Georgia-Respecting Vandy

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Not so many years ago, Georgia could assign
its annual game against Vanderbilt to the win column before the
season even began.

But Georgia is hardly expecting a walkover when it hosts
Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Commodores upset the Bulldogs in 2006
with a last-second field goal and Georgia needed a crucial
defensive stop and a late kick of its own to knock off the
Commodores a year ago.

This time, the Commodores come in with a number-22 national
ranking. They're looking to get over last week's ugly loss at
Mississippi State, which cost them a chance at matching their best
start in 80 years.

Georgia, which came into this season ranked No. 1, finds itself
playing catch-up in the national championship race after losing at
home to Alabama. The Bulldogs can hardly afford another defeat,
especially with games the next two weeks against No. 13 LSU and
fifth-ranked Florida.