ATHENS, Ga. (CBSMiami) – Coming off an impressive fourth quarter domination of the Missouri Tigers, the Georgia Bulldogs are looking to take out any lingering frustration on the Florida Atlantic Owls this Saturday.
FAU has been one of the worst teams in college football in recent years. The Owls are coming off a two touchdown loss to Middle Tennessee State and won their first game of the season by just four points over Wagner.
Now, FAU has to travel to Athens, Georgia to play in front of one of the most raucous crowds in the Southeastern Conference and against a defense that may be the second best in the conference.
Georgia’s defense, led by outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, took over the Missouri game last week in the fourth quarter. Two Missouri miscues later, Georgia had a three touchdown lead at the end of the game thanks mainly to Jones’ play.
Still, Georgia coach Mark Richt has just two words for his team: Louisiana-Monroe.
The Redhawks marched into Arkansas last weekend and beat the heavily favored Razorbacks. While that is not likely to happen, Georgia coaches are still trying to get their players’ attention. But going against FAU may be tough to get up for after the charged atmosphere at Mizzou.
FAU has won just two games in the last 22 months, including the ugly 7-3 victory over Wagner in the season opener. Last year, FAU ranked near the bottom of the nation for most statistical categories.
On the flip side, Georgia’s offense is one of the better in the SEC led by arguably the conference’s best quarterback, Aaron Murray. After throwing an interception early in the game against Mizzou, Murray settled down to help lead the Bulldogs to victory.
Georgia opened as a 44.5 point favorite over Florida Atlantic.
If that’s not bad enough for FAU, they will follow up the trip to Georgia with a trip to Tuscaloosa to play the number 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide next week.
Georgia and FAU will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
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