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Saturday's Georgia Southern-Georgia game glance
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SITE - Sanford Stadium (92,746), Athens, Ga.
KICKOFF - 12:30 p.m. EST.
TV - Pay-Per-View/ESPN GamePlan
RECORDS (2007) - Georgia Southern (7-4 overall, 4-3 Southern Conference), Georgia (11-2, 6-2 SEC).
COACHES - Georgia Southern, Chris Hatcher (83-16 overall, 7-4 in second year at school), Georgia, Mark Richt (72-19 in eighth year at school, same overall).
SERIES - Georgia leads 3-0, including 48-28 win to open the 2004 season.
KEY PLAYERS - Georgia Southern, QBs Lee Chapple, a freshman, and Ohio State transfer Antonio Henton are expected to share snaps as coach Chris Hatcher looks to replace Walter Payton Award winner Jayson Foster; Georgia, QB Matthew Stafford (17-4 as starter with 4,272 yards passing, 26 TDs, 23 INTs, led Georgia to seven straight wins, including four over ranked teams, to close the 2007 season), RB Knowshon Moreno (rushed for 1,334 yards as freshman, highest total for a Georgia freshman since Herschel Walker's 1980 season), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (team's top returning receiver with 32 catches for 491 yards, four TDs last year), LB Dannell Ellerbe (led team with 93 tackles last year, had 4.5 sacks), CB Asher Allen (64 tackles, 3 INTs last year).
EXTRA POINTS -Georgia is 30-2 against non-conference opponents under coach Mark Richt, including 20-0 at Sanford Stadium. ... There will be two pregame ceremonies regarding Georgia's Uga mascots. Uga VI, who died during the summer, will be honored, and then, at about 12:19 p.m., Uga VII will be introduced. ... Georgia Southern was No. 17 in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches preseason poll. ... Georgia Southern has 28 playoff wins and six national championships, each the highest totals among FCS teams. ... The Eagles rushed for 294 yards in their loss at Georgia to open the 2004 season.

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