NCAA Football News

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Georgia Running Back Sony Michel got injured

In an concealed”accident,” Sony Michel fractured his arm this past Sunday and received surgery Monday to fix the fracture.

The Georgia running back is now on the mend after breaking his left forearm. He underwent surgery to fix the fracture in Athens. The nature of the injury hasn’t been released yet, but it appears to have been non-football related. Sources speculated that he sustained the injury after riding an all-terrain vehicle.

With just about eight weeks until the start of the season, no timetable have yet to be revealed for how long it will take Michel to heal. Despite all of this, Georgia is expecting him to make a full recovery.

After Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury last season, Michel took over and led Georgia in rushing after gaining 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite the off-season rest, Chubb still hasn’t been cleared to play, but he is expected to return sometime this season. If neither Michel nor Chubb is ready to play come September 3rd against North Carolina, Georgia will have to turn to senior Brendan Douglas.

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Fanpicks.com College Football Bowl Game Preview

TAXSLAYER BOWL

Georgia vs. Penn State

We continue our College Football Bowl games roundup; Fanpicks.com is proud to preview the TaxSlayer Bowl featuring Georgia and Penn State.  What is there to say about the Bulldogs, Georgia  will triumph over Penn State 20-16.  Play the best fantasy college football contests at Fanpicks.com; the premiere and most exciting destination for daily fantasy sports.

For the first time since 2000, Georgia will take the field without Mark Richt patrolling the sidelines when the Bulldogs face Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. Interim head coach Bryan McClendon will direct the Bulldogs in the bowl game before Kirby Smart takes over at his alma mater, after Georgia fired Richt on Nov. 29. Preparations for the Bulldogs’ 19th consecutive bowl appearance have been different for a program accustomed to continuity, as most of the coaching staff is not expected to return for 2016.

The Nittany Lions have struggled offensively the past two seasons, ranking 106th and 114th in the nation in total offense and leading to the firing of offensive coordinator John Donovan. New coordinator Joe Moorhead will not take over until after the bowl game, leaving head coach James Franklin and quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne to build the game plan against a Georgia defense ranked ninth in the country in points allowed per game (16.9). Penn State, which has lost three in a row, will rely on freshman running back Saquon Barkley (1,007 yards rushing, seven touchdowns) and junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg (2,386 yards passing, 16 touchdowns) to generate offense, but the offensive line must play better after allowing 39 sacks in 12 games.

Like Penn State, Georgia’s offense has struggled – in particular after Heisman hopeful running back Nick Chubb suffered a season-ending knee injury in early October. Junior quarterback Greyson Lambert (1,844 yards passing, 11 touchdowns) battled inconsistency, leading the Bulldogs to rely more on a running game now led by sophomore Sony Michel (1,076 yards rushing, seven touchdowns). The Nittany Lions, paced by defensive end and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Carl Nassib, lead the nation in sacks and are 14th in total defense (324.3 yards per game).

PENN STATE Season Overview (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten): Barkley provides some promise at running back, averaging 6.4 yards per carry while averaging 100.7 yards per game, but Hackenberg’s NFL prospects suffered as he completed 53.3 percent of his passes, throwing as many interceptions (three) as touchdowns in the past three games. Nassib led the nation with 15½ sacks and tied for the national lead with 19½ tackles for loss, but the Nittany Lions allowed 35.3 points per game in their final three contests. Middle linebacker Jason Cabinda moved from outside linebacker after a season-ending injury to Nyeem Wartman-White in Week 1 and excelled, leading Penn State in tackles (92).

GEORGIA Season Overview (9-3, 5-3 SEC): Lambert will start in the Bulldogs’ second appearance in Jacksonville this season; he did not play in the first game, a 27-3 blowout loss to Florida that many believe sealed Richt’s fate. Michel has been impressive in picking up the rushing load for Chubb, but Georgia’s defense has anchored the Bulldogs’ better play down the stretch. Jake Ganus, Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins combined for 220 tackles and 9½ sacks while forming one of the best linebacker corps in the nation, and the Bulldogs held opponents to 10 points per game in winning their final four games.

 

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Alabama Crimson Tide versus Georgia Bulldogs College Football Daily League Fantasy Preview

From the SEC conference the Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon. College football draft GM’s can tune to CBS TV on October 3rd from Georgia to follow the results of their roster picks.

The Las Vegas oddsmakers believe that points will be put up in this game as they set the over under total at 55 points. Also worth noting they believe that Georgia could score some points on the Alabama defense because they made the Bulldogs a two point favorite in this game. Very rarely is Alabama an underdog in a game.

Part of the reason the experts believe that Georgia could score on Alabama’s defense was the fact that Mississippi was able to score 43 points on the Tide in week three. That was Alabama’s lone loss of the season. In that game the Crimson Tide shot themselves in the foot with three interceptions and two fumbles for a -5 turnover margin. The Alabama defense did allow 341 yards passing to the Rebels but only 2.9 yards a carry on the ground.

Georgia is 4-0 on the year. Their toughest competition resulted in a 52-20 home victory to South Carolina in week three and a 31-14 road win in week two at Vanderbilt. In their SEC home win against the Gamecocks the Bulldogs threw for 330 yards in the victory.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

Jake Coker

The Crimson Tide senior quarterback has completed 55% of his passes for 786 yards with eight touchdowns and four picks. In the Ole Miss loss Coker completed 21 of 45 throws for 201yards with three touchdowns and two picks.

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

Derrick Henry

Henry is running for 6.3 yards per carry this year. He has run for 422 yards on 67 carries with eight touchdowns. Derrick Henry rushed for 127 yards with a touchdown and 5.5 yards a carry in the loss against Mississippi. Henry had a monster game against Wisconsin rushing for 147 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns.

Kenyan Drake

The senior running back has rushed 37 times for 215 yards and a touchdown. He had a poor game against Mississippi with 11 carries for 33 yards for 3 yards per rush.

Alabama Crimson Tide TE:

O.J. Howard

The tight end has caught 13 balls for 183 yards. He had four catches against Ole Miss for 70 yards which averaged 17.5 yards per reception.

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

ArDarius Stewart

Stewart has caught 21 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns. In the Mississippi game the sophomore receiver caught eight balls for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia Bulldogs QB:

Greyson Lambert

The junior signal caller is completing 76% of his passes for 733 yards with seven touchdowns and no picks. Lambert had a great game in the blowout win against South Carolina hitting on 24 of 25 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns and no picks.

Georgia Bulldogs RB:

Nick Chubb

Chubb made a strong impact in his freshman year running for 1547 yards on 219 carries. He averaged 7.1 yards a carry and had 14 touchdowns. In the four games this year Chubb has 71 carries for 599 yards and six touchdowns. Nick Chubb had a great game at Vanderbilt with 189 yards and nearly 10 yards per carry.

Georgia Bulldogs WR:

Malcolm Mitchell

Senior Malcolm Mitchell has 20 catches for 306 yards and three touchdowns on the year. He is averaging 15.3 yards per catch on the year. In the win against the Gamecocks Mitchell grabbed eight balls for 122 yards with a touchdown.

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