The Georgia Bulldogs were on the losing end of a high-profile Week 1 matchup and the college football betting community has adjusted their expectations accordingly. Now the Dawgs will have to find a way to bounce back from the opening game loss and brace for a Week 2 tilt with yet another top 10 opponent.
While they entered the season as the No. 5 team in the AP polls, Georgia’s three-point loss to No. 8 Clemson was enough to bump them down to No. 11 in the national rankings. Their date with the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend should give fans and critics alike a good idea of what to expect over the course of the rest of the 2013 season.
Can Georgia’s odds of winning the BCS National Championship (currently 33/1) ever return to where they were before the season opening loss? In contrast, the Week 1 victory pushed Clemson as high as 16/1 while South Carolina looks to improve upon their own 22/1 mark after having defeated North Carolina in their own season premiere.
The college football moneyline gives hometown Georgia a 3-point advantage over the Gamecocks on Saturday, but given everything that’s happened so far already this season, will home cooking be enough without momentum?