Georgia Bulldogs College Football Betting
The 2023 Georgia Bulldogs began the season with the goal of becoming the first team since the 1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers to win a 3-peat national championship. Last week in the SEC championship game, Georgia lost to Alabama in a heartbreaker. Georgia made too many errors, and Alabama made more clutch plays. As a result, the Bulldogs must settle for the Orange Bowl against their fellow bridesmaid, the Florida State Seminoles.
College Football Betting Lines
Georgia Bulldogs -14
Florida State Seminoles +14
Money Line: Georgia -525, Florida State +400
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 30, 2023, the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC will face the Florida State Seminoles of the ACC in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Kickoff time is 4 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the Florida State Seminoles won 16-6 against the Louisville Cardinals as 1.5-point dogs. The game went under the total of 46.5. Florida State has a record of 13-0 straight up, 7-6 against the spread, and 7-6 over/under the total. Florida State ranks 46th for total offense, 44th for passing, 65th for rushing and 13th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 14th overall, 8th against the pass, 42nd against the rush, and 6th for points allowed. Also, Florida State ranks 15th for fewest turnovers lost and 75th for takeaways.
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Recap
Last game, the Georgia Bulldogs lost 27-24 against the Alabama Crimson Tide as 5.5-point favorites. The game went under the total of 54. Georgia has a record of 12-1 straight up, 5-8 against the spread, and 6-7 over/under the total. Georgia ranks 8th for total offense, 10th for passing, 43rd for rushing and 9th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 10th overall, 12th against the pass, 29th against the rush, and 9th for points allowed. Also, Georgia ranks 81st for fewest turnovers lost and 55th for takeaways.
Kendall Milton rushed for two touchdowns, and Carson Beck added one for Georgia. Beck completed 21 of 29 passes for 243 yards. Bulldogs star Brock Bowers played despite an ankle injury but was largely ineffective, with five receptions for 53 yards. The two-time defending national champion Bulldogs lost to Alabama for the eighth time in the past nine meetings.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said it shouldn't be tough for the CFP selection committee to know that his club should be part of the playoffs.
"It's not the most deserving, it's the best four teams," Smart said. "If (we're) not one of the best four teams out there, I don't believe any man or woman sitting on that committee doesn't believe that's not one of the best teams. It was No. 1 coming into (this game). But there would be no comeback victory for the Bulldogs, who lost for just the second time in their past 47 games.
"We're a resilient bunch, never say die attitude," Smart said. "Great team, but a tough loss for us."
For Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs, the dream of winning the first repeat since the 1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers is over. Smart must eat some humble pie after losing a revenge grudge match against his former boss, Nick Saban.
2023 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule
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Georgia has four national championships (1942, 1980, 2021, and 2022). The program operates in one of the most fertile recruiting regions in America. Thus, they are favorably set up for national championship chances for years to come.
Georgia has a total of 12 divisional and 16 SEC championships. They have two Heisman Trophy winners and 39 consensus All-Americans.
Until Kirby Smart, Vince Dooley was the gold standard of Georgia coaches. With Heisman Trophy running back Herschel Walker, Dooley led UGA to the 1980 national championship.
2023 College Football Schedule
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