On Saturday, the #5 Georgia Bulldogs (9-1, 7-1 SEC) host the Georgia Southern Eagles. The game will be televised by WSB-TV Channel 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Georgia is coming off of a 38-0 thrashing of Auburn, a victory that clinched the SEC Eastern Division title for the Dawgs. The Bulldogs will play in their 5th SEC Championship Game on Dec. 1, likely against Alabama.
Georgia Southern, 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the Southern Conference, beat Howard last week 69-26.
The Bulldogs and Eagles have met four times overall and the Dawgs have come away victorious each time. In their last meeting in 2008, Georgia won 45-21.
Georgia definitely won’t be overlooking Georgia Southern, as the Eagles run the same triple-option offense as Georgia Tech. The Dawgs defense will also face the rush-heavy attack on Nov. 24 when the Jackets visit Athens.
Georgia Southern at Georgia
- Date: Nov. 17, 2012, 1:30 p.m. ET
- TV: WSB-TV Channel 2 (more info)
- Broadcast: Bob Neal (play-by-play), D.J. Jones (analyst), Zach Klein (reporter)
Inside the numbers
- Georgia is 4-0 against Georgia Southern.
- Georgia is ranked 22nd in Total Offense with 471.10 yards per game.
- Georgia is ranked 26th in Scoring Offense with 36.90 points per game.
- Georgia is ranked 24th in Total Defense with 331.00 yards per game.
- Georgia is ranked 22nd in Scoring Defense with 18.80 points per game.
- Georgia is ranked 29th in Turnover Margin (+6 ratio).
- Georgia is ranked 93rd in Fewest Penalties Per Game (72 for 529 yards).