It’s Georgia-South Carolina time again; foes meet first time as Top-10 ranked teams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Levi Johnson, Sports Editor   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:14

It’s Georgia-South Carolina time again, on the gridiron.

And come 7p.m. on Sat. night (Oct. 6), at Williams-Brice Stadium, the border state schools and Southeastern Conference (SEC) affiliates will tee it up for the 64th time in a long running series that is one-sided in favor of the Ga. Bulldogs.

Coming into the nationally televised affair, which is to be broadcast via ESPN, the Bulldogs lead 46-15-2. However, South Carolina has won the last two games, including a 17-6 triumph in Columbia in 2010 and a 45-42 decision on the Georgia campus last season.

The face-off this weekend; however, will have a new wrinkle as it will mark the first time the two teams will compete against each other as Top-10 ranked groups. With their 5-0, 3-0 SEC record, the Gamecocks will come into the showdown in the capital city of the Palmetto State ranked 6th. Georgia (5-0, 3-0) fronts its host with the No.5 ranking.

Georgia jumped to 5-0 after out dueling SEC foe Tennessee by seven (51-44) this past Saturday in Athens.

In a successful comeback effort versus Kentucky last weekend in the Bluegrass State, South Carolina defeated the Wildcats 38-17.

During his weekly press conference Tues. (Oct. 2), Steve Spurrier said he and his Gamecocks "are looking forward to playing Georgia."

Nevertheless, with his acceptance of the challenge of competing against Georgia, which he noted has a rich history in the game of football, the Gamecocks coach, now in his eighth season heading the South Carolina grid program, made it clear that his team can ill afford to get started late in Game 6.

Such was the case in Game 5 against Kentucky but a marked positive second half adjustment was apparently too much for the host Wildcats to handle opposite a South Carolina team they had down 17-7 heading into third quarter play.