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UGA v Clemson 2014 Preview

Preview: Georgia vs. Clemson

Can you see it? Can you hear it? Can you smell it?

…Football season.

This Saturday will bring back the familiar sights and sounds of college football in the Classic City: The sea of red and black flowing down Lumpkin Street and Sanford Drive, the music of the Redcoat Band accompanied by the cheers of 92,746 fans, the scents of grillsmoke, freshly-cut grass… and of course, acrylic paint.

The 2014 season will mark the UGA Paint Line’s 16th season painting up and cheering on the Dawgs from the front row of section 110 in Sanford Stadium. This year’s line, complete with many old faces and several new ones, will be front-and-center again Saturday afternoon for Georgia’s marquee opener versus archrival Clemson.

They managed to steal a 38-35 decision from the Dawgs last year in Death Valley, but this year’s pack of Tigers has claws that are noticeably less sharp. Having lost star quarterback-receiver tandem of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, Clemson will start senior Cole Stoudt behind center, flanked by a running back corps led by senior DJ Howard and junior Zac Brooks. All-American defensive end Vic Beasley, a monster on their defensive front last year, returns to anchor the pass rush in 2014.

Though the Tigers are young and unproven, they’re not a team that the Dawgs can afford to write off.

With playmaking receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley sidelined for this game, the onus of offensive production for Georgia will rest on tailback Todd Gurley, a preseason pick to contend for the Heisman, as well as Hutson Mason, who’ll be making just his third career start at quarterback. The Dawgs’ defense, now under the command of former Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, will have to do a better job of limiting big plays than they did in last year’s matchup with Clemson. An inexperienced secondary, ravaged by offseason attrition, faces a tough test against a team whose passing yardage total has been ranked top 15 in the country each of the past three years.

Avoiding turnovers will be key in what should be a close ballgame that hinges on critical mistakes. But the winning formula is simple: Keep calm, and hand the ball to Todd Gurley.

The prediction: Georgia 34, Clemson 27

Coach Richt has asked all Georgia fans to “Spread the Red” on Saturday. The Paint Line will be in their red. Be sure to wear yours too.

 

 

(Written by Mr. Clay Reynolds. Clay is a senior who has painted with the Paint Line as an alternate in previous years. As a passionate Dawg fan and sports enthusiast Clay has graciously stepped up this year as our resident writer!)

Senior night in Sanford! Let’s finish strong! #seniornight #GoDawgs

Aaron Murray and the Bulldog Seniors look to finish strong against the Cats! 

 

Tonight in Sanford Stadium will mark one of the most bittersweet moments in recent Bulldog history.  When Aaron Murray and other Bulldog seniors walk off the field for the last time, expect the longest standing ovation in school history.  These Dawgs have fought against more adversity than any other Bulldog team in recent history.  We saw our Dawgs go on the road to play their hearts out to lose on a miracle play… we owe it to our seniors and our team to send them out on a loud and winning note!

While Mark Richt has said there won’t be a team blackout, expect the stadium to be mostly wearing black to honor the seniors and make this season’s only night game special!  Bulldogs 49 Wildcats 10

 

 

Beat the Gators! #GurleyIsBack #GatorsWearJeanShorts

Today the Dawgs look to take down the Florida Gators for the third year in a row.  If the Dawgs can pull this one out, then they will beat the Gators for the third straight time, they haven’t accomplished this task in 24 years!  This is why the Dawgs will win today:

1. Todd Gurley

2. More Todd Gurley

3. Todd Gurley

Aaron Murray is one happy QB with his star running back returning to the back field.  With a legitimate running attack, look for Aaron Murray to take more shots down field with the returning Michael Bennett.

Final Score: Dawgs 31 Gators 27

The UGA Paint Line cannot wait to return to action next week against Appalachian State! And always remember… GO DAWGS!

Les Mizz Preview! #GoDawgs #SaveTheTatas

The UGA Paint Line will be Painting Pink for the first time ever against Missouri!

The Paint Line, for the very first time, will paint up with a Pink base instead of red.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of those who have been victims of Breast Cancer, the Paint Line hopes to raise awareness and send a message that the fight still continues for a cure.  Pictures to come!

Mizzou!

For the first time in history, the 25th ranked Missouri Tigers will travel to Sanford Stadium.  After a thrilling and life shortening victory against Tennessee, the Dawgs will look to overcome adversity once again, as 3 offensive starters were lost to injury.  With Todd Gurley still doubtful, the Dawgs will be without Gurley, Marshall, Bennett, and Scott-Wesley.  All of these players have scored this year and are pivotal impact players on offense.

Keep Calm and Go Dawgs

The ace in the hole: Aaron Murray.  Senior QB Murray has led the Dawgs down the field for two game winning drives this year.  This combined with the increase in impact from tight ends like Arthur Lynch, the Dawgs will end up on top once again, issuing Missouri it’s first loss of the season.

Prediction

The Dawgs will overcome adversity and win in a reasonably close game: 45-30

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Paint Line Tennessee Preview! #DawgsOnRockyTop

Tomorrow the  6th ranked Georgia Dawgs tee it up inside Neyland Stadium.  The Volunteers will look to use their smokey uniforms and 100,000+ fans to take the upset in Knoxville.  Coming off a huge win against LSU, the Dawgs have a tendency to come out flat, but look for senior leadership in QB Aaron Murray for a quick strike offense in the first half.

Impact Player:

This week’s impact player of the game is Georgia running back Keith Marshall.   With Todd Gurley potentially out for the game, Keith Marshall will continue to look for success against Tennessee.  Marshall had 164 on just 10 carries last year against the fighting creamsicles, busting two touchdown runs of 55 and 72 yards.

Prediction:

The Georgia Bulldogs will make some necessary adjustments on defense, while the offense will continue to produce.  The Dawgs take down the Vols 44-27

What a weekend! #DawgsOnTop

Oh how great it is to be a Georgia Bulldog

This weekend marked one of the most memorable games in recent UGA history.  The Dawgs took down the then #6 LSU Tigers 44-41.  The Paint Line had a spectular and exhausting day.  After pulling most of an all-nighter, the Paint Line did 204 push-ups to break this season’s push up record of 188.  College Gameday was a major success and it broke the College Gameday “curse” that had been ailing the Dawgs of late.

Still riding high off of the big win, the UGA Paint Line is ready to declare it’s first ever fan of the week! This young Bulldog, Pearce Mewborn, was waiting in line with the Paint Line for Gameday at 4:30 am! With that spirit, are he and his brothers future UGA Paint Line material? You bet.  Keep it up, Mewborn family!

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The UGA Paint Line also had the time to take some Gameday shots and couple of sweet selfies.  Go Dawgs.

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A Paint Line Preview: LSU #bayoubeatdown

- Keep an eye out for the UGA Paint Line at College Gameday! -

With a wet and at seemingly frustrating win over North Texas, the Bulldogs look to take down #6 LSU this Saturday in Athens.  The Dawgs will look to shake their College Gameday skid and give ex-Bulldog Zach Mettenberger, the LSU QB, a nightmare of a homecoming.

Be Loud! 

The number 1 impact factor: the crowd! Come early, get loud, and then get louder!  Let’s frazzle the LSU offense with the loudest game in Sanford history.  Already the most expensive re-sale value ticket in Sanford history, this game, according to Coach Richt, is “why you come to Georgia.”  Coach Richt has also called all dawgs to wear red this Saturday! You’ve got it, coach.  

Prediction

With another offensive shootout, the Bulldogs will take down the Tigers 41-35.  Winning the turnover battle is a must, and if the young Dawg defense can make the LSU offense one dimensional, expect an upset in Sanford Stadium! 

Shoutout!

Congratulations to Aaron Murray and his 100th touchdown pass against North Texas.  Let’s hope for 5 or 6 more against LSU! 

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Preview: North Texas

UPDATE: Now on the sidebar is the UGA Paint Line’s official Push-up Counter! After every Bulldog score, the Paint Line does push ups for as many points as the Dawgs currently have.  Last week’s total: 160! Looking to add about 300+ more this Saturday!

Official Paint Line Bios, Painters Update, and more coming next week! Go Dawgs!

 

 

Preview:

With the Bulldogs thrilling victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Dawgs will look to keep it rolling against the North Texas Eagles.  The thought that the Dawgs may be overlooking North Texas in favor of next week’s opponent, LSU, is a valid, and probably realistic thought.  However, this will not stop Aaron Murray and the high powered offense from putting up 35 points in the first half and give playing time to second and third string.  

Prediction: Georgia 56 – North Texas – 10        #clipthewings

 

 

Preview: USC Gamecocks

The 11th ranked Georgia Bulldogs will have their hands full when Sir Big Spur and the Gamecocks come to town.  However, don’t count your Bulldogs out yet.

Reasons to be optimistic:

There are many reasons to be optimistic about this weeks top ranked, nationally televised matchup.  Reason number one is actually number 3, Todd Gurley.  The sophomore running back won SEC player of the week after his performance against Clemson.  This brings the second reason to be hopeful: last week.  Last week the Dawgs did all they could to lose that game.  The thing is… they only lost by 3 points.  If Georgia cleans up some of the penalties, makes smart place, and can at least slow down Clowney, they have a strong chance

What is at stake:

Though the Dawgs have made it to the SEC Championship each of the last two years when losing to USC, it does not look like it will be the case this year.  With USC’s favorable schedule, it appears that the loser of this matchup will need some luck in order to find their way back to Atlanta

The Prediction: 

This week’s game will come down to the turnover ratio.  In the Paint Line’s opinion, the young Georgia defense will step up when we need them most, and the Bulldogs will achieve a narrow victory: 21-17

 

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Preview: The Clemson Tigers

This Saturday, August 31, the University of Georgia Bulldogs take on the Clemson Tigers in Death Valley.  This long awaited match-up is nothing short of monumental for these two national championship contenders.

The History: The Georgia Bulldogs own the all time record over Clemson at 41-17-4.  This backyard rivalry peaked in the 1980′s and the newest generation of Dawgs don’t quite recall this historically heated match up.  The last time these two teams faced, the Tigers earned no stripes.  The Dawgs took down the  Tigers 30-0 in Death Valley in 2003.  

The Paint Line’s “non-bias” prediction: Saturday’s game will be a hard fought, and some say offensive shootout, type of game.  Our impact players for Clemson actually doesn’t include Sammy Watkins.  Though he is talented, his true ability will be tested when he doesn’t have Deandre “nuke” Hopkins stealing the coverage.  Georgia’s impact players will include Defensive wizard Jordan Jenkins and the most experienced Bulldog defender, Damian Swann.  If these Dawgs can hunker down against Tajh Boyd and the Tigers, the bulldogs will win 31-17 as the Dawgs run away with it in the fourth quarter.  

The UGA Paint Line is beyond excited for kickoff, and even more excited for the paint bath that awaits September 7 in Sanford Stadium.

And if you weren’t excited enough, here you go! Go Dawgs!