Five storylines: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech
November, 22, 2012
By David Ching | ESPN Insider
Dak Dillon/US PresswireFourteen yards passing Saturday would give Aaron Murray an SEC-first 3 straight 3,000-yard years.ATHENS, Ga. -- If Georgia wants next Saturday’s SEC championship game -- possibly a matchup between the third-ranked Bulldogs (10-1) and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1) to determine which team plays for a BCS title -- to truly mean something, it still has a hurdle to clear.
A loss to rival Georgia Tech (6-5) on Saturday wouldn’t remove Georgia's chance to win a conference championship, but it would rank among the most devastating defeats in Mark Richt’s tenure because it would knock the Bulldogs out of national championship contention.
Georgia Tech has lost just once since dumping defensive coordinator Al Groh at midseason. So the Bulldogs cannot afford to look past the Yellow Jackets -- and Richt has made that point clear throughout the week.
The top five freshmen in the SEC
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State