Michigan Football: 5 Wolverines to watch against Georgia

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CB Vincent Gray (Sr, #4)

Bowers is not the only dangerous pass-catcher on the Bulldogs offense, as WR George Pickens will likely be back from a near season-long injury he suffered earlier this offseason.

Pickens was widely projected as a first-round pick in the NFL Draft thanks to his unique combination of size and speed. While Pickens has reportedly come down with COVID, it still seems likely he will be available for the Bulldogs in the semifinals.

Vincent Gray has had a breakout season for the Wolverines thus far, and he will likely be the one tasked with slowing down Pickens and any other Georgia receiver that lines up across from him. The Wolverines could certainly use an interception or some pass break-ups from Gray.

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K Jake Moody (Sr, #13)

The line for this game has hovered and fluctuated on roughly a one-score game between the Wolverines and Bulldogs, though it has trended more towards Georgia recently. With a close game being anticipated, the special teams play will be crucial for these two, and it is not unrealistic to imagine this game coming down to a Jake Moody field goal attempt.

Fellow GBMWolverine contributor Sean O’Donnell broke down Moody’s impact on Michigan this season earlier, and Moody once again deserves his due as arguably the nation’s top kicker this season.

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Should the game come down to his right foot, one would have to imagine that’s an advantageous situation for the Wolverines to be in, given how reliable he has been. In a tight game, every point matters, and Moody will be crucial to ensuring they keep putting points on the board.