Vanderbilt Opponent #7: Georgia Bulldogs

Vanderbilt hosts Georgia for the seventh game of the season. VandyMania gives an early scouting report on the Bulldogs and makes a prediction on the game's outcome. This is the seventh in a series of 11 evaluations of Vanderbilt's 2005 opponents.

Date: Oct. 15, 2005
Site: Vanderbilt Stadium

Georgia

Head coach: Mark Richt (42-10 at Georgia, photo right)

2004 Record: 10-2, 6-2 CONF

Top Returnees:

OFFENSE: ST Daniel Inman, Jr.; SG Nick Jones, Jr.; C Russ Tanner, Sr.; TG Max Jean-Gilles, Sr.; TT Dennis Roland, Sr.; TE Leonard Pope, Jr.; TB Thomas Brown, So.

DEFENSE: POS NAME, YR.; DT Kedric Golston, Sr.; DE Will Thompson, Sr.; NT Gerald Anderson, Sr.; WLB Danny Verdun Wheeler, Jr.; SCB DeMario Minter, Sr.; ROV Greg Blue, Sr.; WCB Tim Jennings, Sr.

2004 Results

Sept. 4 GEORGIA SOUTHERN, W 48-28
Sept. 11 at South Carolina, W 20-16
Sept. 18 MARSHALL, W 13-3
Oct. 2 LSU, W 45-16
Oct. 9 TENNESSEE, L 14-19
Oct. 16 VANDERBILT, W 33-3
Oct. 23 at Arkansas, W 20-14
Oct. 30 Florida, W 31-24
Nov. 6 at Kentucky, W 62-17
Nov. 13 at Auburn, L 6-24
Nov. 27 GEORGIA TECH, W 19-13
Jan. 1 Wisconsin, W 24-21

2005 Schedule

Sept. 3 BOISE STATE
Sept. 10 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 17 LOUISIANA MONROE
Sept. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 8 at Tennessee
Oct. 15 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 22 ARKANSAS
Oct. 29 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 12 AUBURN
Nov. 19 KENTUCKY
Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech

Georgia Statistics

Category...............NCAA ... AVG
Rushing Offense .......57 ..... 156.83   
Passing Offense .......30 ..... 247.67  
Total Offense .........31 ..... 404.50   
Scoring Offense .......45 ..... 27.92   
Rushing Defense .......15 ..... 106.92    
Passing Defense .......56 ..... 121.57     
Total Defense ......... 8 ..... 288.92      
Scoring Defense ....... 9 ..... 16.50   
Turnover Margin........73 ..... -.17   
Net Punting ...........67 ..... 35.23    

REMARKS: After a loss to LSU brings Vanderbilt back to earth, the Dores finish up a long homestand by hosting Georgia. Georgia will come to Nashville after a previous week's visit to Knoxville and UT. The Dogs could come in overlooking Vandy but that won't necessarily translate into a Commodore victory. Expect the Bulldogs to be experiencing some growing pains after losing 4-year quarterback starter David Greene and All-Everything defensive lineman David Pollack.

EARLY PREDICTION: Georgia is a well coached football team that has recruited well the past few years. The Commodores will put up a good fight but Georgia will prevail in a close game. Look for an exciting back-and-forth game with a late score securing it for the Bulldogs.

Vanderbilt 21
Georgia 24


Senior defensive tackle Kedric Golston returns for his senior season at Georgia.


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