[Bumped by Jeff for Gameday]
Since Erick’s blogging is going to be light for the next couple of days, I offer this thread as a departure from the daily grind of talking about Snuggles, the GlennTax, Drought and Oprah. This Saturday, one of the greatest rivalries in College Football will take place.
In one corner, we have the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Unranked. Seven wins and four losses overall. And sporting an abysmal 4-4 conference record in what is the 2nd worst BCS conference this year. They have a coach whose job is in jeopardy, and the team is coming off an emotional last-minute win against 77th ranked North Carolina.
In the other corner, we have the Georgia Bulldogs. Ranked 7th overall in the BCS, at 9-2 the Bulldogs are playing for an at-large BCS bid, a shot at LSU in the SEC title game, and possibly even a birth in the BCS Championship game. Coming off Marquee wins against Florida, Auburn and Kentucky and Dawgs are poised to lay the wood to an inconsistent Georgia Tech team.
If you were to cover up the names of the teams, you would have to assume that the team with Georgia’s resume would be favored by at least 1o points. Yet the odds-makers in Vegas have only given the Dawgs a 3.5 point advantage going into Bobby Dodd Stadium. This begs the question, do they know something we don’t? As some have speculated, perhaps the odds-makers want people to bet on Georgia because they think Georgia is going to lose…?
As is typically the case with rivalry games, the team with the most to lose usually does.