W. Carolina Week: Kendall's Three Keys

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's three keys to Georiga's game with Western Carolina.

Shake off the doldrums

Georgia slogged through its Monday practice and didn't seem particularly fired up early in Tuesday's workout. They are in little danger of losing this game, but they need to do more than just win. Looking good is a key to get them feeling good about themselves again.

Catch passes

There were reasons other than dropped passes for Georgia's loss, but if either Tony Wilson or Michael Moore catches their dropped ball on the goal line, Georgia probably would be 2-0 right now.

Be precise

The Bulldogs offense was sloppy in its blocking, throwing and catching last week. It can win today with the same kind of effort, but that wouldn't do much for them going forward. Today would be a good time to get the offense moving in the right direction.

One to watch

Tailback Knowshon Moreno could end up winning the starting job in this game. Western Carolina's run defense is atrocious, and Moreno has added a spark to the Bulldogs' ground game. Running backs coach Tony Ball said this week that it's not time for Moreno to supplant senior Thomas Brown as the starting tailback, but he said it with a "yet." It may be time after today.


After two nationally televised games, one a big success and one a flop, Georgia get some privacy today. The Bulldogs will be licking the wounds of a loss to South Carolina in what is likely to be one of two non-televised games this year. (Today's game can be seen live on pay-per-view from CSS.) "We're going to have to motivate ourselves because it's not going to be a big ESPN game, everybody hyping it up. That's when we have to stay focused on not being complacent and being aware that Western Carolina can beat us," senior cornerback Thomas Flowers said. The last part of Flowers' statement is technically true, but highly unlikely. The Catamounts are no Appalachian State.

Winner: Georgia

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