The 2018 season is just around the corner, making college bowl projections especially intriguing as programs prepare to make a run at the College Football Playoffs.
But before you make holiday vacation plans between now and New Year's, take this matchup for Georgia with a grain of salt and understand they're just projections.
Jerry Palm at CBSSports has released his preseason bowl projections. With just 20 days until the Bulldogs kick off the 2018 season at home against FCS program Austin Peay, here is what the predictions are for the two semifinals, the championship game, the four remaining New Year’s Six bowls, the Citrus Bowl, the Alamo Bowl and the Outback Bowl. This season, the College Football Playoff national semifinals – held in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl – will be held on Dec. 29, with the title game coming on Jan. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Palm does not have Georgia making the College Football Playoff this season, instead putting Georgia in the Sugar Bowl against Texas. The Bulldogs are 1-3 all-time against the Longhorns, with Georgia winning the last matchup between the two programs, 10-9, in 1984.
As for the college football playoff, Palm has Clemson facing Ohio State in the Capital One Orange Bowl and Alabama taking on Oklahoma in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Sporting News and USA Today also have Georgia playing in the Sugar Bowl, with both projecting Georgia to face Oklahoma in a rematch of the 2018 Rose Bowl. Athlon Sports, on the other hand, projects Georgia will return to the playoffs. They have already placed 13 Bulldogs on their All-SEC squads, including one interesting Skate Unisex Gold Shoe Men's TX DC Trase Black 7q1xR, and released their Top 25 predictions, with Georgia projected to end the season at No. 3. Athlon Sports also put out an in-depth preview and prediction regarding the Bulldogs.
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Georgia returns 13 starters, eight on offense and five on defense, tied for sixth-most returning starters in the SEC, from a team that went 13-2 with an SEC Championship, won the Rose Bowl and made an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
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On defense, Georgia returns defensive linemen Jonathan Ledbetter and Tyler Clark, linebacker Natrez Patrick, cornerback Deandre Baker, and safety J.R. Reed. They have added a pair of potential starters via transfer this offseason in former Cal wide receiver Demetris Robertson and former Notre Dame defensive lineman Jay Hayes.