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.
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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