Friday, November 26, 2010

Dawgs Play The Jackets


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        Overall: 5-6                 7:45 p.m. ET                Overall: 6-5              SEC: 3-5                         Athens, Georgia                         ACC: 4-4
Sanford Stadium (92,746)

The Coaches

Mark Richt is in his 10th season at Georgia and overall with a record of 95-33 (.742). The Dawgs’ offensive coordinator is Mike Bobo and Todd Grantham serves as the defensive coordinator.

Paul Johnson is in his 3rd season at Georgia Tech with a record of 26-12 (.684) and
14th overall with a record of 133-51 (.723). The Yellow Jackets’ offensive coordinator
is Johnson and Al Groh serves as the defensive coordinator.

What To Look For When Georgia Has The Ball

A.J. Green recorded the seventh game of his career (third this season) with more than 100 yards after hauling in a career-high nine catches for a career-high 164 yards and two touchdowns at #2 Auburn. With 23 career touchdown catches, Green ranks second in UGA history. QB Aaron Murray has the highest passing efficiency rating for a freshman in the nation (17th overall) at 156.9 and is enjoying one of the best years ever by an SEC freshman quarterback. Washaun Ealey is leading the Dawgs with 633 yards rushing and nine scores on 128 carries this year. Kris Durham has 25 catches for a team-high 494 yards and two touchdown on the year.

After seeing limited action in the first four games of the season, Julian Burnett has
come on strong, ranking second on the team with 71 tackles. He had double-figure tackles against Duke, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest and has forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble and has an interception. Brad Jeffeson leads the team in tackles with 75. He has 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and has forced and recovered fumbles. Senior cornerback Mario Butler has started a team-high 38 consecutive games.

What To Look For When Tech Has The Ball

Justin Houston remains the SEC sack leader with 10.0 and was named the SEC
Defensive Player of the Week following his performance against UK. Houston also has the most sacks and tackles for loss of any active SEC player and has had at least one tackle for loss in all 11 games this year. He is also second in the SEC in tackles for loss (17.5) after exploding for 3.0 versus the Wildcats and adding a combined 2.5 more against the Gators and ISU. After recording a team-high 12 stops at #2 Auburn, Akeem Dent pushed his tackle total for the year to 105 and is No. 2 in the league. Bacarri Rambo and sophomore CB Sanders Commings have three picks each through 11 games.

Georgia Tech leads the nation in rushing offense (319.4 yards per game), paced by
Anthony Allen (96.3 ypg), who ranks second in the ACC and 24th nationally. Tevin
, in his first two career starts at quarterback, has rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown, and has thrown two TD passes. Senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt will not play the final three regular season games of his college career due to injury.

Special Teams

Junior CB Brandon Boykin took over UGA’s No. 1 mark in career kickoff return yards
after reaching 1,708 in 62 returns in the matchup at #2 Auburn. So far in 2010, Drew
has averaged 45.0 yards on 43 punts, 14 that went for 50+. The Dawgs are
second in the SEC and third in the nation in net punting with an average of 41.0. Blair
is now 18-for-21 on FGs for the year and 53-for-66 overall. He is on pace to rank in the top 10 for highest FG percentage in SEC history and he has the highest FG percentage of any active SEC kicker.

Scott Blair has made 15-of-17 field goal attempts (.882) and is 32-of-32 on PATs.
Blair made three field goals of longer than 40 yards in the win over Duke and he kicked
three field goals in the win over North Carolina. Blair booted three field goals of longer
than 40 yards in the win over Wake Forest.

Series/Game Notes

Record: Georgia leads, 60-37-5

Georgia and Georgia Tech will meet for the 103rd time since 1893 with the Dawgs
leading the series 60-37-5... The winner of the game receives the Governor’s Cup
... Georgia has won eight of the nine games in the Mark Richt era... Prior to Richt’s arrival, the Yellow Jackets had a three-game win streak... The Dawgs exploded for 339 yards rushing to top #7 Georgia Tech 30-24 last year in Atlanta... Freshman Washaun Ealey led the way with a career-high 183 yards while sophomore Caleb King added 166 on the ground.

Radio / TV

Dawgs: Fun 101 FM (101.1) – Pre-Game Starts At 3:45 pm / XM: 201 / Sirius: 220

Tech: WQXI-AM (790)

TV: ESPN - Mark Jones, play-by-play; Bob Davie, analyst

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In one word – Cold!

Kickoff - 45 degrees, no chance of rain, 52% humidity and winds from the northwest at 5 miles per hour, temp will drop to 41 by 11:30 pm.

Tailgaters - Sunny but cold, temp at 8 am will be 35 degrees, warming to 58 by 3 pm.

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