DN Roundtable: Best opponent this fall?
May, 9, 2012
By DawgNation Staff | ESPN Insider
Kevin Jairaj/US PresswireUGA fans should certainly be intrigued by the prospect of facing QB James Franklin and the Missouri Tigers in their historic first SEC game.This week’s DawgNation Roundtable discussion centers on the outstanding players in the SEC who stand between the Bulldogs and another division title. We recently mentioned some of the skilled Georgia players we are going to keep an eye on, so it is only fair to ask: “Which opposing player are you most excited to see this fall?”
David Ching: I will be most intrigued to see James Franklin and the Missouri offense this fall, largely because it will be the first opportunity to gauge whether the Tigers can actually compete in the SEC.
Georgia visits Missouri on Sept. 8 in the former Big 12 program’s first game as an SEC competitor. Many observers have circled the matchup as a potential trap game for the Bulldogs, who will likely enter the season with a top-10 ranking. Franklin and the high-powered offense are the reason the Tigers might have a shot to pull off the upset.
The top five freshmen in the SEC
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State