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5 Must-Watch Georgia Football Games in 2014

5 Must-Watch Georgia Football Games in 2014

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After a somewhat disappointing season for Georgia in 2013, Mark Richt and the Bulldogs are looking to rebound in 2014, setting their sights on the SEC Title Game, as well as a spot in the four-team college football playoff. Along the way, the Bulldogs will be playing a slew of marquee games, and here is a look at five must-watch games on Georgia's schedule this year.

5. Aug. 30: vs. Clemson

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5. Aug. 30: vs. Clemson

SEC Football: Georgia vs. Clemson Best Game of Week 1
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It's always important to start a season strong, especially when it's against another BCS conference team. Georgia lost its season opener last year in a road game against Clemson, so the Bulldogs will certainly be looking for redemption. More importantly, a win over a team in the preseason top-20 will make a good first impression with the selection committee, which could give Georgia a leg up heading into the rest of the season.

4. Sept. 27: vs. Tennessee

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4. Sept. 27: vs. Tennessee

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The Bulldogs were lucky to survive a game in Knoxville last year and they may have to deal with an even better Volunteer team this year. Tennessee will bring everything they've got to this game and be looking to pull off the road upset, so Georgia better be ready, as there won't be a large margin for error in the SEC East this season. This isn't a game the Bulldogs can afford to lose.

3. Nov. 15: vs. Auburn

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3. Nov. 15: vs. Auburn

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This is a revenge game for Georgia, as they made a spectacular fourth quarter comeback last year only to lose the game on a miracle catch. This will likely be a must-win game for both teams if they expect to reach the SEC Title Game, but it's also a fierce rivalry that we see every year, and with the Bulldogs feeling bitter after last year's game, this year's meeting is a must-watch.

2. Nov. 1: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

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2. Nov. 1: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

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This is a bitter rivalry and always a must-watch game for SEC fans. Even if the Gators have another down season, this is generally a game when you can throw out the records, so it should be a competitive one regardless. There's always a chance that emotions will be high and the game gets a bit out of control, and that's not something fans will want to miss.

1. Sept. 13: at South Carolina

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1. Sept. 13: at South Carolina

SEC Football: Georgia at South Carolina Week 3 Game to Watch
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These two teams usually put on a good show, and both are usually around the top of the SEC East, which makes this a critical early-season game for both teams. There is a budding rivalry between Georgia and South Carolina, and both teams know that winning this game will mean a huge leg up in the SEC East race, so this should be a competitive game with huge stakes that you won't want to miss.