The big labor day matchup to end the first college football weekend is between two programs that lost their respective conference championships last season. Virginia will be without star quarterback Bryce Perkins and defensive back Bryce Hall this season, but will be highly motivated to play on a national stage against an SEC powerhouse on primetime and Bronco Mendenhall is a very good coach and will have his team ready to play.
Due to missing spring practice and replacing so much production, I could see Georgia struggling in the first quarter or so of this game.
With all of that being said, I think Georgia’s defense will be a nightmare for an offense that was stagnant against top competition last season and missing a lot of key pieces from last year’s squad. I think UGA will start slow on offense, but get rolling as the game gets going and cruise to victory on Labor Day.
Final Score: Georgia 38, UVA 13 (1-0)
I’m going to keep this one short and sweet: Georgia will win this one big and the only things to keep an eye on are how the young guys play and making sure that they avoid injuries.
Final Score: ETSU 10, Georgia 56 (2-0)