenty of signs of finishing his career off with a bang. His ability to rush the passer is going to be on display in the second half against some young signal-callers. Carter could easily finish the season with 10 sacks, 20 quarterback pressures and as the toughest Georgia defender to game plan for. Smith could wind up with 100 tackles and continue to be the most steady force on the Dawgs’ vaunted defense. Both of these guys could get some hardware before heading off to the NFL.

9. Georgia doesn’t finish regular season 12-0

I know. Most of these predictions would suggest that I think Georgia will run the table. I don’t think that happens, though. Going 12-0 is extremely difficult, even for a team that’s been as good as the Dawgs have been. But I see the one hiccup coming against Auburn in what could be the game of the year in the SEC. Still, how many Georgia fans would’ve been upset about 11-1 at the start of the season?

10. But it gets shot at Playoff spot in SEC Championship

Yes, Georgia is still on a stampede to Atlanta. And an 11-1 East champ will still have a chance to play for a Playoff spot, too. The Dawgs might be ranked slightly outside of the top four heading into that game, but a win against Alabama would surely be enough to earn a spot. The 2012 SEC Championship rematch does indeed happen. The question is whether the result repeats itself, too. I’ll save that prediction for December.