Georgia Bulldogs: Jeremiah Attaochu

It’s Rankings Week at DawgNation. Each day this week, we’ll rank some aspect of Georgia’s football program and the teams and players the Bulldogs will face in the 2013 season.

Today we’re ranking the top-10 defensive players the Bulldogs will face this season. On Thursday, we’ll turn to Georgia’s top-10 impact freshmen.

Game breakdown: Georgia Tech-Georgia

November, 23, 2012
Saturday, Noon
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

Records: Georgia 10-1 (7-1 SEC), Georgia Tech 6-5 (5-3 ACC)

Last week: Georgia beat Georgia Southern 45-14, Georgia Tech beat Duke 42-24

What’s the Story?: No. 3 Georgia needs one more win to all but ensure that next week’s SEC championship game is for a spot in the BCS championship game. That win will have to come in Saturday’s game against in-state rival Georgia Tech -- in the final home game Georgia’s seniors will play between Sanford Stadium’s storied hedges. Victory over the Yellow Jackets means an enormous buildup to next week’s game in Atlanta. A defeat would be one of the most devastating losses in Mark Richt’s tenure as Georgia’s coach.

Five headlines: See our five storylines to watch here Insider.

[+] EnlargeAaron Murray
Todd Kirkland/Icon SMIAaron Murray has been on point in his first two meetings with Georgia Tech.

Players to watch:

  1. Aaron Murray: Georgia’s quarterback has toyed with Tech’s secondary in two previous meetings, so expect to see him sling it around on Saturday. He leads the nation with a 174.33 passer rating and is coming off a 330-yard performance last Saturday against Georgia Southern.

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Scouting report: Georgia Tech 

November, 20, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia fans are busy working out their team’s BCS title chances, but the third-ranked Bulldogs (10-1) still have a game to play before an SEC championship game victory could potentially allow them to play for a national title.

Standing in their way is a Georgia Tech team (6-5) that recovered from a 2-4 start to claim a spot in next week’s ACC championship game against Florida State. The Yellow Jackets’ option offense will create headaches for the Bulldogs, but if Georgia beats its in-state rival for the 11th time in 12 tries under coach Mark Richt, the following week’s SEC title game will have major national implications for Richt’s team.

Record: 6-5 (5-3 ACC)

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