Competition about to get a lot tougher for Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs (3-4) have three glorified tune-ups remaining on their schedule – Lipscomb, Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina – before they enter the meat of the 2013-2014 season.

Before the start of SEC play, the Dawgs must play two very difficult out-of-conference opponents on the road.  On December 28th, UGA visits #21 Colorado to take on a 9-1 Buffs team that took down #6 Kansas just last week.

Georgia’s first game of 2014 will come against another 9-1 team – George Washington – that has wins over Miami, Maryland, Rutgers and #20 Creighton.

UGA’s initial SEC slate has them away from Athens for two of the first three games, with match-ups at #24 Missouri and #19 Florida (and a home game against Alabama sandwiched in between).

Coach Mark Fox’s team should reach .500 tomorrow in Stegeman when they take on a 4-5 Lipscomb team that was projected to finish near the bottom of the Atlantic Sun Conference.  Georgia should eclipse the .500 mark by beating both Gardner-Webb (“The other Bulldogs”) and Western Carolina later this month.

The question, however, is how long UGA can remain above .500 once late December/early January rolls around.