After two weeks of surviving without RB Todd Gurley, the Bulldogs need their star now more than ever.
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Losing narrowly to South Carolina in their second game was forgivable – a close loss to a well-coached team that ultimately came down to some very close calls – but losing to the seemingly hopeless Florida Gators was not only inexplicable, it was inexcusable. Two weeks of running roughshod through top SEC teams like Missouri and Arkansas had this team flying high and in complete control of their destiny with a shot at the SEC title on the line.
Now Georgia is 6-2 with two losses in the SEC while Missouri – who they do have the tie-breaker over – is 7-2 with a 4-1 SEC record. But with a week to rest followed by games against Texas A&M, Tennessee and Arkansas, Missouri could win out and head to the SEC title game even if the Bulldogs win out as well. But with a daunting game against Auburn coming up, Georgia’s SEC title hopes may have gone up in smoke.
Here are the five biggest losers from Week 10 of college football:
Georgia – The only way to fight a power rushing attack is with a power rushing attack. But with Todd Gurley still under suspension and not coming back for a few more weeks, the Bulldogs are in danger of falling out of SEC title contention.
Ole Miss – Well the Ole Miss story was fun while it lasted, but two straight losses have just about ended any hopes of Ole Miss finish the year with anything other than a consolation bowl game.
West Virginia – The Mountaineers were so close to pulling the upset, but for the 3rd time this season they just couldn’t get escape with the win over a top 10 team.
East Carolina – By losing to Temple, East Carolina is not only out of the top 25 ranking which they were working so hard to climb up steadily, but now there is no room for error with 5 separate teams only a game behind them in the AAC, and the Pirates have to play two of them.
Penn State – Not only were the Nittany Lions flagrantly disrespected by the Maryland Terps before the game with the Terps refusing to shake hands at the coin toss, Penn State suffered their 4th Big 10 division loss and now has the Big 10 title completely out of reach.