The back-to-back national champions have reloaded again and are the favorites to win the championship once again in 2023. In our Georgia season predictions, our analysts will look at every game of the Bulldogs’ regular-season schedule. With a new starting quarterback, can the Bulldogs repeat for a third time?
Georgia Season Predictions: Predicting the Game-by-Game Results
Using groupthink, College Football Network analysts have painstakingly gone through every game for every team in the SEC and across the country.
Picking these games straight up with a projected score using the rosters as up-to-date as the last spring practice, the Georgia season predictions indicate what fans can possibly expect for the Bulldogs in 2023.
Week 1 — Georgia vs. UT Martin: Win, 52-3 (1-0)
UT Martin gets the pleasure of being the first team to travel to Sanford Stadium and face the Bulldogs in 2023. I won’t bury the lede: This won’t be a game. And what essentially will be a glorified scrimmage for the Bulldogs, we will get to see some rotations at the skill positions.
In particular, it’ll be interesting to see if Carson Beck truly is the guy at quarterback, or if Brock Vandergriff or Gunner Stockton get a chance with the first team.
Week 2 — Georgia vs. Ball State: Win, 49-6 (2-0)
While a more mediocre team might experience the step up in competition between FCS UT Martin and the MAC’s Ball State, we don’t expect the Bulldogs to have any trouble with the latter either. Georgia’s non-conference schedule simply isn’t that difficult in 2023.
Week 3 — Georgia vs. South Carolina: Win, 37-22 (3-0, 1-0 SEC)
While Georgia has dominated the last three meetings, the Gamecocks were the last team to beat the Bulldogs in Athens. South Carolina boasts quarterback Spencer Rattler, who, while inconsistent, is one of the country’s top quarterbacks when at his best. The Gamecock offense will be strong this season, but the defense is still a weak point, and the Bulldogs should be able to run all over them.
Our analysts think this may be a close game in the first half, but the Bulldogs should be able to close it out fairly easily.
Week 4 — Georgia vs. UAB: Win, 44-9 (4-0, 1-0 SEC)
In their fourth straight game at Sanford Stadium, Georgia hosts UAB, in Trent Dilfer’s first year at the helm. Dilfer is completely overhauling UAB’s team, and the Blazers will probably need a few games to adjust. It probably doesn’t matter in the long run here, as even when at their best, the Blazers don’t have much of a chance against the best team in the country.
Week 5 — Georgia @ Auburn: Win, 33-16 (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
On the final day of September, the Bulldogs finally leave their home state, making this short 3-hour drive to Auburn. The Tigers should look different under Hugh Freeze, but it will take the two-time SEC head coach more than a few weeks to right the ship. The Tigers may flash a few times, but Georgia should win this one running away.
Week 6 — Georgia vs. Kentucky: Win, 34-23 (6-0, 3-0 SEC)
When our analysts independently compiled their game-by-game predictions, we all had this as Georgia’s second-closest game of the season. There’s always a game that’s closer than it probably should be within the SEC schedule for the top teams in the league, and we all think that this year’s Kentucky game may be that game.
Quarterback Devin Leary has the arm talent to dissect even the best defenses, and Kentucky’s new-look offense may find a hint of success against the Bulldogs.
Week 7 — Georgia @ Vanderbilt: Win, 46-13 (7-0, 4-0 SEC)
Long story short, we don’t expect Georgia to have any trouble with Vanderbilt. If you are looking for a Commodore to elevate his play against the Bulldogs, watch receiver Will Shepherd, who does not get the recognition he deserves.
Week 9 — Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville): Win, 30-9 (8-0, 5-0 SEC)
We’re not very high on the Gators this season, but Florida always gets up for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. That being said, Georgia is coming off a bye and is clearly the more talented team. I’m interested to see if this one gets ugly or if it stays respectable.
Week 10 — Georgia vs. Missouri: Win, 33-11 (9-0, 6-0 SEC)
One of the most shocking games across the country last season was when Missouri was able to take Georgia to the brink in Athens. The Tigers are difficult to score on and have one of the best corner tandems in the country. However, the Bulldogs are once again too talented and should roll in this one.
Week 11 — Georgia vs. Ole Miss: Win, 32-20 (10-0, 7-0 SEC)
Head coach Lane Kiffin typically saves his biggest tricks for his biggest games. Because of that, we collectively think that this may be a closer game than it shows on paper. By this time in the season, Georgia will have its quarterback situation well solidified, and whoever the guy ends up being will have his work cut out for him against an experienced and talented Ole Miss defense.
Week 12 — Georgia @ Tennessee: Win, 36-29 (11-0, 8-0 SEC)
Georgia’s final conference game of the season may be a “win and in” game for the SEC East title. What separates Tennessee from every other team on Georgia’s schedule is its ability to score on just about everybody it plays.
However, in 2022, Georgia’s defense completely took the Volunteers out of the game offensively, and we will be interested to see if that happens again this season or if Tennessee figures out how to score on the Bulldogs.
Week 13 — Georgia @ Georgia Tech: Win, 43-11 (12-0, 8-0 SEC)
Georgia Tech just simply hasn’t been able to hang with the Bulldogs since the days of Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense. The Yellow Jackets simply don’t have the athletes to match Georgia’s superior athleticism.
All of us expect Georgia to get up early in this one and then quickly choke the game away while resting starters for the SEC Championship the next week.