Kansas vs. Georgia in mythical test of Big 12-SEC No. 5 teams
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Kansas (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 5)
Kansas' record against the SEC: 0-0
Georgia's record against the Big 12: 3-0
Previous series: Never played
Distance between them (according to How Far Is It): 745 miles.
Where they should play: Memphis, Tenn. (385 miles from Athens, 393 miles from Lawrence)
Who wins: Georgia.
Why: Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno might be gone, but Georgia coach Mark Richt has other capable reserves that could make the Bulldogs one of the more underrated teams nationally.
I think that that quarterback Joe Cox, wide receiver A.J. Green and running backs Caleb King, Dontavius Jackson and freshman Washaun Ealey should provide enough firepower to enable the Bulldogs to outscore Kansas' potentially explosive offense.
Eight offensive starters who have started for Georgia over the last two seasons should provide the Bulldogs with the beef to dominate Kansas' suspect linebacking corps.
Kansas will be able to score in bunches with a lethal passing attack featuring Todd Reesing, Dezmon Briscoe, Kerry Meier and Johnathan Wilson. But if Georgia could maintain enough of a pass rush to keep Reesing from feeling comfortable in the pocket, the Bulldogs should be able to score enough to win this mythical game.
The count: Tied, 4-4.
Coming Tuesday: Nebraska (Big 12 No. 4) vs. LSU (SEC No. 4)
Note: Matchups are determined by the most recent rankings of Big 12 blogger Tim Griffin and SEC blogger Chris Low. All cumulative records go back to the 1996 season -- the first of competition in the Big 12.