STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State is trying to fight
into the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. Georgia's
trying to make sure it doesn't fall from it.
That's why Saturdays game at Davis-Wade Stadium is so important
for both teams. The winner will stay relevant in the SEC race for
at least another week while the loser will fade from contention
before October begins.
Georgia (1-2, 0-2 SEC) and Mississippi State (1-2, 0-2) have
excuses for their slow starts - the most obvious a pair of brutal
schedules. Both have lost two straight games to nationally ranked
But in the high-expectation world of the SEC, excuses don't get
the job done.
Georgia hasn't lost three straight games since 1990 and hasn't
been 0-3 in the SEC since 1993.