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Thursday, October 17, 2002
Fact or Fiction?


Georgia is a legitimate national title contender.

Musa Smith
Can these Dawgs bowl with the best of them?
Fact

  • They don't play another team currently in the Top 20 during the regular season.

  • Their two toughest games (Florida and Ole Miss) plus the Georgia Tech rivalry game are home games.

  • They've shown a knack for winning the tough games.

    Fiction
  • Four of Georgia's six wins have come by less than a touchdown.

  • Five of their next six opponents have winning records, and even if they get through the regular season undefeated, they have to win the SEC championship game and the national championship game.

  • Backup QB D.J. Shockley hopes to return from his foot injury on Oct. 19, and a QB controversy is already brewing.