Georgia Bulldogs, winners of back-to-back national championships, may face a serious challenge to their winning streak, says former UGA quarterback and Georgia football legend, Aaron Murray. According to Murray, USC Trojans could be the ones to end the Dawgs’ championship run.
Kirby Smart, hailed as both a defensive guru and a recruiting maestro, has led the Bulldogs to dominate college football in recent years. However, a three-peat in college football is nearly unheard of. The Bulldogs will face numerous competitors next season, within and outside of the SEC.
It’s worth noting that Murray, who quarterbacked UGA from 2010-13, holds undeniable affinity towards his old team. Nonetheless, his prediction points elsewhere. He chose USC Trojans to dethrone UGA, discussing his prediction on the 3 and Out Podcast.
According to Murray, USC has the potential to emerge as national champions this year. They don’t require a fabulous defensive surge but can ride their solid offense and the genius of quarterback Caleb Williams. Williams not only holds the Heisman Trophy but is also coupled with an impressive receiving corps, with names including Tahj Washington, Mario Williams, and Dorian Singer.
Georgia, on the other hand, faces the challenge of filling the gap left by QB Stetson Bennett IV. Stetson, while not a traditional star, was instrumental in two championships. The Bulldogs are comparatively better stocked in points per game (41.6) than USC. However, their super-rich talent pool may observe more action on the offensive end.
While USC’s journey through the Pac-12 may seem moderately easy when compared to Georgia’s encounters in the SEC, Bulldogs have consistently proven their dominance over aggressive offensive teams in lesser conferences.
Having held an edge over USC in most player positions, Georgia could maintain its reign. Despite the Trojans’ abundant offense and somewhat improved defense, it is uncertain whether USC, under Lincoln Riley’s second year of command, can indeed topple the Dawgs’ dynasty. Nevertheless, only the forthcoming games can truly reveal whether Murray’s prediction stands or falters.