ATHENS - Mike Gilliard had never started a game before Georgia lost linebackers Alec Ogletree and Christian Robinson to injuries the first two weeks of the season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Derek Dooley knows he and the Volunteers are measured by how they perform against rivials like Georgia. Still, he has a hard time looking at Saturday's meeting with the Bulldogs as bigger than any other game.
ATHENS - The stats are similar to a year ago.
ATHENS, Ga. - Mississippi State has lost each of its first three Southeastern Conference games, but coach Dan Mullen hasn't lost hope.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says the Southeastern Conference will expand again and officials at each school need to have a number of frank discussions before moving forward.
Running backs have reclaimed the spotlight - and the ball - in the Southeastern Conference. They might not be inclined to give either back any time soon.
ATHENS - Georgia's defense has allowed only one touchdown in two straight wins, giving Mark Richt confidence the unit is better prepared than last year to face Mississippi State's physical running game.
OXFORD, Miss. - As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Georgia linebacker Cornelius Washington smacked aside a Mississippi offensive lineman and headed straight for the quarterback.
ATHENS - Mark Richt has announced Shawn Williams will be Georgia's defensive captain for Saturday's game at Mississippi.
ATHENS - Mark Richt says he enjoys football "business trips."
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's largest margin of victory in 17 years gave the Bulldogs a needed lift after losses to two ranked teams.
ATLANTA - Some Southeastern Conference teams are leaving defense behind in their rush for more points.
ATHENS, Ga. - Isaiah Crowell, who played like a lead back even in a reserve role, is ready for his first start as Georgia's tailback.
ATLANTA - Georgia will try to recover from its first 0-2 start in 15 years after losing a starting linebacker for the second straight week.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Kirby Smart's backfield uncertainty going into the season extends beyond who will be the starting quarterback.
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