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No. 2 Georgia hosts UAB in dwelling opener after beating Clemson

UAB (1-0) at No. 2 Georgia (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).

Line: Georgia by 25 1/2, based on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Collection report: Georgia leads 2-0.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Not a lot, apart from Georgia attempting to keep away from a letdown after an enormous win over Clemson to open the season. The Bulldogs haven’t misplaced to a non-Energy 5 opponent since a 35-21 setback to Boise State within the 2011 season opener. UAB is 35-16 since reviving its program in 2017 after a two-year shutdown.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia DB Christopher Smith vs. UAB QB Tyler Johnston III. Smith was the Southeastern Convention defensive participant of the week after scoring the one landing within the 10-3 victory over Clemson with a 74-yard interception return. Johnston threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-0 victory over FCS college Jacksonville State.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

UAB WR Trea Shropshire: He had 120 yards receiving and a TD within the opener, after accounting for 180 yards vs. Marshall within the remaining recreation of 2020.

Georgia QB JT Daniels: Seeking to bounce again from a sluggish efficiency towards Clemson, which held him to 135 yards passing and picked off a cross whereas limiting the Bulldogs offense to a single subject purpose.

FACTS & FIGURES

The primary assembly between the colleges since 2006, when Georgia gained 34-0. … Georgia’s protection held Clemson to 180 yards and got here up with seven sacks. … UAB is enjoying its first 4 video games on the street earlier than shifting into its new dwelling, 47,100-seat Protecting Stadium, on Oct. 2 towards Liberty. The downtown facility replaces historic Legion Subject. … Georgia moved up three spots on this week’s Related Press rankings and now trails solely SEC rival Alabama … After beginning his faculty profession at Southern Cal, Daniels is 5-0 as Georgia’s beginning quarterback. … Regardless of an enormous surge in COVID-19 circumstances, Georgia is permitting a capability crowd of greater than 93,000 at Sanford Stadium for the primary time for the reason that 2019 season, with no mandates for masks or vaccinations.

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