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3 Bold Predictions for SEC Showdown Between Georgia and Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 02: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies looks on from the sideline against the UTSA Roadrunners  at Kyle Field on November 02, 2019 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
UTSA v Texas A&M | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M have a real chance to cause chaos in the college football world, as they travel to Athens to face off against Kirby Smart and a Georgia team fresh off stomping Bo Nix and Auburn. Georgia should be massive favorites in this game, but they did lose at home to South Carolina, so the Aggies could just as easily pull out a win.

3. Kellen Mond Turns It Over 3 Times

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 16: Kellen Mond #11 of the Texas A&M Aggies looks for a receiver during the third quarter against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Kyle Field on November 16, 2019 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
South Carolina v Texas A&M | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Mond has been a bit of a disappointment this season. He's been a solid passer (18 TDs, six picks, 7.4 YPA), but hasn't improved much from last season. The only dud Mond has had in his last few games came in a two interception performance against Ole Miss, and the time is ripe for another substandard performance. Nix and Auburn were simply chumming the waters for Smart's defense, and they will look to keep their positive momentum rolling against Mond and the Aggie offense.

2. Jake Fromm is Held Under 150 Yards Passing

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 09: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on during a game against the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Missouri v Georgia | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Fromm might have thrown for three touchdowns in the red zone last game, but he only tallied 110 yards through the air, letting running back D'Andre Swift do most of the heavy lifting. Justin Madubuike leads an Aggie defense that has shown a real skill for pressuring the quarterback, and the pocket passer that Fromm is could be in for a long day if the interior pressure of Texas A&M gets to him.

1. Georgia Prevails in a Classic SEC Slugfest

AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 16:  Richard LeCounte #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after a defensive stop on fourth down in the final seconds to secure a 21-14 win over the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Georgia v Auburn | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Aggies running back Isaiah Spiller is going to need to bring his A-game, because he is going to get a crash course in how to win late November games in the SEC. Whichever teams runs the football and stops the run more effectively is going to likely come out on top. With a future first-round pick in the Bulldog backfield and a rotating lineup of 4 and 5-stars on the defensive line, Georgia should prevail as long as Swift and Fromm don't turn the ball over.