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Buffalo (?) hanging with No. 6 UGA at the half

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Heading into the 2012 season, defending SEC East champion and sixth-ranked Georgia was widely viewed as one of the top teams in the country and viewed as a potential threat to possibly sneak into the BcS title picture.

Based on the first 30 minutes of the season at least, expectations may be tempered just a bit.

After jumping out to a 24-6 lead midway through the second quarter, the Bulldogs allowed MAC member Buffalo to score 10 straight points to close the gap to 24-16 with two quarters to play.  Perhaps most concerning was a look at the stat sheet; the Bulls, which won just three games in 2011, outgained UGA 243-188, including an astounding 147-51 edge in rushing yards for the visitors.

Nearly a third of the Bulls’ yardage came on its second touchdown, a 94-yard drive that lasted nearly six minutes late in the half.

It should be noted defensively, however, UGA is dealing with a handful of players missing the game due to suspensions/injuries.  With Missouri and the SEC opener on the road on tap next weekend, however, and with at least a couple of those suspensions extending beyond this weekend, there may be a bit of concern in Athens and the surrounding areas this afternoon.  Pending how the second half plays out, of course.

UPDATED 3:59 p.m. ET: So much for hanging in.  After the so-so first half, UGA dropped Buffalo 45-23 to win going away.

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1 Response to “Buffalo (?) hanging with No. 6 UGA at the half”
  1. JMil_ATL says: Sep 1, 2012 5:00 PM

    Ugly but still counted as a ‘W’.

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