It's Greene vs. green

The outcome of Saturday's Tennessee-Georgia football game may reduced to one matchup: Greene vs. green ... Bulldogs quarterback David Greene vs. the Vols' green secondary.

''Greene does it all,'' UT head man Phillip Fulmer said this week. ''He's a guy you're going to be seeing on Sundays. He's real smart, has a great arm, reads the field well, throws the ball where he wants to throw it. He's an exceptional player.''

Pressuring Greene is difficult because he has the awareness to sense pressure and unload the ball before he can be sacked.

''They do a really good job protecting him,'' Fulmer said of the Bulldogs. ''And he does a good job throwing the ball on time.''

Making Greene even more effective is the presence of two star-quality receivers, Fred Gibson and Reggie Brown. Putting two seniors of their ilk against Tennessee's youthful secondary is downright scary. As Fulmer noted: ''That's not a matchup you want to have.''

Georgia's passing game wouldn't be nearly as effective, however, if it didn't have the support of a potent ground game. Kregg Lumpkin was hurt in preseason, then backup Danny Ware got hurt in Game 2. Ware returned last week, however, to rush for 109 yards as Georgia trounced LSU 45-16.

''Lumking gets hurt,'' Fulmer said, ''then this guy (Ware) comes in and does even better. He's a big guy that can run. He's always falling forward, he can break a tackle, he can outrun you. We have seen some backs this fall, and he's as good as any of them.''


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