NCAA Football

The Franchise Top 25: No. 15 Georgia

Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) runs the ball against Georgia Tech in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
The Franchise Top 25: No. 15 Georgia

The Bulldogs had expected to replace NFL-bound running back Nick Chubb after last season, but a deep crop of rookie backs likely pushed Chubb back a year. Considering the weapon they have in Sony Michel, the ‘Dawgs have quite the formidable backfield.

But chief among their strengths is their defense, which is not only among the best in the SEC — they’re among the best in the country. The Bulldogs are returning all but one starter to a defense that ranked 16th overall last season.

Jacob Eason proved serviceable as a freshman starter last season, and his talent and leadership should improve given his experience. The departure of three offensive lineman certainly gives some pause, and Georgia doesn’t have an obvious go-to playmaker at wide receiver.

Here are Georgia’s three biggest games of the season:

Sep. 9th: Georgia @ Notre Dame

Oct. 28th: Georgia vs. Florida

Nov. 11th: Georgia @ Auburn

Dean Legge of the Dawg Report joined the mMm Ranch to talk Georgia football:

More in NCAA Football

John E. Hoover’s Big 12 Preview: Can KU’s victory over Texas be a ‘cornerstone’ for sustained success?

John E. HooverAugust 19, 2017

John E. Hoover’s Big 12 Preview: Familiarity, Spavital have WVU, Holgorsen feeling more comfortable

John E. HooverAugust 18, 2017

The Franchise’s Top 25 College Football Countdown

The FranchiseAugust 17, 2017

Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione Joined the MMM Ranch to SI Honor, Sooner Caravan, and more!

The FranchiseAugust 17, 2017

College Football Top 25: No. 8 Clemson

The FranchiseAugust 16, 2017

The Franchise