Dec 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) celebrates with fans during the Tigers team walk at FanFest prior to the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Sammy Watkins: Clemson Should 'Beat the Mess' Out of Georgia

The start of the college football season is just over a month away and one of the biggest games on the calendar for opening weekend is the match up between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs which will take place on August 31. While both teams are focusing on preparing for the huge game to start the season, one member of the Clemson squad is very confident in his team’s chances.

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins was discussing his schedule while speaking with The Greenville News and he was not shy about how he thinks his team can fair this season against some of their toughest opponents.

Specifically, Watkins pointed out Georgia as a team that the Tigers should “beat the mess” out of.

“Behind the scenes we like our schedule,” Watkins said. “People talk about Georgia, Florida State and South Carolina, but I’m not worried about them, I’m concentrated on what we do.

“If we come out and beat Georgia, not just beat ‘em but beat the mess out of ‘em like we should, I don’t see no problems in getting started in the right direction. I don’t have disrespect for them or for nobody else, I just believe we can be just the kind of team we want to be, the talent is here, we know how to win.”

Watkins’ comments will provide some bulletin board material for the Bulldogs and it could hopefully add even more intensity to what already looks like an incredible match up.

Clemson and Georgia come in to the game with two of the best offenses in the nation, so we should expect each team to light up the scoreboard. The real question in this match up will be whether or not the young, wounded Georgia defense will be able to hold Tajh Boyd, Watkins and company to a reasonable amount of points that their offense can surpass.

Who do you think will come out of the game on top? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments section.

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