Georgia vs. Samford - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (2-0) at Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Sanford Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -34 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
It’s another Battle of the Bulldogs, as Samford pays a visit to #13 Georgia in Athens, GA in week 3 college football action.
The Samford Bulldogs will look to add a monumental upset to their resume this season after improving to 2-0 this year following a 49-41 victory over West Alabama. Devlin Hodges threw for 317 yards on 30 of 47 passing, throwing 3 touchdowns and an interception Hodges added a 4th touchdown to his total, taking his 10 carries and putting up 51 yards and a score on the ground as well. Roland Adams led the team with 12 carries for 53 yards, while Kelvin McKnight led the team’s receivers with 13 catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Andrew Harris also contributed a receiving TD while notching 3 catches for 96 yards. Defense and special teams played a big part in Samford’s win, as Omari Williams and Darius Harvey each logged a pick-six, while Harvey also contributed a 93-yard kick return touchdown, however the Bulldogs also allowed 522 yards of total offense to West Alabama in the win.
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The #15 Georgia Bulldogs will look to keep their perfect record in tact after going on the road and taking down then #24 Notre Dame by a final score of 20-19 in week 2. Jake Fromm completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 141 yards and a touchdown that was negated by an interception. Sony Michel and Nick Chubb each received 13 carries, with Michel racking up 73 yards and a touchdown while Chubb put up 63 yards in the win. Terry Godwin led Georgia’s receiving corps with a pair of receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown, while Javon Wims recorded 35 yards and a pair of catches and Mecole Hardman led Georgia with 4 receptions in the winning effort. Defensively, Georgia combined for 3 sacks, including one from Lorenzo Carter who recovered both of Notre Dame’s lost fumbles. The Bulldogs also managed to contain the Irish offense, holding them to just 265 yards of total offense and a 3 for 17 mark on 3rd down.
Georgia is 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games overall while the under is 16-6 in their last 22 games overall and 9-3 in their last 12 games at home. We will update trends on Samford if/when they become available.
Samford has been able to hang around with the big boys from time to time, and Georgia isn’t as dominant as I thought they might be, but that win over Notre Dame was impressive and Samford allowing 500+ yards of total offense and 41 points to West Alabama is pushing me towards Georgia, so I'll lay the points with Georgia here.