Pete Fiutak of College Football News recently identified the potential letdown game for every Power Five team in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2023 season.
This season, there’s no denying Georgia has a very navigable schedule. But there’s always that one game where it may not play to its full potential. Fiutak thinks Georgia’s letdown game of 2023 could come in Week 4 against UAB.
This should be a wipeout, right? Think Kent State last year. Trent Dilfer’s club will likely be blasted, but it might be an unfocused performance for the two-time defending champs with South Carolina before and at Auburn to follow.
Georgia last played UAB during the 2021 season, with the Bulldogs winning 56-7.
In describing what constitutes a letdown game, he explains it as a game your team should win, but maybe the team overlooked the opponent. Or maybe it’s a sandwich game, which Fiutak describes as “the games in between two more important, bigger battles.”
He actually used Georgia’s 2022 win over Kent State as an example for what a letdown game could look like. That was one of Georgia’s worst showings last year, and Kent State forced three UGA turnovers and put up 22 points on the Bulldogs.