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UGA Listed as Huge Favorite Over ULL

ATHENS - After an upset win over No. 8 Auburn, Georgia is listed as a 20.5-point favorite over Louisiana-Lafayette.

That’s the largest point spread of the season for the Bulldogs against FBS foes. UGA has only been a double-digit favorite once this season in FBS competition - a 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt in Sanford Stadium. 

Statistics show that college football teams who are favored by 19.5 points or more win 98.4% of those games. UGA has only been a 20-point or more favorite over FBS competition 41 times in the last 20 seasons. The Bulldogs haven't lost one of those games yet. 

But there have been a few close calls. Obviously earlier this season UGA escaped with a 26-24 win over Nicholls in September, but they were a FCS team. In 1999, No. 11 UGA escaped UCF (+27) 24-23. In 2003, SEC East Champs Georgia, ranked No. 4 at the time, was listed as a 29-point favorite but only beat UAB 16-13. No. 9 Georgia was favored by 27 over visiting Colorado in 2006, and needed Joe Cox to save them with a 4th-quarter rally that resulted in a 14-13 win. No. 13 UGA needed all Aaron Murray could give them during a 29-24 win over Kentucky in 2012. The Bulldogs were a 26-point favorite in that game.

But most games have been blowouts in favor of UGA.


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