Arkansas St. Red Wolves (1-1) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 11 AM EST
Sanford Stadium (Athens, GA)
Moneyline: Georgia (-16500), Arkansas St. (+6500)
Spread: Georgia -33.5 (-110), Arkansas St. +33.5 (-110)
Over/Under: 57 (-110)
Georgia Bulldogs Week 3 Preview
After a 63-17 victory over Murray St. on Saturday, Georgia looked much more like the #3 team in the country than in Week 1. QB Jake Fromm went 10-11 with 166 yards and 1 TD pass in just 6 offensive drives. D’Andre Swift only carried the ball 6 times, but managed to gain over 11 yards per carry and score 2 touchdowns on the ground. Georgia was able to sustain a more balanced attack on offense, throwing for 292 yards and running for 269 yards. This offense looks like a well-oiled machine (averaging 46.5 points per game) heading into a Week 3 matchup against Arkansas State’s below-average scoring defense (27 points per game allowed).
The Bulldogs have looked dominant on both sides of the ball, with their defense allowing a total of 509 yards and 23 points in their first 2 games combined, while their offense has averaged 521 yards of offense in the first 2 weeks. Georgia should dominate this game on both sides of the ball and they should be able to put up plenty of points in a hurry.
Arkansas St. Week 3 Preview
If Arkansas State wants to keep this game even remotely close, they’re going to need a miracle. Despite an impressive performance in their first 2 games, in which they racked up 73 points and 912 yards of offense, this Red Wolves offense is not ready for the speed and size of an SEC defense. Winning 1 of 2 against Southern Methodist and UNLV doesn’t exactly bode well for a Week 3 matchup against Georgia, an SEC powerhouse and the #3 team in the nation.
On defense, the Red Wolves will most likely not be up to the challenge against a Georgia offense that looked to be clicking on all cylinders last week. The Bulldogs are much tougher to stop than SMU, who put up over 500 yards of offense and 37 points against Arkansas St. in Week 1.
Georgia should dominate Arkansas State and put them away early. I think we may only see Jake Fromm for the better part of 2 quarters, yet again, and I think D’Andre Swift will probably break a few long runs and maybe add a touchdown or two before his day is done. This game should get out of hand quickly, and I think the combination of Georgia’s elite scoring ability and Arkansas State’s above-average scoring ability should be able to push the total over 57.