Not much, other than Georgia trying to avoid a letdown after a huge win over Clemson to open the season. The Bulldogs haven’t lost to a non-Power Five opponent since a 35-21 setback to Boise State in the 2011 season opener. UAB is 35-16 since reviving its program in 2017 after a two-year shutdown.
Georgia DB Christopher Smith vs. UAB QB Tyler Johnston III. Smith was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week after scoring the only touchdown in the 10-3 victory over Clemson with a 74-yard interception return. Johnston threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-0 victory over FCS school Jacksonville State.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
UAB WR Trea Shropshire: He had 120 yards receiving and a TD in the opener, after accounting for 180 yards vs. Marshall in the final game of 2020.
Georgia QB JT Daniels: Looking to bounce back from a sluggish performance against Clemson, which held him to 135 yards passing and picked off a pass while limiting the Bulldogs offense to a single field goal.
FACTS & FIGURES
The first meeting between the schools since 2006, when Georgia won 34-0. … Georgia’s defense held Clemson to 180 yards and came up with seven sacks. … UAB is playing its first four games on the road before moving into its new home, 47,100-seat Protective Stadium, on Oct. 2 against Liberty. The downtown facility replaces historic Legion Field. … Georgia moved up three spots in this week’s Associated Press rankings and now trails only SEC rival Alabama … After starting his college career at Southern Cal, Daniels is 5-0 as Georgia’s starting quarterback. … Despite a huge surge in COVID-19 cases, Georgia is allowing a capacity crowd of more than 93,000 at Sanford Stadium for the first time since the 2019 season, with no mandates for masks or vaccinations.