This game will be similar to the GSU game except we will be noticeably sharper on defense. Hopefully, we will be in better condition as well and will cut down on the procedural penalties.
Our passing attack could dominate the game, but I expect Coach Bobo to mix in plenty of runs to get our running game in sync for next week. Still, Stafford will go over 300 yards with 3 TD's - two of them greater than 50 yards. I think it will be so tempting to throw deep ball after deep ball in this one and we will see a number of them. But we also need to sharpen our execution on the short game and screens that will be needed to neutralize the type of pressure we will face in our next several ball games. For this reason, and this reason alone, Stafford will not get the chance to post insane numbers on this porous pass defense.
Knowshon will break 100 yards on about 14 carries with 2 TDs. King and Samuel will both get their share of work again and King may also eclipse 100 yards. I believe we will push 600 yards of offense in this game.
We will see a steady rotation of players coming in to keep fresh legs on the field to stop CMUs spread offense. While it would be nice to see a ton of blitzing to disrupt their passing attack, I think CWM will play it fairly straight with a few situational blitzes. I still expect to see tremendous pressure on LeFevour but he is fairly elusive and may prove difficult to sack. Look for no more than 4 sacks, but lots of hurries. I think this offense will put together a few drives between the 20s but we will not surrender more than one touchdown before garbage time.
While I love to score TDs, I would like to see Walsh boot another long FG or two. Also hope to see much improvement in the placement and coverage on kickoffs.
HDD Prediction: UGA 55 - CMU 17.
Go DAWGS! GATA!