BCS Championship Matchup: Ducks vs. Bulldogs

Will history repeat itself with the Bulldogs?

Courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl, Krebiel

Will history repeat itself with the Bulldogs?

In 2010 Kansas State and Georgia both canceled home-and-home series against Oregon.  And we all saw how karma worked its magic in 2013 when the Ducks creamed the Wildcats at the Fiesta Bowl.  If history repeats itself, the Ducks will also smother the Bulldogs at their next playoff meeting, which could possibly be this season’s BCS Championship Game.

However, if this matchup happens, Oregon won’t just win because of karma.  Georgia is an elite team in the toughest conference in college football, the SEC, and the Bulldogs came close to beating the Crimson Tide last year.  They return eight starters from last year’s offense, which was arguably the best in Georgia history, so this may be their year to take down the Tide in the SEC championship game.

If Georgia looks formidable on offense, defense is another story.  They must replace nine defensive starters and defensive coordinator Rodney Garner.  They may in fine shape in the long run with the help of new defensive coordinator Chris Wilson and lots of young talent.  But this year is the short run.  Last season, the Bulldogs’ defense wasn’t at its best, and with all the adjustments, Georgia’s defense will definitely lack depth and experience.  Runners to your marks…set…A track meet against Oregon is a bad idea.

Georgia will score points, but the Ducks’ powerhouse offense will destroy the young and new defense the Bulldogs bring to the field, leaving Head Coach Mark Richt wishing he could cancel the fourth quarter along with that home-and-home series against the almighty Ducks.  Final score: Oregon 42, Georgia 31.

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Michelle Friedlander

Michelle Friedlander

Michelle Friedlander is an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon and will be starting at UO's business school in the fall. However, she has been a devoted Duck fan since 2009, when her sister decided to attend Oregon. Michelle is a huge sports fan and has been playing competitive soccer for the last 10 years. She's a very loyal fan and is excited to cheer on the mighty Ducks for the next four years and beyond.

  • p

    michelle friedlander is out of her mind because that young and new defense will not be new at the title game. They will have a whole season under their belts, and not just a cake walk of a season against mediocre talent like the ducks will have.

  • DawgsOnTop

    This is a travesty of an article, the details you use are completely wrong! The offense is returning ten starters, including two Heisman candidates and Rodney Garner was not our DC he was the D-Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Todd Grantham is our DC and I guarantee this “young defense” will still be better than the 64thranked Auburn D which shut down your “almighty Ducks” and their “powerhouse offense”, which lost its mastermind and creator Chip Kelly btw. So an informed and knowledgeable football fan would ask you to kindly stick to your sport of choice, soccer.

  • dcbl

    Nice article Michelle – apparently, a few internet tough guys are more concerned with defending and praising UGA than they are about the appearance of Southern chivalry and good manners. Shame.

    The Ducks have as good of a shot to get into the last Mythical National Championship game as anyone. My Dawgs look strong, but the 1st 2 weeks scare me.

    FWIW, I was at the one and only game between UGA and OR in 1977 in Athens, GA. I hope you are correct about the participants in the big game and wrong on the outcome… Good luck on the season.