Georgia enters the 2022 faculty soccer season as defending nationwide champions, profitable the School Soccer Playoff for the primary time in an upset over No. 1 Alabama final season. The Bulldogs had beforehand made it to the CFP Championship as soon as earlier than, dropping to the Crimson Tide in an upset to conclude the 2017 season.
As a part of its CFP title protection, Georgia will look to say simply its second Southeastern Convention championship within the final 17 years (2017). The Bulldogs will want their offensive leaders to select up the place they left off final season, and a few robust defensive returners to fill a number of large roles.
Right here is the whole 2022 Georgia soccer schedule, together with opponents and gamers to observe.
2022 Georgia soccer schedule: Dates, occasions, TV channels, outcomes
|vs. No. 11 Oregon||W, 49-3||Saturday, Sept. 3||3:30 p.m.||ABC||Atlanta, Ga.|
|vs. Samford||Saturday, Sept. 10||4 p.m.||SEC Community||Athens, Ga.|
|at South Carolina||Saturday. Sept. 17||12 p.m.||ESPN||Columbia, S.C.|
|vs. Kent State||Saturday, Sept. 24||12 p.m.||SEC Community+/ESPN+||Athens, Ga.|
|at Missouri||Saturday, Oct. 1||TBA||TBA||Columbia, Mo.|
|vs. Auburn||Saturday, Oct. 8||TBA||TBA||Athens, Ga.|
|vs. Vanderbilt||Saturday, Oct. 15||TBA||TBA||Athens, Ga.|
|vs. Florida||Saturday, Oct. 29||3:30 p.m.||CBS||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|vs. Tennessee||Saturday, Nov. 5||TBA||TBA||Athens, Ga.|
|at Mississippi State||Saturday, Nov. 12||TBA||TBA||Starkville, Miss.|
|at Kentucky||Saturday, Nov. 19||TBA||TBA||Lexington, Ky.|
|vs. Georgia Tech||Saturday, Nov. 26||TBA||TBA||Athens, Ga.|
*All TBAs are as of Aug. 9, 2022
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Georgia went 14-1 final season en path to their first CFP championship.
Here is what occurred in every of the Bulldogs’ video games in 2021:
|Sept. 4||7:30 p.m.||ABC||vs. No. 3 Clemson||Charlotte, NC||W, 10-3|
|Sept. 11||3:30 p.m.||ESPN2||vs. UAB||Athens, GA||W, 56-7|
|Sept. 18||7 p.m.||ESPN||vs. South Carolina||Athens, GA||W, 40-13|
|Sept. 25||12 p.m.||SEC Community||at Vanderbilt||Nashville, TN||W, 62-0|
|Oct. 2||12 p.m.||ESPN||vs. No. 8 Arkansas||Athens, GA||W, 37-0|
|Oct. 9||3:30 p.m.||CBS||at No. 18 Auburn||Auburn, AL||W, 34-10|
|Oct. 16||3:30 p.m.||CBS||vs. No. 11 Kentucky||Athens, GA||W, 30-13|
|Oct. 30||3:30 p.m.||CBS||vs. Florida||Jacksonville, FL||W, 34-7|
|Nov. 6||12 p.m.||ESPN||vs. Missouri||Athens, GA||W, 43-6|
|Nov. 13||3:30 p.m.||CBS||at Tennessee||Knoxville, TN||W, 41-17|
|Nov. 20||12 p.m.||ESPN+/SECN+||vs. Charleston Southern||Athens, GA||W, 56-7|
|Nov. 27||12 p.m.||ABC||at Georgia Tech||Atlanta, GA||W, 45-0|
|Dec. 4||4 p.m.||CBS||vs. Alabama (SEC Championship)||Atlanta, GA||L, 41-24|
|Dec. 31||7:30 p.m.||ESPN||vs. No. 2 Michigan (CFP Orange Bowl)||Miami, Fla.||W, 34-11|
|Jan. 10||8 p.m.||ESPN||vs. No. 1 Alabama (CFP Nationwide Championship)||Indianapolis, Ind.||W, 33-18|
Key returning gamers
The Bulldogs misplaced a number of prime offensive gamers, comparable to broad receiver Jermaine Burton by way of switch to Alabama in addition to lead working backs James Cook dinner and Zamir White by way of the NFL Draft. Nevertheless, Georgia will see some key offensive leaders return, together with quarterback Stetson Bennett, who proved that he can get the job carried out because the starter throughout final season’s championship run. The soon-to-be tremendous senior completed third within the SEC in yards per try (10), whereas racking up the fourth-most passing touchdowns (29) and fourth-best quarterback ranking (176.7). Bennett will even look to closely lean on tight finish Brock Bowers as soon as once more. Bowers led the Bulldogs in receptions (56), receiving yards (882) and receiving touchdowns (13) final season.
Georgia additionally noticed a number of key departures on protection, together with cornerback Derion Kendrick and linebacker Nakobe Dean. Consequently, returners like linebacker Nolan Smith, defensive lineman Jalen Carter, cornerback Kelee Ringo and security Christopher Smith might be requested to deal with extra obligations this season.
Christopher Smith and Ringo might be tasked with main the secondary. Amongst returners, they ranked second and third in interceptions final season with three and two, respectively. Every had 34 tackles final season as nicely, ending among the many prime 15 on the staff.
In the meantime, Nolan Smith, who had the fifth-most tackles for the Bulldogs in 2021 (56, probably the most amongst returners) and the third-most sacks (4.0), might be relied on to assist lead Georgia’s entrance seven. Carter must also play a significant function up entrance as his 37 tackles and three.0 sacks final yr stand among the many prime of defensive returners for the Bulldogs.
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2022 School Soccer Playoff
The 2022-23 season marks the ninth season of the School Soccer Playoff period. Will Georgia efficiently defend its title and develop into the primary staff to repeat as CFP nationwide champion? Will Alabama add a fourth title of the playoff period to its resume? Or will a brand new staff declare its seat amongst faculty soccer royalty?
BOWL GAMES: The Full 2022-23 faculty soccer bowl recreation schedule
Under is the whole 2022-23 School Soccer Playoff schedule.
|Semifinals||Peach Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Atlanta, GA||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|Semifinals||Fiesta Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Glendale, AZ||State Farm Stadium|
|Championship||CFP Nationwide Championship||Jan. 9,
|Inglewood, CA||SoFi Stadium|
The semifinal video games will begin at 4 p.m. and eight p.m. ET. As of Aug. 9, 2022, every recreation is but to be assigned a begin time.
The CFP nationwide championship will air on ESPN throughout primetime. As of Aug. 9, 2022, an official begin time has but to be introduced. Los Angeles will function host for the primary time.
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