No. 5 Georgia is a 6-touchdown favorite over UMass

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The Georgia Bulldogs are 9-1 and completed their SEC schedule with a 7-1 record. Here's a look at how it was done. (Video by Leo Willingham).

Georgia football has opened as a 43 1/2-point favorite over UMass in Saturday's game at Sanford Stadium (4 p.m., SEC Network; News 95.5 and AM-750 WSB), according to

It’s the largest line for a UGA game since Georgia opened the season against FCS Austin Peay as a 48-point favorite.

The outcome isn’t as much in question as the Bulldogs’ choice of jersey color. Fans have been clamoring for the black jerseys, and many wore black to Sanford Stadium for the Auburn game with hopes the team would come out in them.

The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (9-1, 7-1 SEC) have clinched a spot in the Dec. 1 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta where they'll face No. 1-ranked Alabama.

Georgia still needs to finish the regular season against the Minutemen (4-7) and rival Georgia Tech (6-4) on Nov. 24.

Smart said after Georgia beat Auburn, 27-10, on Saturday night that his team remains a work in progress.

Against the spread

Georgia is 6-3 against the spread:

Georgia -48 over Austin Peay (Loss, 45-0)

Georgia -9 over South Carolina (Won, 41-17)

Georgia -34 over Middle Tennessee (Won, 49-7)

Georgia -14.5 over Missouri (Loss, 43-29)

Georgia -30.5 over Tennessee (Loss, 38-12)

Georgia -26 over Vanderbilt (Won, 41-13)

Georgia -7 over LSU (Loss, 16-36)

Georgia -7 over Florida (Won, 36-17)

Georgia -9.5 over Kentucky (Won, 34-17)

Georgia -13.5 over Auburn (Won, 27-10).

UMass is 4-7 against the spread, but the Minuteman had won back-to-back games for the fist time this season before losing to BYU on Saturday, 35-16.