The Georgia Bulldogs (0-2) host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-0) Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game will be televised on PPV and ESPN Gameplan at 1:00 p.m. ET.
The game will be the first ever between the two schools and the first for Coastal Carolina against a team from the SEC. The Chanticleers are a member of the Big South Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision.
What is a Chanticleer you ask? Here is the definition from Coastal.edu:
Chanticleer comes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun’s Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard.
For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer’s words. “For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold.” With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all.
Now, the picture of Chanticleer is clear. As Chanticleer proves in the Nun’s Priest Tale, he is much more than a pretty face. He uses his great wit, knowledge, and cunning to come out on top every time. This makes Chanticleer a perfect fit for Coastal Carolina Athletics. Chanticleer epitomizes a CCU student-athlete in every way. From his athletic and strong build, to his vast knowledge, to his mindset to always finish on top, Chanticleer is the mirror image of CCU’s Chanticleers.
Georgia remains winless after a 35-21 loss to Boise State and a 45-42 loss to South Carolina. The Dawgs look to pick up their first win of 2011 against a team that has only been playing football since 2003 and are 0-4 against FBS schools.
Inside the numbers:
- Under Mark Richt, Georgia is 41-7 in non-conference games.
- Georgia has started the season 0-2 only 11 times in its history.
- The last time Georgia started 0-2 was 1996, Jim Donnan’s first season.
- Georgia is ranked 55th in Total Offense, 60th in Scoring Offense.
- Georgia is ranked 77th in Total Defense and 111th in Scoring Defense.
- Georgia is ranked 75th in Turnover Margin (-1 ratio).
- Georgia is ranked 47th in Fewest Penalties Per Game (12 for 85 yards).