Five storylines: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 

November, 22, 2012
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Aaron MurrayDak 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.

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