For the second straight week, the Louisiana Lafayette Rajin Cajuns travel to the state of Georgia for their game. Last week, Lafayette won down in Statesboro 33-26 against the Georgia Southern Eagles. The number two is a common theme here, as this will be the second matchup between these schools all-time. The previous meeting was to kick off the 2010 season, with UGA winning 55-7 in Aaron Murray’s first game as Quarterback. Finally, two of Louisiana Lafayette’s losses this year have come in multiple overtimes, so they are just a few plays away from being over .500 rather than 4-5 overall.
Now to the keys of the game, the main key will be the secondary of Georgia limiting the Rajin Cajuns in the vertical passing game. Quarterback Anthony Jennings has seen his fair share of SEC defenses, having been the former starting quarterback of LSU. Jennings number one target is Wide Receiver Keenan Barnes, who already has 6 touchdowns on the year. So look for Malkom Parrish to cover Barnes as much as possible to eliminate that threat. The second key will be Georgia’s ability to call plays away from Cajuns Freshman Linebacker Joe Dillion, who already has 6 sacks on the season. He’s arguably the best middle linebacker Georgia has faced since Vanderbilt’s Zach Cunningham, and we all know how that turned out. Finally, Georgia will need to continue to stuff the run up the middle. Louisiana Lafayette’s leading Tailback is only averaging 4.8 yards per carry. So if the Dawgs continue their positive trend of late, I do not see this being a very close game unlike every other game this year. There is room to be cautious, as Georgia only beat Nicholls State by 2, but I think Georgia will be more focused this time around for a noon kick. I see Georgia winning this game by a score of 35-14. Hopefully the fans enjoy seeing the black jerseys for the first time since the 2008 Alabama game, and lets hope the outcome is far better than that night.
God Bless and Go Dawgs!