Originally created 11/17/00

Georgia notebook



A look at the No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs (6-3, 4-3 SEC) one day before they play host to Mississippi (6-3, 3-3) on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN2):

Latest news:

Linebacker Chris Clemons has been cleared to play this week. The freshman hasn't played since the Sept. 30 Arkansas game because of a shoulder stinger. Clemons' presence will provide depth for a corps that will be without reserve Ryan Fleming. Fleming suffered a ankle injury last week against Auburn.

Injuries:

QB Quincy Carter (thumb) is out. LB Ryan Fleming (ankle) is doubtful. LB Kendrell Bell (thigh) is questionable.

Key stat:

The Rebels have given up seven sacks this season, an SEC-low.

Analysis:

The Bulldogs must establish a dependable running game. They haven't been consistent in going to the power game for most the year, with the Oct. 7 Tennessee game representing the lone exception. The shaky play of the interior offensive line has been partly to blame, but the Bulldogs have too much talent in the backfield to let it go to waste.

Quote:

"We haven't had a very good situation there from the standpoint of establishing somebody as the guy. We have definitely had a hard time establishing that, hopefully we can do that this week. -- Georgia coach Jim Donnan, on the fact Georgia hasn't had a 100-yard rusher in a game this season.

Larry Williams