After shutting down Clemson to open the season, No. 2 Georgia faces a much easier test in its Week 2 college football matchup: A home game against UAB at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Georgia's 10-3 win in Week 1 wasn't pretty, with neither team scoring an offensive touchdown. But Georgia got it done against an elite team. UAB flattened Jacksonville State in Week 1, but now faces the whiplash of going from an FCS opponent to one of the most talent-rich teams in the nation.
The Bulldogs are 22.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia vs. UAB odds from Caesars Sportsbook, down from opening at -27.5. The over-under for total points is set at 44. Before making any UAB vs. Georgia picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Georgia vs. UAB spread: Georgia -22.5
- Georgia vs. UAB over-under: 44 points
What you need to know about Georgia
Georgia quarterback JT Daniels' status is uncertain for the game, as he is dealing with a core injury. But Georgia is equipped to deal with UAB, and most teams, with or without its starting quarterback. A mean offensive line and running back Zamir White present a huge problem for UAB. And the same Bulldogs defense that held Clemson to a field goal last week is poised to wrap up quarterback Tyler Johnston III and UAB's offense.
UAB rushed for 147 yards in Week 1. Georgia is coming off a game where it held a national title contender to two total rushing yards. The Bulldogs are going to be a tough matchup for anyone, and UAB is going to have a tough time getting out of its own backfield on Saturday.
What you need to know about UAB
Meanwhile, UAB got on the board against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Wednesday, but Jacksonville State never followed suit. UAB QB Tyler Johnston III was slinging it as he passed for two touchdowns and 320 yards on 21 pass attempts.
The Blazers put up a total of 518 yards of total offense with Trea Shropshire catching five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. Jermaine Brown Jr. rushed for 78 yards and scored in the victory while Gerrit Prince and Rajae' Johnson-Sanders also had touchdown catches.
How to make Georgia vs. UAB picks
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