With a win over SC, they could realistically return to the top 25 once again.
The Associated Press will delay the release of its college football poll until Monday so voters can take into account the Georgia-South Carolina game that was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. That fact could complicate matters later in the season should Tennessee lose multiple games in the final two months of the season.
Ultimately, South Carolina elected to wait on making a final decision until Thursday evening, with the SEC agreeing that Sunday at Columbia would be an OK option to play the game.
When Jacob Eason needs a first down or a big play, he looks to his favorite target on the outside Isaiah McKenzie. And in losses to superior SEC West foes, Mississippi State and Texas A&M, the defense played pretty well. Brandon McIlwain is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 567 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Horry County: There will be two, four-lane reversals: 1) SC 544 to USA 378 and 2) SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to SC 576 near Marion County. "It would be very hard to give up a home game to make up this game".
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Though Georgia school officials suggested moving the game to Sanford Stadium, which is Georgia's on-campus stadium, the sides agreed that keeping the game at the Gamecocks' home field was the best answer.
And while Georgia's kicking game has been unsettling to this point, with the Bulldogs depending on the legs of Rodrigo Blankenship and William Ham, Smart cites that the kicking woes become more of a concern in non-typical conditions. Officials with the SEC and both schools said they would try to reschedule the game at a later date if possible.
SC is not very good, losing to Mississippi State, Kentucky and Texas A&M to date. The Bulldogs have lost two games in completely different ways. SC counters with running backs A.J. Turner (57 carries, 270 yards, 2 TDs) and David Williams (23 carries, 110 yards). He has thrown for 373 yards this season with no touchdowns and one interception.
Haley has declared a state of emergency and said residents in coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort counties should start evacuating no later than 3 p.m., when the lane reversals will go into effect.
Muschamp said he had little input into the process of determining if the USC-Georgia would be played, leaving that important responsibility to AD Ray Tanner and his staff.