Georgia Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Bulldogs

    The 2016 Georgia Bulldog football schedule isn’t all that awful, but there just aren’t enough true home games. It could be take a major fight to take the East.

    February 12, 2016


    The 2016 Georgia Bulldog football schedule isn’t all that awful, but there just aren’t enough true home games. It could be take a major fight to take the East.


    2016 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule

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    2016 Georgia Bulldogs

    Sept. 3 North Carolina (in Atlanta)
    Sept. 10 Nicholls State
    Sept. 17 at Missouri
    Sept. 24 at Ole Miss
    Oct. 1 Tennessee
    Oct. 8 at South Carolina
    Oct. 15 Vanderbilt
    Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
    Oct. 29 Florida (in Jax)
    Nov. 5 at Kentucky
    Nov. 12 Auburn
    Nov. 19 Louisiana
    Nov. 26 Georgia Tech

    Non-Conference Games North Carolina (in Atlanta), Nicholls State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia Tech

    Games vs. the West at Ole Miss, Auburn

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – The new coaching staff has to gear up the defense right away with a likely shootout against North Carolina in Atlanta. The Tar Heels aren’t going to be as strong as they were last year, but they’ll still be dangerous. Nicholls State is a nice week off to follow, but Louisiana-Lafayette – it should be one of the Sun Belt’s top teams – and Georgia Tech at home will require more than a little bit of effort.

    – The West game against Auburn is at home – the Tigers are going to be stronger this year – but the Bulldogs get a horrible break having to go to Ole Miss. On the plus side, there’s no LSU or Alabama to play.

    – Georgia is away from home way too often over the first nine games. Playing UNC in Atlanta is like a home game, but even so, four of the first six games, and a run of three of the first four SEC games, are away from Athens. After the week off, the Florida game in Jacksonville and the road game at Kentucky means the Bulldogs are at home just three times until November 12th.

    – After the North Carolina opener, four of the next six games are against teams that didn’t go bowling in 2015, and then comes the week off to prepare for Florida.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … Missouri. The Bulldogs have done a decent job over the years with the Tigers going 3-1 over the last four seasons, but this year in the SEC opener they have can’t afford to miss in Columbia with the road game at Ole Miss up next the Tennessee to follow. There are enough SEC landmines to deal with without biffing this.

    2017 Non-Conference Games Appalachian State, at Notre Dame, Samford, at Georgia Tech

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