Georgia Bulldogs: Dawgs Pull Off Huge Upset in Athens

Nov 5, 2016; Lexington, KY, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel (1) dives for a touch down against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Georgia defeated Kentucky 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Lexington, KY, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel (1) dives for a touch down against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Georgia defeated Kentucky 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Georgia Bulldogs are celebrating a big upset this weekend after taking down the 9th ranked Auburn Tigers in Athens.

The Georgia Bulldogs turned the story of their season around a bit this week in Athens taking down the 9th ranked Auburn Tigers 13-7 and ensuring themselves bowl eligibility with still two winnable game remaining on the schedule for the Dawgs.

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel had a meeting earlier in the week with the coaching staff requesting that they receive more opportunities to help control the line of scrimmage and give the offense the rushing attack it has been missing for the most part since week one of the the season when the Dawgs took on North Carolina.

Chub and Michel gave the offense a boost despite being held to 13 points in the game. Georgia’s defensive unit put on a performance that an Alabama defense would be envious of controlling the line of scrimmage and scoring their teams lone touchdown on the day.

Alabama transfer Maurice Smith provided his former team with yet another SEC division clinching win while playing for the Georgia Bulldogs. Smith’s pick-six clinched both the win for Georgia who failed to get the ball in the end-zone on offense as well as clinching the division for his former school.

With Auburn’s loss Alabama has taken control of the division and barring an upset looks to be the SEC champion and may be well on their way to yet another playoff victory.

For Georgia none of that matters, they have fallen well out of SEC contention this win for the Dawgs is a statement that they have not given up on the season and clinches an important bowl game for the school.

The Dawgs recruiting class over the last few years has been poor and has hurt their ability to compete against the toughest division in football the SEC. For Kirby Smart doubters this should provide them with a bit of optimism for his leadership and for the seasons to come.

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The problem for Georgia and Kirby Smart will be the fact that they moved on from Mark Richt because of his lack of ability to win the SEC. It is doubtful that Kirby Smart will be able to win the SEC with the talent he has at the moment any time soon. How patient will Dawg’s fans be with Kirby Smart?