COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s been well-chronicled how much success South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore has had running the ball against Georgia’s defense the last two seasons.
He’s combined for 358 rushing yards and three touchdowns and has had more than 150 of those yards in the fourth quarter.
But whereas Alec Ogletree didn’t play at all in one of those games and sparingly in the other, he’ll be in the middle of that Georgia defense Saturday at his inside linebacker spot.
The Bulldogs think Ogletree will make a big difference against the Gamecocks’ running game. He was injured and didn’t play last season. And two years ago, he was a freshman safety playing in his first college game.
This is a different Georgia defense with Ogletree in the middle. He’s probably the Bulldogs’ second-best defender behind outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.
Ogletree should also be a lot better Saturday than he was last week against Tennessee, which was his first game back after a four-game suspension.