Georgia Bulldogs: Brent Russell

Game breakdown: Ga. Southern vs. UGA

November, 16, 2012
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NO. 6 (FCS) GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT NO. 5 (FBS) GEORGIA
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
WSB-TV (Atlanta)/ESPN3

Records: Georgia 9-1 (7-1 SEC), Georgia Southern 8-2 (6-2 SoCon)

Last week: Georgia beat Auburn 38-0, Georgia Southern beat Howard 69-26

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Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesJohn Jenkins will be key for UGA this weekend.
What’s the Story?: After clinching the SEC East title last week for the second straight season, Georgia has a pair of out-of-division games against untraditional offensive teams -- Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech, both of which feature run-heavy option attacks -- to complete the regular season. Containing those offenses will be a headache for the Bulldogs, who only recently started to peak on defense after struggling for most of the first half of the season.

Five headlines: Check out our recap of this week’s biggest storylines from Thursday.

Players to watch:
Georgia
1. John Jenkins: The massive defensive lineman and his cohorts up front -- throw in Kwame Geathers, Garrison Smith, Cornelius Washington and Ray Drew -- handle their business against Eagles offensive linemen who are consistently diving at their knees, that will make it much easier for the defensive playmakers to tackle Georgia Southern’s ballcarriers. This will be a game built for a quick and powerful lineman like Jenkins.

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ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 5 Georgia (9-1) completed its conference schedule last week with a 38-0 thumping of Auburn that clinched back-to-back SEC East titles. Now the Bulldogs must face Georgia Southern (8-2) and Georgia Tech (5-5) to wrap up the regular season before playing in the SEC championship game on Dec. 1.

First up is Georgia Southern, the No. 6 team in the FCS, which will visit Athens on Saturday in what has become an every-four-years occurrence. The Bulldogs are 4-0 against the Eagles thus far.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest UGA-related storylines as we move closer to kickoff:

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