BATON ROUGE, La. - While top-ranked LSU may not need to win the SEC to reach the national championship game, the Tigers remain motivated heading into their matchup against No. 12 Georgia.
ATLANTA - Georgia knows just about everyone is looking past this game, figuring it's nothing more than a mere inconvenience for top-ranked LSU on the way to playing for the national championship.
ATLANTA - The celebration didn't last long. Georgia had not even finished off another win over its state rival when the fans in red and black began to chant, "LSU! LSU! LSU!"
ATLANTA - Georgia is headed to the Southeastern Conference championship game.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Georgia each started over on defense two years ago, hiring new coordinators to install 3-4 schemes.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's running back situation is more crisply defined than Georgia's four days before the annual battle for state bragging rights.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt's belly slide across Georgia's locker-room floor had a good start and painful finish - just the opposite of his team's path to the SEC championship game.
ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia player flung his helmet in the air and took off toward the student section, waving his arms. At the other end of Sanford Stadium, the band played and the red-clad fans chanted "SEC! SEC! SEC!"
AUBURN, Ala. - So much for those neighborly Georgia-Auburn get-togethers.
ATHENS - Isaiah Crowell is back in the Georgia lineup.
ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray threw five second-quarter touchdown passes, former walk-on receiver Brandon Harton ran for 98 yards and No. 18 Georgia won its seventh straight game by cruising past New Mexico State 63-16 on Saturday.
ATHENS - Mark Richt delivered a sobering mid-week evaluation of Georgia's top two available tailbacks.
ATHENS - Chris Conley says Georgia no longer has to depend on any one receiver.
ATHENS - Failed drug tests administered last week were the reason Georgia's leading rusher, Isaiah Crowell, and two other Georgia tailbacks were suspended for Saturday's game against New Mexico State, according to two people familiar with the results.