Sugar Bowl: Kendall's Three Keys

ATLANTA - Josh Kendall's three keys to Georgia's Sugar Bowl game with West Virginia.

Show up

Georgia's only bowl loss under Richt came against Boston College in the 2001 Music City Bowl, and the Bulldogs had no business losing that game. They simply overlooked the Eagles. That shouldn't happen in a game the magnitude of the Sugar Bowl, but you never know.

Don't turn the ball over

Both teams have taken excellent care of the football this season. Georgia is ninth in the country in turnover margin, and West Virginia is 11th. The Bulldogs can't afford to slip now and let an inferior opponent into the game.

Be in the right spot

White and Slaton are a handful. If Georgia's defenders are out of position and let them take a good angle and get a running start, they'll be in the end zone way too often for the Bulldogs' sake.

One to watch

Quarterback D.J. Shockley could put a nice cap on his senior season at Georgia and increase his stock in the eyes of NFL scouts at the same time today. A lot of eyes will be on the Georgia quarterback, who according to Mark Richt, is now in position to be picked in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. Shockley's not thinking about professional football yet, though. "Thewhole year has been all about Georgia," he said. "It has not been about me or what happens on the next level. After the season is over with, I still haveopportunities to help myself with the Senior Bowl and the (NFL) combine."

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