The battered Tennessee Volunteers are headed to Athens this weekend to play the Georgia Bulldogs. I think the Dawgs are favored by around 12 or so, but I expect them to win by a lot more then that.
Helping Knowshon Moreno and the Bulldogs to victory is the return of star fullback Brannan Southerland. “It’s definitely good to get him back,” tailback Knowshon Moreno said. “He’s a big boy, he’s a veteran and it’s definitely going to help just to get the fullbacks back together.”
He’s a mauler and was responsible for opening up those large rushing lanes for Knowshon in 2007. Last year, Knowshon only had 13 carries against the Bulldogs and gained only 30 yards on the ground. If the Dawgs want to win this one, they’ll need a bigger game out of him. The AJC said:
We’re only halfway through the season but already you can see the Heisman Trophy story lines starting to form. The media is starting to fall in love with the Big 12 quarterbacks and that’s understandable because they, especially Chase Daniel of Missouri, are all playing lights out. Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno struggled against Alabama (34 yards on nine carries) but everybody is going to struggle to run against the Alabama defense this year. Georgia was off last week while the other guys were piling up big stats. Despite having a tender elbow, Moreno needs to shine against Tennessee on national television and get back into the minds of the Heisman voters. More importantly, a big day by Moreno gives Georgia the best chance to win.
I predict Knowshon Moreno getting 18 carries for 104 yards, 2 receptions for 30 yards and 2 touchdowns. If he’s not wearing the elbow brace he could go even bigger.