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2011 Bowl Projections: Georgia To Outback, Georgia Tech To Sun

The Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets still have an outside chance at a BCS bowl if they run the table.

With both Georgia and Georgia Tech still alive in their respective conference races, both schools are currently projected to secure decent bowl slots.

After an 0-2 start that had many questioning Mark Richt's job security, the Bulldogs have reeled off seven straight wins and now control their own destiny in the SEC East. 

But barring an upset in the SEC Championship Game that would stun the college football world, a Georgia team with at least three losses would slip behind the SEC West powers in the SEC bowl picture.

The Bulldogs would be looking at either the Cotton Bowl in Dallas against a Big 12 team like Texas, the Outback against Michigan State or a short trip to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl against an ACC opponent.

Georgia Tech, meanwhile, has a crucial road game against Virginia that will likely determine the winner of the ACC Coastal Division. If the Yellow Jackets pull off the upset, they will have a chance to play Clemson again in the ACC Championship Game for a slot in the Orange Bowl.

However, a loss to Virginia Tech would push Georgia Tech down the ACC bowl pecking order, with most projections putting them in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso against California, Utah or UCLA.

For the latest on Georgia's season, check out Dawg Sports, and for more info on Georgia Tech, head on over to From The Rumble Seat.

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