By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATHENS - Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense.
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 - Help is on the way for Hutson Mason and Georgia's struggling passing game.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.
ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.
ATHENS - The last year Troy lost its first three games, Herschel Walker was running toward the Heisman Trophy at Georgia.
ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
ATHENS - Georgia's Michael Bennett was taken aback when he heard the stat.
One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL.
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