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Aug. 31, 2014

Even Todd Gurley was talking about the Georgia defense on a night the star tailback scored four touchdowns, set a school record for all-purpose yards with 293 and set a new career rushing mark with 198. “Oh, man, they were incredible,” Gurley said after No. 12 Georgia’s 45-21 win over No. 16 Clemson Saturday night. […] - Full Story

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Todd Gurley was every bit the high-wattage star expected and then some Saturday night in Georgia’s season-opener. The junior tailback didn’t have the heaviest workload, but showed a national television audience why he’s a Heisman Trophy frontrunner by making the most of the touches he did have as No. 12 Georgia ran away from No. […] - Full Story

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Aug. 30, 2014

Based in part on the steamy climes and in part on the import of the task they faced, a handful of Georgia freshman received their birth under fire Saturday evening against Clemson. - Full Story

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You don’t get a do-over on first impressions. - Full Story

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After over a week’s worth of worry regarding Georgia’s Ramik Wilson’s status as a starter, the senior linebacker was on the field for the game’s first series. - Full Story

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Greetings from Sanford Stadium, where Georgia and Clemson kick off their seasons this evening. For a pair of top 20 teams, both have their share of uncertainty. How much improvement will Georgia have on defense under new coordinator Jeremy Pruitt? Can Clemson keep up its scoring pace on offense with Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and […] - Full Story

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Five Keys for Bulldogs Show stamina Clemson’s uptempo pace will test Georgia’ offseason emphasis on get quicker and faster on defense. In the past, the Bulldogs had trouble making substitutions and players wore down. “We tended to do worse and worse as the game progressed,” outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. Georgia coach Mark Richt said […] - Full Story

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Aug. 29, 2014

A new college football season for Georgia gets underway Saturday with an old rival coming to town for a top-20 showdown right out of the gates. - Full Story

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At this point in his career at Clemson, senior quarterback Cole Stoudt is perhaps best known for three things. - Full Story

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Looking at the Georgia football program from afar, the task of replacing a four-year starter who threw for more touchdown passes, yards and completions than anyone else in Southeastern Conference history jumps out to many as sort of a big deal. - Full Story

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Sometimes Corey Moore feels like an old man. - Full Story

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Jay Rome didn’t have a huge game last season against the team that his father, Stan, used to play for: one catch for 10 yards in a 38-35 loss at Clemson. Rome’s health coming off a right foot injury that ended his season four games early in 2013 has kept him from being talked about […] - Full Story

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Kickoff for Georgia-Clemson is so close you can smell the tailgate grills getting fired up. We bring you the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast with a breakdown of the game from all angles with Dean Legge of DawgPost.com. We’ll also make our predictions on games in the SEC and nationally (we all had Temple Thursday night. […] - Full Story

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Aug. 28, 2014

High-profile season openers against ranked opponents haven’t gone so well for Georgia lately. No. 16 Clemson provides another chance Saturday for the 12th-ranked Bulldogs to get off to a fast start. “I think it kind of shows the character of your team right off the bat,” fifth-year senior wideout Michael Bennett said. “We haven’t done […] - Full Story

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J.J. Green is a confident cornerback, even if he hasn’t played defense in a college football game before. - Full Story

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his top 20 NFL Draft prospects for 2015 and two Georgia players made the cut. - Full Story

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When Georgia takes the field on Saturday its players will honor Bulldog legend Dan Magill by wearing a special decal on their helmets. - Full Story

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J.J. Green is a confident cornerback, even if he hasn’t played defense in a college football game before. - Full Story

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High-profile season openers against ranked opponents haven’t gone so well for Georgia lately. - Full Story

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High-profile season openers against ranked opponents haven’t gone so well for Georgia lately. - Full Story

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Georgia will be missing two deep threats Saturday with Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley not available to play. Mitchell hasn’t practiced after arthroscopic knee surgery July 31. Scott-Wesley is serving a suspension. What does that mean for Georgia’s vertical passing game? “We still have the ability to stretch the field with a few guys,” said […] - Full Story

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A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia. One year ago, these two teams provided one of the best opening-weekend matchups in a game Clemson won 38-35. Georgia has the home-field advantage in Saturday's rematch, which again has as much intrigue as just about any first-week game across the nation. This game could come down to whether Clemson's defense can slow down Georgia running back Todd Gurley and whether Georgia's offensive line can keep Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley away from Bulldogs quarterback Hunter Mason. Georgia is 36-1 in home nonconference games since 2001.

BEST MATCHUP: Arkansas at No. 6 Auburn. The Razorbacks travel to face the Tigers in a game most notable for the chilly relationship between coaches Bret Bielema and Gus Malzahn. Bielema is an unapologetic basher of the hurry-up offense, claiming it leads to more injuries — while few push the offensive pace like Malzahn. The Razorbacks are clearly longshots in this matchup, coming off a 0-8 record in the SEC last season, but they would love nothing more than to spoil Auburn's opener after the Tigers played for a national title last season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Only five of the SEC's 14 members have quarterbacks who started the majority of games for their respective teams last season. Those five teams are Arkansas (Brandon Allen), Auburn (Nick Marshall), Mississippi (Bo Wallace), Mississippi State (Dak Prescott) and Tennessee (Justin Worley). Wallace's 6,340 career passing yards lead active league QBs by a wide margin.

LONG SHOT: Tennessee has more overall talent than six-point underdog Utah State, but the Aggies enter Sunday's season opener with more experience and the better quarterback in Chuckie Keeton, who is making his first appearance since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament midway through last season. "All you have to do is put their film on," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "If you know anything about football, then you say this is a really, really good football team." The youth of Tennessee's roster makes this game hard to predict. If Utah State grabs an early lead, how will all the newcomers on Tennessee's roster respond?

IMPACT PLAYER: LSU running back Leonard Fournette is only a freshman, but expectations for the highly-regarded recruit are through the roof. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder from New Orleans is already generating Heisman Trophy talk down in Louisiana. While that may be premature, he has a chance to make a big impression when the No. 13 Tigers host No. 14 Wisconsin on Saturday. Said Miles: "He's going to want the opportunity to do everything that he can do. And certainly he'll play a role in this game."

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AP Sports Writers Steve Megargee in Knoxville, Tennessee, and David Brandt in Oxford, Mississippi, contributed to this story.

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On the 30th-anniversary of Kevin Butler’s 60-yard field goal to beat Clemson, leave it to Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan to boot one from that distance in the lead up to the teams meeting again. - Full Story

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Georgia coach Mark Richt came with a ready opening message in his last post-practice meeting with the beat writers before Saturday’s game with Clemson. - Full Story

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Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer said he’s the only full-time defensive assistant that will be in the coaches’ box on the press box level. Asked if he’s heard about how animated offensive coordinator Mike Bobo can get up there. “I’ve been around him enough to figure it out,” Sherrer said. “I’ve been to a few scrimmages already.” …Georgia 2015 wide receiver commitment Jayson Stanley from Creekside tweeted on Tuesday that he sustained a torn ACL. …Six prognosticators from SI.com made their picks for the four-team playoff. Florida State was the pick to win it all by four writers. Gabriel Baumgaertner chose Georgia. His reasoning was that Mason “has two of the nation’s best running backs (Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall), three stud receivers and a defense with eight returning starters, including a truly fearsome linebacker in Leonard Floyd. Crazy? Sure. But it’s time for Mark Richt to catch his break.” - Full Story

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