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Georgia Travels To 1-0 South Carolina On Saturday, With Or Without A.J. Green

For the next chapter of a tight yet one-sided rivalry, the Dawgs and 'Cocks may have to make do without several critical players due to NCAA thumb-dwiddling. As Tim Tucker reports, Carolina may be down tight end Weslye Saunders, cornerback Chris Culliver and offensive tackle Jarriel King, while Georgia receiver A.J. Green could miss his second straight game.

Still, this is the conference opener for two teams that looked great against inferior competition last weekend. Georgia always gets up to play coach Steve Spurrier, and the game could continue the tradition Kyle King points out:

 

The ‘Dawgs will have their work cut out for them next Saturday against a South Carolina squad that appears to be every bit as good as advertised, and any Georgia fan who expects anything other than a sixth hard-fought down-to-the-wire contest between the Classic City Canines and the Palmetto State Poultry decided by a single-score margin in the last seven years is kidding himself. Next weekend will be a battle royal.

 

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