Now Cork & Flame

August 29, 2013-Newsletter

Finally! Football in full swing! The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs were two-point road favorites earlier in the week against the No. 8-rated Tigers,

For Georgia nine starters are back on offense, led by senior QB Aaron Murray (65 percent completions, 36 TD to 10 INT last year), 1,300-yard rusher Todd Gurley and the entire offensive line. But only three starters return on defense after the loss of last year’s top four tacklers.

The Tigers, meanwhile, return 12 starters from a team that went 11-2 (9-4 ATS) last year and upset LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Six starters are back on offense, led by senior QB Tajh Boyd (67 percent completions, 46 total touchdowns last year), WR Sammy Watkins and four along the offensive line. Six starters return on defense, including five of the front seven.

These two teams, with campuses just 80 miles apart, used to play almost every season. But the last meeting was 10 years ago, when the ‘Dawgs’ blanked the Tigers 30-0. That’s the last time Clemson was shut out.

This will be a great game! Along with this great game will be a great build up to game time at The V! We will be having a beer & wine tasting which will complement any tailgate party.