Hogs and Dawgs Duel in Good Old Fashion
SEC NCAA Football Betting Bash in one of the big grudge matches of the college football schedule.
There are no two ways around it. The Georgia Bulldogs and the Arkansas
Razorbacks flat out don't like each other. These two teams have a history of
playing very close games regardless of where they are being played, and with
both squads hoping to make names for themselves in the SEC this year, this
college football betting affair should be no exception.
Mallett Ready for Heisman Hype
Last year, of all of the games that QB Ryan Mallett played, it might
have been a road defeat at the Florida Gators that ultimately got him on the
Heisman watch list for 2010.
So far this year, the senior leader who transferred from the University
of Michigan has not disappointed.
In games against Tennessee Tech and Louisiana Monroe, Mallett has
accounted for 701 yards and six TDs. He is leading a passing attack which is
averaging 361.5 yards per game, the fifth best mark in the country.
Three different men have at least 100 yards receiving on the year, so
keep a close eye on Joe Adams (214 yards, 2 TDs), Greg Childs (172 yards, 2
TDs), and DJ Williams (112 yards).
Arkansas is now ranked 12th and 13th in the USA Today and the AP Poll
Bulldogs are Green with Envy
As if things
weren't already hard enough for QB Aaron Murray... The freshman for UGA was
thrown into the fire right away in his first year in Athens, and head coach
Mark Richt assumed that he would be throwing balls to WR AJ Green all season
long. Little did he know that Green was going to be slapped with a four game
suspension for contact with an agent.
Now, the leading
receiver on the season is WR Kris Durham, who has caught just eight passes for
159 yards and a score. No one else has caught more than four passes for a
suddenly very inexperienced Bulldogs offense.
defense, he has done a respectable job at the outset of the year. The frosh has
completed 66.0 percent of his passes for 352 yards and three scores against one
pick. Neither Richt nor any of the Bulldog faithful can complain about this
type of performance, especially without Green in the lineup.
Dominating Defenses Will Get First
Razorbacks nor the Bulldogs have been tested this season by big time offenses,
but both have excelled thus far on the year.
For Georgia, it
has allowed just 12.0 points and 241.0 yards per game. Both numbers rank the
Dawgs in the Top 20 in the nation.
secondary has been fantastic thus far in 2010, allowing just 90.0 yards per
game, the fifth best mark in the land. The Hogs might have only forced two
turnovers in as many games, but they haven't let anyone move the football on
them. Arkansas has only allowed 187.5 yards and 5.0 points per game thus far
Georgia in Familiar Spot with NCAA
The script has
officially been flipped for the Bulldogs. Last week, they fell victim to
seemingly the oldest NCAA football betting trend in the book. They were the
ranked opponent visiting a team that wasn't in the Top 25, and the hosts were
short favorites. In fact, last week, all four ranked teams that were road
underdogs ended up being defeated both SU and ATS.
Now, Georgia is
the unranked home team hosting a ranked roadie, and once again, the road team
is the underdog. The college football betting line featured UGA favored by 2.5
points at 5Dimes Sportsbook.
The Bulldogs took
out Arkansas 52-41 last year in Fayetteville. That marked the third straight
cover in this series for the underdog.
UGA is still just
4-10 ATS in its last 14 games played "Between the Hedges."