Georgia's Boykin could be a busy man

September, 10, 2011
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Brandon Boykin had one carry last week against Boise State, but it was a memorable one.

He went 80 yards for a touchdown.

Don't be surprised if his workload on offense increases today against No. 12-ranked South Carolina. At least, that's the plan.

The Bulldogs will pull out all the stops to keep from going 0-2. Branden Smith is another guy they'd like to get the ball to on offense. But because of recruiting promises, Smith and Georgia freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell both wear No. 1, which means they can't be on the field at the same time.

Protecting quarterback Aaron Murray will be critical for Georgia, which gave up six sacks last week.

Defensively, look for Georgia to do everything it can to make South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia beat the Bulldogs throwing the ball. Georgia would love to see Garcia throwing it 35-plus times as opposed to Marcus Lattimore getting 25-plus carries.

With inside linebacker Alec Ogletree out with a fractured ankle, senior walk-on Jeremy Sulek is slated to fill in for this game. Freshman Amarlo Herrera will also play some inside.

The Bulldogs could really use a step-up performance from noseguard John Jenkins, who came in from junior college and was supposed to be Georgia's stopper in the middle. But he's been slowed by injuries and conditioning issues. He's especially important today because Georgia's other noseguard, Kwame Geathers, has been banged up this week and hasn't practiced.

Chris Low | email

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