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Georgia's College Football Teams: Weekly Recap

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Let's quickly recap how the chips fell this week for the state of Georgia's college football teams.  Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Shorter, Georgia Southern, Savannah State, West Georgia, Morehouse, Fort Valley State, Valdosta State, and LaGrange, they're all included!

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Georgia vs. UL-Lafeyette:  Aaron Murray had a solid performance as the Bulldogs (minus A.J. Green) defeated the Ragin' Cajuns, 55-7.  Next week, the Bulldogs (1-0) travel to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks (1-0) in their first conference game of the year.  Check out Dawg Sports for more breakdown of this week's game and analysis of next week's game at South Carolina. 

Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina State:  The defense looked questionable, and quarterback JoshUA Nesbitt only completed one pass on the day, but the Yellow Jackets took down the Bulldogs 41-10.  Next up for the Yellow Jackets (1-0) is a trip to Kansas to take on the Jayhawks (0-1).  The Jayhawks will be coming off a 6-3 loss (yes, in football) to the mighty North Dakota State Bison.  We'll see if Georgia Tech is up for the, uh, challenge.  Check out From The Rumble Seat for more information.

Georgia State vs. Shorter:  The Panthers' inaugural game was a success, as they defeated the the Shorter Hawks, 41-7.  Drew Little, the surprise starting quarterback, efficiently lead the team to victory in front of over 30,000 fans.  The team then started its traditional victory celebration of knocking its coach to the ground, ECW style, with whatever large prop they can find.  There were no stop signs, folding chairs, or ring bells available, so they settled for a Gatorade cooler.  Next Saturday, the Panthers (1-0) host the Lambuth Eagles (1-1) and Shorter (0-2) will take an early bye to regroup.

Georgia Southern vs. Savannah State:  Georgia Southern brought back the triple option this year and found success in game 1, defeating the Tigers, 48-3.  Georgia Tech transfer quarterback Jaybo Shaw led the Eagles as they gained 431 rushing yards and ran the Tigers into the ground.  This game was the first for the Eagles under head coach and former Georgia Tech assistant Jeff Monken.  Next Saturday, the Eagles (1-0) will be in for a much bigger test as they travel to Annapolis to take on the Naval Academy (0-0).  Mirror mirror on the wall, which triple-option will drop the ball?  OK.  Savannah State (0-1) will take on Fort Valley State (1-1) at a neutral site next Saturday.

West Georgia vs. Concordia:  The West Georgia Wolves accumulated nine sacks Saturday, on their way to picking up their first win of the season.  The Wolves scored a touchdown to go ahead of the Hornets with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter and were able to hold on for the victory.  The Wolves (1-1) have next week off.

Morehouse vs. Fort Valley State:  Morehouse was victorious over the Fort Valley State Wildcats on Saturday, 47-34.  The Maroon Tigers jumped out to a big lead, before starting to let it slip away, but the bend-not-break defense was able to force five turnovers and hold off the Wildcats.  With this victory, Morehouse is off to its first 2-0 start since 1997.  Next week, Morehouse takes on Lane College (0-2) at home and Fort Valley State (1-1) takes on Savannah State (0-1) at a neutral site.

Valdosta State vs. Wingate:  Valdosta State took a lead early on and (barely) held on to beat the Wingate Bulldogs with a thrilling last-second 42-yard field goal  The final score was Blazers 25, Bulldogs 22.  The Valdosta State Blazers (1-0) head to Newberry College (1-0) next week to take on the Wolves.

LaGrange vs. Birmingham-Southern:  In a battle between two packs of Panthers, LaGrange visited Birmingham-Southern ("B-S") on Saturday.  B-S went up 21-0 with a punt returned for a touchdown, a kickoff returned for a touchdown, and a rushing touchdown by Shawn Morris.  LaGrange attempted to comeback, but was not able to overcome the deficit and B-S defeated LaGrange 28-19.  LaGrange (0-1) hosts Millsaps College (0-1) next Saturday.       

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.