Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina: Dawgs Cruise, 59-0, In First Gimme Game

Coastal Carolina coach David Bennett demanded more dogs and received said request.

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Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina Final Score: Dawgs Notch Easiest Win In 17 Years

The Georgia Bulldogs weren't supposed to be challenged by Coastal Carolina. They were not. With a 59-0 victory, Georgia achieved its highest margin of victory since 1994 and covered the spread by 24 points. Not a lot of drama here, other than local Dawgs fans trying to find the game on ESPN3 and discovering it had been blocked in Atlanta.

UGA's defense held the Chanticleers to only 109 yards worth of offense and forced three turnovers. Aaron Murray passed for 79 more yards than that by himself, and he turned the controls over to Hutson Mason and Parker Welch after establishing an extremely comfortable lead.

Isaiah Crowell and Tavarres King got to do a little stat-padding, with Crowell picking up 98 total yards and a touchdown and King securing a pair of scores. 

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, be sure and check out UGA blog Dawg Sports.

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Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina Score: Dawgs On Their Way To Unseen Victory

In a game that ESPN put on ESPN3.com and then wisely blacked out for the Atlanta area, forcing local Georgia Bulldogs fans to watch on ... the radio, the Dawgs lead Coastal Carolina 14-0 in the first quarter. Isaiah Crowell ran for a 27-yard touchdown and Aaron Murray snuck in for a one-yarder, and Georgia's assured itself of its first win of the season, whether anybody outside of Sanford Stadium is able to witness it or not.

Nice work, ESPN!

Georgia has outgained the Chanticleers, 128 yards to six. Crowell has 47 yards on six attempts, with Carlton Thomas adding 33 on five. Tavarres King is your leading receiver, with 33 yards on a pair of catches. Murray is 7-of-9 for 61 yards.

We'll update this stream again once this game is over, because ... well, because this game is over. Two minutes remain in the first quarter.

Oh, and Murray just hit King for a 32-yard touchdown to make it 21-0. Kinda glad I'm not watching this competition after all!

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, be sure and check out UGA blog Dawg Sports.

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Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina TV Schedule, Game Time And More

Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Richt refused to call last week's game against South Carolina a must win. This week's contest against FCS Coastal Carolina is a much needed opportunity to fine tune things for the remainder of the schedule. The outcome should already be decided but a sloppy performance could send a fan base that is already teetering on a cliff completely off the ledge. 

The big on the field news this week is that safety Shawn Williams is taking snaps at middle linebacker to help provide relief after injuries to both Alec Ogletree and Christian Robinson. Sanders Commings will likely move back to safety while Willims works at linebacker.

On the offensive side of the ball, freshman running back Isaiah Crowell earns his first start of the season and Georgia fans hope it is the first of many more. After last weeks 100+ yards, two touchdown performance, the Georgia coaching staff has vowed to get Crowell more touches in the offense. Bulldogs fans hope they don't need them all this week. 

Game date, time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday Sept. 17

Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens

TV Channel: ESPN3

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, be sure and check out Dawg Sports.

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Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina Spread, Odds Update: Bulldogs Heavy Favorite But Will They Cover?

After starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 1996, a FCS opponent is a sight for sore eyes for Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia opened the week as a heavy favorite and as was expected, has maintained a sizable 35 points spread for most of the week. 

Such a large spread leaves little room for error. In other words, Georgia can't afford to turn the ball over the way they did against South Carolina and expect to cover which I am sure never enters any of the coach's minds. However, it is important to bounce back from last week's disappointing loss and Georgia is likely to try and get Isaiah Crowell more involved in the offense. If last week is any indication then that is a good thing. 

According to Odds Shark, over 70 percent of the people are picking Georgia to cover. Those same people may not realize that the Bulldogs are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games and just 1-4 in those games. The only victory in that stretch came against Georgia Tech.

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, be sure and visit Dawg Sports.

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Christian Robinson, Alec Ogletree Injuries Have Shawn Williams Playing Linebacker

Down two linebackers for another handful of weeks each, the Georgia Bulldogs have been working strong safety Shawn Williams at the depleted position. Injuries to Alec Ogletree, himself a converted safety, and Christian Robinson have made the spot one of need.

Williams isn't making too much of the move closer to the line, barely acknowledging his participation at linebacker even after being told Mark Richt had already made it known. He's apparently made a strong transition, which cornerback Brandon Boykin took as an opportunity to point out the relative intelligence of defensive backs, as quoted by Seth Emerson:

Coach Grantham was complimenting him, saying 'He's only been there for 30 minutes and he knows what to do.' And I was like, 'DBs are smart learners.' Everybody got mad.

In two games this year, Williams has 10 total tackles, including six against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

For more, head to Georgia Bulldogs blog Dawg Sports.

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Georgia Vs. Coastal Carolina: Neurosis Takes A Holiday, But The Manic-Depressive Preview Doesn't

After a couple of heartbreakers on the national stage, it's time for our previewing team to talk blowouts.

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2011 Georgia Football Schedule: Coastal Carolina Gives Dawgs A Much-Needed Breather

For two consecutive weeks in September, Georgia will face a team from South Carolina named after poultry. But the similarities end there, for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are neither the defending SEC East champions nor a Division I-A team at all. In fact, CCU's football program has only been in existence for eight seasons, and while they've experienced a few promising successes during that time -- a couple of FCS playoff bids and a handful of Big South titles, one of which they shared last year -- they aren't on the Dawgs' schedule as anything other than a much-needed break after the opening one-two punch of Boise State and South Carolina.

BETTER KNOW THE GAMECOCKS
Coach: David Bennett, 56-34 in six seasons at Coastal Carolina; 118-60 overall
Last season: 6-6, 5-1 Big South (T-1st); lost to Western Illinois 17-10 in the first round of the FCS playoffs
Returning starters for 2011: 13 (five offense, eight defense, zero special teams)
Key returners: LT Jamey Cheatwood, TE David Duran, LB Andrae Jacobs, CB Josh Norman
Key losses: RB Eric O'Neal, S Dominique Davenport, QB Zach McDowall

Best-case scenario: The Dawgs stave off a hangover from whatever successes or disappointments they suffered in the first two games and throttle the Chanticleers early. As FCS opponents go, Coastal Carolina is decent, but there's no reason for Aaron Murray not to bomb away and give the Dawgs a healthy lead early in the game. There should be ample opportunities for Isaiah Crowell, Washaun Ealey, and Caleb King as the Dawgs try to grind out clock and look toward their next matchup.

Worst-case scenario: Georgia gets sloppy and lets CCU hang around well into the third quarter. Weirdly enough, the QB who will be under center for the Chanticleers is Aramis Hillary, who signed with South Carolina in 2008 but transferred to CCU a year ago after he and his brother were arrested in Columbia on alcohol charges. Not only was Hillary once thought to be good enough to play QB for Steve Spurrier, he'll be protected by a line returning four of five starters; his mobility means Georgia can ill afford the kinds of defensive breakdowns that plagued them against run-happy quarterbacks throughout 2010. If the third game of the season turns into a shootout rather than a blowout, it won't bode well for the Dawgs as they prepare to enter the thick of conference play.

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