Georgia Bulldogs vs. New Mexico St. Aggies
The Georgia Bulldogs get a break from their SEC schedule as they host the New Mexico State Aggies. The Bulldogs are -33 point favorites over the Aggies.
After losing their first two games this season the outlook was bleak for Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs but six games later they are a red hot contender in the SEC East and are riding a six game winning streak. While one of UGA’s losses is to South Carolina, who they are tied with for the division lead, all they can do is keep on winning and hope the rest takes care of itself. Aaron Murray is improving by the week and he’s up to 18 touchdown passes for the year and while he completed less than half of his passes last week against Florida, it was good enough to get the job done and get the win. Isaiah Crowell appears to be all that was promised and he looks to be the next great Georgia running back and against Florida Richard Samuel had 17 carries as well. Murray spreads the ball around in the passing game and Orson Charles leads the Dawgs with 26 catches followed by Malcolm Mitchell and Tavarres King who both have 25. Michael Gilyard and Jarvis Jones lead Georgia’s defense in tackles and Baccari Rambo has five interceptions. This week’s game should be a good chance for some of the backups to see action before Georgia heads into the final quarter of their regular season schedule.
The New Mexico State Aggies haven’t been one of the top football programs over the years and they aren’t this year either but De Wayne Walker’s team has played hard and have been competitive, much more so than many expected from them. Matt Christian has stepped in at QB and for the most part he has played well completing nearly 54 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Kenny Turner leads the Aggies in rushing with 580 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 27 passes. Taveon Rogers also has 25 catches and Todd Lee has 22. The New Mexico State offense puts poits on the board but they give up plenty as well allowing 48 and 45 in their last two. Donyae Coleman has 68 tackles to lead the Aggies and David Niumatalolo has seven sacks. New Mexico State will need to make some stops if they hope to keep up with Georgia in this one.
Georgia is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four non-conference games. New Mexico State is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against SEC teams.
Georgia has been playing well but winning by big numbers hasn’t been part of it. While New Mexico State isn’t winning, they can put points on the board and getting this monster number they should easily cover.
New Mexico St. Aggies +33 Georgia Bulldogs