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2012 Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech secondary will have hands full with Trojans

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be tested by USC's top two receivers, Marqise Lee and Robert Woods.

Harry How

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' secondary will be tested when they go against USC in the Sun Bowl, writes Stan Awtrey of The Telegraph.

Georgia Tech's biggest challenge will be All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee. Lee was one of the best receivers in the country this season, catching 112 passes for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns.

While Lee is great, the whole team is a threat, Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson said:

"He's a great player, but they've got a lot of great players," Johnson said. "Their quarterback, their tailback, they're all great players. I'm not sure you're going to stop them. You just try to slow them down."

Lee had at least 100 receiving yards in eight of 12 games this season. His best performance came Oct. 27 against Arizona. In that game, he caught 16 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns.

USC also has Robert Woods, who has been overshadowed a bit by Lee. Woods caught 73 passes for 816 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

Georgia Tech went 6-7 this season, including a loss in the ACC Championship game to Florida State. USC went 7-5, losing the last two games of its season to UCLA and Notre Dame.

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