College Football Preview: The 2015 Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia Bulldogs Preview 2014 Record 10-3 Won Belk Bowl 37-14 vs Louisville
Overview: The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off of a 10-3 season with a blowout win in their bowl game against Louisville. Georgia enters the 2015 season with possibly one the best running backs in the nation in Nick Chubb. He is also one of the favorites to win this years Heisman trophy. The biggest question entering this season is who will be Georgia’s starting quarterback.
Offense: Georgia had one of the best offenses in the nation last year; they finished averaging 41 points a game, which was 8th best in the nation. Running back Nick Chubb rushed for 1547 yards and 14 touchdowns without even being the starting running back. He split carries whenever Todd Gurley was healthy. Being the lead running back he should have a tremendous year. Quarterback Hutson Mason has graduated and the bulldogs are trying to figure out who will replace him. The leading candidate would presumably be Brice Ramsey who did play a little bit last season. Georgia loses both their top two receivers last year. Senior Malcolm Mitchell will likely be the main receiver but he only caught 31 passes for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. Georgia will rely heavily on Nick Chubb and the run game this season.
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Defense: Georgia also had one of the best defenses last year allowing 20.7 points a game. The Bulldogs defense returns two of their top five tacklers from last year in linebackers Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins who will be the leaders of this defense. Together these two combined for 125 tackles and 11 sacks. If defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruit can put together another solid defensive year, watch out for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Special Teams: Georgia Returns both their kicker and their punter. Kicker Marshall Morgan converted on 16 out of 21 field goals last year. Punter Collin Barber averaged 39 yards a punt last season.
Overall: The Georgia Bulldogs come into this season being one of the favorites to win the SEC. If Georgia’s defense can continue to improve and they can find a pass game to compliment Nick Chubb and the run game, Georgia will be a tough team to take down in the SEC. I think they will win the SEC east and will contend for a playoff spot.